Monday, March 12, 2012

I want to share this with you...

Some of my beads were selected to be used in Erin Siegel's upcoming book!
I was flattered before, but now that she has sent out the list of bead makers whose beads are included I am blown away. It is like a Who's Who for ceramic bead makers and me. Here is the entire email she sent to the Beads of Clay list;

"On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Erin Siegel wrote:
As many of you are aware, I co-authored a jewelry-making book called,
Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon and Cords
due out this May. It's now available for pre-order on

Here's the link:\


Last year, I posted a call out to the BOC group for art beads to use in
the jewelry projects for the book. Many of you generously responded to
the request! I'm now pleased to announce beads made by the following
ceramic bead artists will appear in this upcoming publication:

Becky Guzman (Diakonos Designs)
Diane Hawkey
Earthenwood Studio
Elaine Ray
Elements Pottery
Golem Studio
Jon Sutcliffe
Lisa Peters Art
Mary Harding Jewelry
Marsha Neal Studio
Micic Art
NKP Designs
Round Rabbit Extra
Sedillo Hill Studio
Seoul Identity
Southern Fired Designs
Spirited Earth
Vanessa Gilkes
Yolanda's Clay

Congrats to all! Thank you so very much for donating your art beads for
this book project. Business contact information for each of these
artists appears in the Resources and Where to Shop sections at the back
of the book. Also, a special thank you to the Beads Of Clay group
appears in the Acknowledgements section in the front of the book.

Please feel free to spread the word and share this news with your
family, friends and customers! If you have any questions or comments
please email me at:

Erin Siegel <>"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Silver PMC Bead

I took a Silver PMC bead class yesterday at New Mexico Clay. PMC is so different from earth clay. It is nice to learn something new but frustrating that earth clay techniques don't translate completely. Made a bracelet today with one of the beads. Red horn beads, green raku beads, copper chain and findings and a raku charm with a round PMC silver bead that was formed over a cork core.