Sunday, January 15, 2012

Back to Playing with Clay

There was a couple weeks where I didn't have time to play with clay but the holidays are over and it's time to get back to the clay.  Mostly I've been working on Artist Trade Cards for a swap, can't show you those until the swap is over but I've made a few beads, I can show you those.

I always have scraps on my work table and it's hard for me to toss them in the scrap bags so I make beads instead. 

Click on the photos for a closer look. 

A couple tiles and some swirly beads in shades of green and brown. 

More swirly beads and a pendant tile in magenta, red and blue.

A mirror image pendant and matching beads in ambers and reds on a sage green background.

Another mirror image tile and beads in green and black. I used scraps from one of the border canes I posted earlier.  I love this shade of green. I am going to make more beads so I can make a necklace.

A variety of shapes and sizes in yellow and red. These were all made from scraps. I think of them as "end of day" beads.... guess I should say "end of month" beads cause the scraps have been laying around for a month of more.  

Okay I can show you one ATC... This is my first attempt at a Artist Trade Card.... it got a little to thick so I'm not going to use it in the swap but it was fun to practice on.... 

Okay, now my table is cleaned of scraps so I can get out fresh clay and get to work.  I need to mix some colors and maybe do some canes.... we'll see.  Now that the holidays are over I plan to blog more often.

Thanks for stopping by. Comments and questions are always welcome. 


  1. Your scrap items are beautiful. You are so creative and inspiring.

    Loved your Christmas blogs about wrapping. My mom use to wrap our presents in Tide boxes and diaper boxes. She thought that was funny.

    1. LOL Bonnie, your mom sounds like a fun lady and she recycled too! Thank you for the nice compliments, I always enjoy hearing from you.

  2. I love the ATC and can't wait to see more!

    1. Thank you Blue Lady... I love your name, cobaltandindigo is lovely. I am having great fun with the ATC's, finished two today that I really, really like.... I'm tempted to keep them but I should entry them in the swap.... right?

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