To have found a lot of artistic friends all over the world thanks to my beading obsession
so there are some things to show ya at my bead table today
I got those gorgeous raku fired dogwood flowers some days ago from my dear friend
Dorcas Midkiff at Woundrousstrange designs
I keep them on my table and think of her every day sending her healing thoughts
as she just now struggle with cancer treatments
Those flowers are at the top of beauty I ever saw in ceramic art beads !!
And those horses are at my table too...got them from the lovely Rebekah Payne at
We made an exchange of beads and she made the ivory one specially for me
I love those horses and she also sent a surprise for me :)
Those gorgeous running horses actually a new style she just made and Im the lucky
owner of the first pair !! Thank You Rebekah :) I do love them ALL!
And some other beauties even if not beads
gorgeous paper tags specially made for my line of jewelry I will sell in a store at Ängsbacka Kursgård in Sweden
made by Sommer at Summer Time Designs She is making a big bunch in exchange for some of my jewelery :) Thank You Sommer !
So I would also like to show what was found in the kiln early this morning
I fired up higher than usual 2200 F ( 1200C)testing some new clay types
This is a VERY rustic kind of clay i got from a pottery artist friend
I like the way it turned out with this redox glaze as I like things to look
This is a very black clay that also turned out good
looks like old iron IRL as most of the times pictures do not do them justice
Porcelain with a wash of brass glaze turned out a bit bone looking :)
and finally a porcelain pendant with a new matte green glaze
I wish You all a good and creative day