Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Happy Halloween! It's so much fun to decorate for Halloween. I wanted to make something fun for Studio Saturday that I decorate my ears. I never seem to get around to making new designs unless I'm forced. Why not the iconic striped stocking and ruby red slippers? I love the "Wizard of Oz!" I have a T-Shirt with the same imagery on it and thought it would make terrific earrings. I formed both of these by hand, cleaned them up, put on the underglaze, fired, put on the clear glaze and fired again. I used Sparkly Mod Podge as the glue and sealant for the glitter. It would be sparkly on the entire shoe.
I have other plans to make lots of the legs for a necklace which I think would be hilarious. I am hoping my attempt to make a 2 part mold will be successful.
I also made these cigar/monster rice shaped dangler beads with the intention of making a necklace. Well, I didn't have time since I fired them too late. I have a pseudo design dancing around in my head. If that doesn't work out then earrings. I keep thinking Beetlejuice, which is such a great movie.
For Halloween, my question is:
What was your best Costume? If you didn't have one what would be your best costume?
Leave me a comment at Art Bead Scene and you could win a pair of Candy Corn earrings! TREAT!!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Lima Beads just got juicier with a line of art beads from some of your favorite beadmakers! They recently added Humblebeads, Jangles and C-Koop to their collection. You'll also find a large selection of pewter beads and clasps from Green Girl Studios. They will be adding more beads and artists soon, so be sure to sign up for their newsletter for the latest scoop.