Friday, August 31, 2012

Nervous as a Cat!

I am so on edge today, I am firing my baby kiln for the very first time since I've had it...bought it back in April!  Pretty sure all will go well, but I felt like this the first few times I fired the old one too!

Hope you all have a great and safe Labor Day weekend!  Do something fun if you can and make wonderful memories!

My best friend from childhood is coming for a visit tomorrow and altho we only live about 30 miles from each other, she has her life and I am busy with mine, so when we do get to see each other, it is always fun.  I love her so and am so glad we reconnected after we grew up.  Now hopefully, we can grow old together and be friends till the END!

I will be firing for sure on Monday if at all possible!

As always, thanks for stopping by and take care...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Another Batch of Goodies

Here is another batch I made.  These wings are fun, a little difficult, because I have to cut it out by hand not just cookie cutter it out.  And there are lots of details that disappear easily if handled too much.  And I love the details!   I like making these and I hope the receiver is happy with them, she seemed to be by the sound of her emails.

Hope you all have a great day, and as always, thanks for stopping by and take care!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

So Happy!

UPDATE!  Here is one of the Mended Hearts in use...For Mr. Ryley!  God bless!

The kiln was good to me this time.  I had four special orders and all turned out very well.

Here are my Mended Hearts made for a special project involving children with heart problems.  I am so happy with the way they turned out and so is the person I made them for.  This is just such a blessing to me.  For them to mean something to someone else makes the meaning of them even more special...

If you want to read my story of the Mended Hearts, use the search button, above left, and it should take you right to it!

thanks for stopping by, take care!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Great Day to Glaze

What a beautiful day, the morning was bright and cool, I just love this weather!  Almost too cool for a fan, but I have to have the air around me moving, even if I have to put on house slippers to keep my toes from being too it!

I am glazing up a storm, lots of wings and hearts and little matching beads...and more.  I am so grateful.

I put up an item in my Etsy store this morning and in less than half an hour it had been sold!  That is fun!

You all are making my life so happy and full and I am grateful to each of you.  I finally feel like this is where I should have always been in my life...Just wish it hadn't taken me so long to find this place!

And as always, thanks for stopping by and take care!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Getting Back in the Groove!

Saturday was a clay day that I thoroughly enjoyed!  I do enjoy all clay days, not just this last one.  It had been so long, going on three weeks.  Very happy with what I got done, have a few more pieces to do and then I can wet sand, glaze and fire.  Maybe this weekend!

I am also having an online Pampered Chef party for a friend.  I LOVE THIS STUFF!  I LOVE GADGETS, kitchen thingies...I love them.  I am not a cook, but I do like the stuff you use to cook with, and all the fun things that go in the kitchen.  Let me know if you'd like anything!

Thanks for stopping by and take care!

Friday, August 17, 2012

two weeks out

Two weeks out of not being in clay, not taking pictures, not loading store and I feel so behind and that I will never get caught up again.  bad feeling!

Trying to get things organized and wanting to get back into my clay so much!  Must get some clay done today, I just have to!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

And the Winner Is!

DEB BALL!  Congratulations and thanks to all that joined and liked...I appreciate you very much!  Deb, send me your mailing address at and I'll mail out your necklace set.  Thanks again everyone!

Chances Closed!

Will draw a name after seven p.m. EST.  Thanks to those who joined my blog and liked Marti's Buttons-n-Beads.  Hope you win!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Last Chance!

Tonight and tomorrow is the last chance to like Marti's Buttons-n-Beads on Facebook and join my blog for a chance to win this dyed green shell necklace set.  White metal and monofilament make a strong necklace with shell pieces and glass beads and the earrings are silver plated if I remember correctly.  The necklace is almost 21" long the earrings dangle 1 3/4" from the curve where it fits the lobe.  The necklace could be shortened or lengthened if you'd like, up to four inches.  Anyway, I hope you'll join up and I can sign you up for a chance to win it.

You must let me know you've joined either lately or long ago!

I will add you name to the hat and have a drawing sometime tomorrow after the family reunion.  Thanks!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Chance to Win!

If you join my blog and like Marti's Buttons-n-Beads on Facebook, link here:  I will put your name in a hat in a drawing Sunday for the green shell necklace and earring set I made at the County Fair.  Let me know you've done both and thanks!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The County Fair

The Fair went great yesterday, kind of slow, but there was a big crowd outside, they just didn't make it inside, or at least not many of them.  The air conditioning went out and it was getting stuffy by five.  I held on till about six, but then came home.

I did get some things made while I was there and here is my favorite.  Please let me know what you think...
I don't know what you call these shell pieces, but I love them and think they are beautiful.

as always, thanks for stopping by and take care!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Friday Art Walk!

Tonight at midnight our Beads of Clay Professional Art Team is having its First Friday Art Walk sale beginning at midnight tonight, mine goes thru Sunday midnight.

My store is having a 15% discount on all things using coupon code "BOCPAT15".  Hope you find something you like!  Check it out here:

Not going to the fair tonight and towing all that stuff out there for just a few hours.  Will be there tomorrow and Saturday from 10-7, making jewelry with my beads and pendants.  Hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend and as always, thanks for stopping by and take care!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Having a Sale!

Between right now and midnight tonight, I'm having a 20% off sale at my Etsy store as I'm shutting it down this weekend and will revamp it before opening back up.  If you want anything, please go now...
Use coupon code FAIR2012 to get a 20% discount!  Thanks so much!

Found out I lose my stats if I close or vacation mode the still having a sale, not closing the store, sorry for the oops!