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Salt and Light

 

After having lunch with a friend in downtown Columbia, we were looking for something else fun to do. We decided to look around in the antique store on the square for a while. I looked carefully through the whole store and hadn’t found anything that caught my eye and was about to leave, when I spotted a wonderful cache of tiny antique and vintage salt shakers. The glass ones have sterling lids. The wheels started turning in my mind and I snatched them up and brought them home to my studio.

These would make a wonderful place to store a small memento such as a lock of baby hair or to put tiny inspirational messages in. I’m sure your imagination could come up with something interesting.

Several of these are available at Wall Candy and Cliques Hair Salon in Columbia, as well as Heart and Hands on Main St. in Franklin Tennessee. You could also send me a comment or email and I can make one with your color scheme in mind.

 

 

Stained Glass Garden

Stained glass is another one of my varied interests. This is a piece that I created on a double-paned window in the style of a mosaic in which the glass is glued to the backing with clear adhesive and then it is grouted like you would a tile or stone mosaic. It is approx. 2 feet square. I can get you the exact measurements if needed. This piece is available at Wall Candy Custom Framing and Gallery in Columbia, Tennessee.

Back By Popular Demand

Well…back by popular demand and just in time for Mother’s Day, I am offering a jewelry class at The Royal Brush in Columbia Tennessee. Campbell Plaza, Suite 7E, phone: 931-223-5351. We will be learning to use pottery clay to create pendants and other jewelry elements, using stamps and molds. These elements will be fired by The Royal Brush and then we will return and use them to create our own unique adornments. The two days of the class will be Monday, April 23 and Monday, April 30 from 10:00 in the morning until 12:00 noon. The class may take a around two hours for each session, but if you like to take your time, we will take as long as we need. We will create at least two completed pieces, such as a necklace or a bracelet. You will also have several pendants or elements to take home with you and create your own jewelry at home.The price will be $35 and everything will be provided, but if you happen to have your own jewelry pliers, it would be good to bring them. Please either call The Royal Brush, or contact me at 931-987-9374. I would like to have at least 3 students to make the class and will take up to 6 people.

Here is some of the work of the students in my last class, some completed pieces and some waiting to be finished.

In Living Color

I was in the mood to mix it up a bit today as far as color was concerned, mixing my favorites with some contrasting colors and warm wood tones. These will be available at next week’s First Thursday Artisans’ Party at Wall Candy in Columbia, Tennessee.

The party is on April 5th from 5:30 -8:30 P.M. with live music by Cody “Cash” Huber, plenty of tasty food, wine and YOU!


 



 



Blooms and Green

I tried a little something new. The cabochon on this necklace is a stamped, clay piece from my new clay experiments, as is the toggle clasp. The clay was painted after firing, but I think my next ones will be glazed before firing. I’m really having fun with the clay. This Sunday afternoon will be my first class to be taught at The Royal Brush in Columbia, Tennessee. I think I have one more slot to fill if you want to come and join us. You can contact them at:  931.223.5351.

I also wanted to show off my amaryllis blooms. This is the most that I have ever had at one time. I put some coffee grounds in the soil. I don’t know if that made a difference, but I’ll try that again. A little taste of spring inside.

Faux Fossil

The focal on this necklace was sent to me by my friend Steph (aka Vladthebat.) It is a clay replica of an ammonite fossil that she created. I painted it and added the other gemstone and glass beads to match. This will be available at the Artisans Party next week on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Art Candy in downtown Columbia, TN. The party is from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Come join the fun!

Pass the Peas Please

My husband has been telling me that I need to make some more pea necklaces. I finally did some with a new twist of enameling the pods with my torch fired enamel. These are coming up for sale at an upcoming open house art show that I am doing with some local artisans. The show will be at Wall Candy which is a frame and art shop just off the square in Columbia, Tennessee. 116-B West 7th St. on Thursday, December 1 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be food, live music, and a wine tasting by Lexington Vineyard.