Sunday, April 22, 2012

From Kiln to Design...

MaryAnn Carroll
Here are some pictures of the beads that came out the most recent wood-firing that I wrote about recently. I spent the other evening stringing these on wire for the pictures. I had two plates.... I'm just showing one.

This weekend I've been trying to create a bunch of earrings and possibly other jewelry without over thinking. That is a major challenge for me..... so I'm just getting myself in the zone and moving forward.... letting my hands guide me rather than brain....  That doesn't sound quite right, but for those over-thinkers out there, you get what I mean ;o)

The beads...






and the earrings....









And... as always, thank-you for supporting those who create handmade with handmade,

MaryAnn

7 comments:

ciaolucia said...

MaryAnn, I love your beads and many earring styles. All the different shapes and materials look wonderful together. Great to see the progression from beads to completed pieces.

Alice said...

The beads alone are just gorgeous! And when paired with the patina wire they are even more lovely.

stacilouise said...

I personally try to never think. (hehe) They look great. Very organic and natural. Did you enjoy letting go and designing?
ps- love the new shapes in your beads. great stuff.

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Thanks! Yes, I am enjoying it. The only thing that keeps entering my mind is.... "color!" I'll go with that when I'm ready.

Patti Van said...

Thise beads are fabulous! LOVE the earrings!

Riki Schumacher said...

Lovely!! So earthy yummy! Riki

Stacie Florer said...

This was amazing! The colors, textures and way cool design elements are so up my alley. Wonderful work...wow!

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