January 9, 2011

Studio Tour Sunday: Work and Play

Today my studio picture is a snapshot of the dining room table in between periods of work.  I did a whole lot of glazing this weekend, in a few different batches.  I have fired three kilns and have some amazing new stuff (prototypes mainly), which will mostly be packaged up and sent out to magazines for consideration for publishing.  I am excited to have some new lines to work on but a little sad to see it go away so soon.  It motivates me to work towards something though!  I have a deadline for tomorrow, so I had to get a lot done this weekend.

Happily, I was able to schedule out my work schedule for the weekend and still have lots of time to play.  It was Alex's last bit of free time before he starts his grad school program, so I wanted to spend some time doing fun stuff with him.  We went to a movie, to a flea market, shopping at antique stores and book stores and fascinating new places, and got some good together time in.  Above is a picture of some of the treasures I found, most of which will be used in new artworks.

That's what has been going on in my studio this weekend.  Check out some of these other artist studio stops:

A Bead A Day
Do you ever use Swarovski Prisms in your jewelry pieces? Stop by A Bead A Day to share your experiences!

About.com Jewelry Making
Get all your jewelry supplies and other crafting goodies organized with these great tips.

Art Bead Scene
The Art Bead Scene reviews the monthly challenge winners for 2010. 

Beading Arts
Here's an idea for bead embroidery that bead weavers will absolutely love!    

Beading & Books
Would you like to attract more readers for your blog or more customers for your online shop? Michelle shares 5 tips for getting started with SEO, search engine optimization. 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi creates a focal piece from chandelier glass.  

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
It's time for Cindy's Annual Studio Sale or the Saga of the Neverending Beads! 

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
The start of the new year is also the beginning of a new series of blog posts about experimenting with materials for Melanie with her new series: Response Saturdays.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Tammy Powley has a new book out and Jean has the info on it! It looks like it will be a MUST for everyone's jewelry design library!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
This week's installment of Thursday Giveaway includes some luscious, turquoise-colored stone beads from Auntie's Beads! Find out how you can win them!

Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.


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  2. Always great stuff going on over here - cool pic & thanks for the linkies