Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Spring Jewelry Stringing Bracelet

Last fall when Jewelry Stringing magazine had submission calls for the 2013 spring issue, I was drawn to their Coachella Chic palette with it's bright and bold hues of gold, turquoise, raspberry pink, green and a spicy orange.  The palette named for the annual Coachella California music festival rekindled the hippie in me and inspired me to take out the macrame cord and get knotting. Stringing suggested creating something with a tribal or ethnic flare.

I started by making a simple square knot pattern with turquoise and gold hemp, and weaving in some of my Clayworksnh stoneware coins, stoneware golden beech leaves, and finishing it with a matching toggle I made from stoneware clay as well.  Some vintage fuschia wooden beads I recycled from some of my "fair finds" added some extra "oomph" and I completed the palette with some green and gold ceramic washers.  Some vintage feathers and a little dancing tribal charm put the perfect finishing touch for a very fun to wear piece.

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Bead Soup Partner!

I was so excited to find out my bead soup partner for the bead soup blog party swap is Betty James Happensteadt!
Betty is an accomplished artist and a teacher from Wheaton Illinois, and has a vast array of mediums she works with.  She loves "All things art" and loves to create realistic and organic sculptural forms in glass, metals, polymer clay and beadwork. She's also been an instructor in lampwork beads, drawing, ceramics, photography. 
Betty can usually be found in her studio the Genuine Article which is a workshop, gallery, bead shop, and a hands on classroom.  I wish I lived closer so I could check it out and take some classes from Betty!
Having Betty as a partner is a little intimidating as she is such a master and aficionado of fine arts and crafts, so I hope that Betty likes the soup I sent her and I can't wait to see what she's sending my way!  Here's a sneak peek at what I sent Betty.  You'll have to use your imagination.
I'm looking forward getting to know more about Betty and seeing what our collective creative processes bring.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

50% Off All Hearts Sale and February Giveaway!

Save 50% Off on All heart items in my Clayworksnh Etsy shop through Friday, Feburary 8th. No coupon needed.
Heart Pendants, Components, Pins, Earrings, Ornaments and More.  Save 50% until midnight, February 8th. All Hearts and Heart Design Items are Marked 50% off.

** February Giveaway **
New Clayworks by Lisa Boucher Facebook Fans this week will be entered in a drawing for a $10.00 Gift Certificate in my Clayworksnh Etsy shop.  Winner to be announced Saturday, February 9th.