I’ve been busy adding earrings to my Etsy Shop. Here’s a snapshot of a few!
Most are one of a kind in a wide range of styles and colors. You’ll find these and more along with a great collection of my porcelain buttons!
Much more in store! Too many to show here, right now. So… go ahead and click on my Etsy tab and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear what you like, what you might not and suggestions for what you’d like to see!
I’ve always cherished the crocheted lace doilies that my mom and great aunts had made. They graced most of the wood furniture in our house when I was growing up. I use them sometimes, but mostly just take them out for a look-see every once in a while.
They all have a little different feel. Some are silky soft and flowy (my favorites). Others have been stiffened by starch that has stood the test of time!
Not too long ago, when I was taking a peek at my doily stash, I decided to make a quick press mold to use in my porcelain play. Once I began, I was a bit obsessed and cut a lot of jewelry shapes.
I love the way the freshly cut clay looked. The intricate textures of the fine crochet was clearly visible. It made me miss my mom a bit more, thinking about her making each stitch.
I was so excited about my new project that I glazed everything in a handful of glazes.
Ready to be fired in the kiln
Although I’m pretty happy with the result, I’m missing a lot of the texture of the unglazed pieces.
So, knowing that I’d be cutting out more shapes, probably lots more, I sorted the doilies and pulled out a few of my favorites and made more molds.