Saturday, February 11, 2012

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 Andra. Congratulations! You have won a new Flower Pendant from Heather of Humblebeads.
Send Heather 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 Saturday and welcome to all!
I have been long overdue to make something new. I saw a bracelet with similar construction. In my mind I figuring out, can it be made out of clay? The answer is yes! Truthfully, I like mine better. The ones I saw had a very messy solder job on the back. Of course I'm thinking I can fire the wire into the clay then there isn't messy soldering involved. The clay pieces needed to be thick enough for the wire to go all the way through but not too thick to look bulky. 
Being the last minute person that I am, I hand formed these Thursday night, fired them last night and put the bracelet together this morning. Most events are like this for me. I formulate a plan, mull over it for far too long before it materializes. More tweeking needs to be done as with anything new. For a first time prototype of sorts, not bad if I do say so myself. They remind me of bugs with antennae. 
So, I know have Connector Bugs.  I think these would work with most of my button designs too.

My question is:
Do you see these as individual pieces for your creations or just put together as jewelry pieces?
Do you like or dislike them? Other color schemes that would good?

Answer my questions at ArtBeadScene and you could win the Connector Bug shown above.
To the potential winner, I am leaving the country for 3 weeks (I'm going to Norway!) next Wednesday. You may have to wait till I return for your prize to be shipped. That is unless I can convince my husband to put it in the mail.
Feeling sassy as usual.
Tari Sasser