Friday, March 1, 2013

So Many Ideas, So Little Metal Clay

My new order of Goldie Bronze Clay arrived last week, thank heavens.  And just in time as I had used up the last of my Art Clay Silver and still have so many designs I want to make.

I have 3 or 4 empty jewelry trays and they hold little pictures like these, some with gemstones, and when I have time and metal clay I choose a couple.

My youngest daughter's birthday is coming up, so I made something for her with the last of my Art Clay Silver.

Recently I was asked to donate to the local library's fundraiser.  Some of you know that I have a weak spot for libraries and have donated pieces to others. While I have pieces already made that I could give them, this seemed like a good opportunity to create a new one, just for them.

And as one thing led to another, one piece led to the creation of another, and I've been in my workshop off and on since last Thursday.

On Tuesday I dropped off the finished piece at the Tilton Library.  I think it looks pretty good.  I hope they make a lot of money off of it at auction.  If you're interested, the auction/fundraiser takes place at Chandler's Tavern (Yankee Candle restaurant) on Wednesday, March 6.  It's an evening of wine tasting and micro brews.  Only $25 at the door or $20 if you purchase tickets in advance.  I'm sure they'll have lots of great items to bid on.

As for the birthday gift? I'm pretty happy with it as well.  I hope she likes it.


  1. Love the piece you made for the library. I too have a fondness for libraries. Because my Mom sent us to the library to have books read to us when I was little I have always had a great appreciation for books. Not only did they read a book to us, but we got cookies and Kool Aid and were taught the process of finding books in libraries and checking them out. I remember reading the entire Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series back then. To this day I love reading and my one fear is that these new electronic readers will one day phase out the typed written book. Already I see book stores going out of business all over including Borders and my favorite used book store where I could exchange and buy books. It's so sad. It saddens me also to learn of people who do not read for pleasure including adults and kids. To me it is as natural as breathing. I am sure the library appreciated your donation and I am sure your daughter will love her gift too because it's very nice.


  2. What great memories you have from your childhood. Lots of local libraries still have great programs for kids. But the funding is not always there. I love the good ole paper books and can't bring myself to buy a reader. I agree that they will eventually make paper books obsolete. Thanks for your comments, Puss.

  3. what a cute and clever, visual way of keeping track of what jewel goes with what design. those could be works of art on their own!

  4. May I ask you is the string work done with a syringe? And how do you attach it? Lovely pieces.

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  6. I can't get your images to load on any of my devices :-(