Saturday, October 30, 2010

Studio Saturday at Art Bead Scene

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.
This weeks winner is Linda LandigCongratulations! 
You have won a a pendant from the studio of Jennifer Heynen
Send Jennifer an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.

This week we visit the studio of Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions In Clay.
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

Art Beads at Lima Beads

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.

I love the Fresh Picks from Lima Beads customers, they are so inspiring and a fun way to shop!

Create a Fresh Pick and leave a link in the comments at Art Bead Scene.  Heather will draw one random winner next Friday to receive a grab bag of beads from Humblebeads, Green Girl Studios, C-Koop and Jangles!

Use discount code LOCK20 for the coupon above.