There be some New Dragons in the post......
Mama B and Papa R
Mama B, Papa R and Little Miss M
Mama B, Papa R, Little Miss M and Little Miss P.
Having had such fun making dragons earlier in the year, I have now done a commission for a family of four!! They are so nice to make, and each seems to develop its own character as it is created. Adding 2 grown up - or nearly grown up daughters was interesting to do, especially to try and fit into a family tableau. My only concern now is that they have to be shipped abroad, and even with them being made from Premo, I am a little worried about how they will survive through the post . So I have sent Mama B first, well padded with loads of stuffing, will see how she fairs and will then send the rest of the family one by one - a good way of checking out the postal system, and also not putting all my eggs in one basket - Ooooooh Dragons eggs in a basket, now there's a thought......... I'll let you know how the posting goes - keep fingers crossed for me!!
Pietra Dura Bird Box
I have finally finished my latest Pietra Dura (have decided to spell it with the 'a' ending, although Pietre Dure is also correct) box, and kept with the bird theme.
Full details and photos are on the website under Pietra Dura Polymer Clay, on the Polymer Clay listing.
Any comments would be appreciated!
Encased cane Necklace and Earrings 2
Am off to the NEC on Friday to demonstrate for the British Polymer Clay Guild at the big Create and Craft show. Will be wearing my new necklace design to hopefully get some feedback from people, and to test it out to make sure it hangs properly etc.
It's always great to come up with a new design, but the testing needs to be thorough to make sure it will stand up to normal usage, I normally wear a piece for at least full week taking it where ever I go to check that it can stand up to normal wear and tear.
If you see me at the show please come and say hello! (I'll be there Sunday too.)
Well how excited am I ? Not only did I finally come up with a name for the collection - Kal Stone Leaves - but it is advertised in the Beautifully Bespoke section at the back of October's Vogue magazine.
I have been in a mad rush to get everything ready in time but am pleased to say that 50 necklaces are now on The Bead Scene Studio website ready to buy, with 24 others available to do as commissions, and one already having been donated to a charity auction.
Would love to know what people think of them - any comments please?
This is the first time I have used Sterling Silver findings and Swarovski Crystals in my work, and although it adds tremendously to the cost of the piece, I think the final results were worth it.
I have been working on kaleidoscopes again, here is the latest design due to be incorporated into the Autumn collection. Still cant finalise the name, am currently thinking Stones and Leaves Collection (being kaleidoscope bead stones,) but am still not decided.
Just added a couple more berry necklaces, it takes ages to bead up all that fringing on the necklace ones. Still I think it is worth it to get the fuller look, but also feel the plainer 'circlets' have a certain elegance in their simplicity too. Not sure which I like best. What do you think?