Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fine Silver Clay In progress

I'm getting ready for the annual Fairhope, Alabama arts and crafts festival, which is in two weeks!  It's a juried show that has a huge waiting list for venders.  Luckily for me, the owner of Cadeaux Caches, where I have some of my silver jewelry on consignment, offered me a small space inside her shop.  Yay!  So now, I am in a creating frenzy.  I'm also finishing up on a couple of custom orders that I was already working on.  I also have two more shows here locally on the Island in May and April.  So, it looks like I will be busy for a while!  But, I'm having a blast creating new pieces.  Here's some silver clay pieces I'm working on:

Below are little tiny flower petals.  Usually, when I make something out of fresh clay, I will take the left over pieces of clay and make components for future use.  They come in handy at times like this.  And, it just seems nore economical that opening a new pack of silver just for some tiny pieces.  

Here is a close-up of a large Mermaid pendant and some Sea Turtles I'm working on.  Neither are finished nor ready to fire.  Much more detail work in store for the Mermaid.  And, lots more work to them after they dry.  The Sea Turtles are just laying on top of the base.  I still have to fine sand them before firing.  That's why they look so scraggly.

That's it for now.  I do have a pile of silver that is fresh out of the kiln.  But, no time to photo that right now!

Have a great day!


Dawn DiGesare of DaVoria Jewelry said...

Your work is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Janie said...

Thank you Dawn! Nice to see you!

Seavbeach Designs said...

I love fresh clay! Thank you for the glimpse! Looks like you will have a successful show ;)

Janie said...

Thanks Anise, I hope so! Thanks for stopping by!

Vickie said...

wonderful pieces - I love seeing work in progress. Good luck with the shows :)

Janie said...

Thanks Vickie!