Last week I had a good post day - you know the ones! - when two lovely packets popped through the letter box. One from Marsha Neal and one from Kylie Parry. Two gorgeous ceramic artists. Can't get enough of clay beads at the moment! I took a bunch of photos with my phone but a lot of them didn't turn out very well so I will just share a couple with you. Iphone 4 is doing well but it can't beat my trusty purple camera!
I've been lusting after some of Kylie's 'Story Beads' since she first started making them. Aren't they gorgeous? Love those birds in silhouette. The flower pendant are a new design for Kylie - peonies. I bought two of these in a pale pink and this warmer pink pictured above.
My goodie bag included a honeycomb pendant, a round bird pendant and a sweet wee mushroom. YOu can see them below.
This picture also includes the beautiful pieces I bought from Marsha Neal - a stunning flower pendant and a lovely butterfly. I have used the flower in that same green that the butterfly is glazed in before, in one of my favourite pieces of recent months. I have a not-so-secret ambition to one day make my own ceramic beads but until I work out how I'm going to manage that, I'll keep on buying from the many clay artists out there that I love! Thanks ladies.
Do you have any secret bead making ambitions or are you happy to stick with jewellery?