Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ancient Luminous Puzzle Beads

I was recently thrilled to learn that I was featured on Polymer Clay Daily for my new clay beads! I have been working diligently on refining the process to these beads, and having a lot of fun in the process.

I have not made jewelry in over 2 years, so this is a refreshing diversion for me. I will most likely be obsessed with this new technique for a while before returning to my encaustic work, but isn't that what creating art is all about?

Teaching Art

I have a friend whose daughter is an art teacher, and during our recent bad weather has now opened an etsy shop for her designs. She is making really cute signs for kids, family and holidays, so please check out Lori Martin Designs.

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Year, New Art Projects

Wow! It has been a long time since I have had time to do any art!

I tore a tendon in my elbow, and have not been able to use my dominant hand, so no art. Plus with the holidays, it gets fairly busy at our house.

I am taking a little break from Encaustics right now. I am working on some new beads, and made a necklace with some of them. I am taking a bracelet class from my friend Lisa in March, and wanted to have some beads ready before class.

It does not show in the pictures well, but these beads are very luminous. They have a matte finish, but can be polished as well. I prefer a matte finish, so I left them alone.