Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In anticipation of Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone. Here are my spooky faces tucked into their coffins. First we have the vampire. A formidable foe indeed, But is he more scary than the Scull or perhaps not. What do you think?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Another witch and a goofy guy

Here is another witch and a goofy looking guy. He must be some backwoods hic or something. The witch was an idea given to me by my bulgarian friend and fellow bead maker Vladislav. Her name is Baba Yaga and according to him she lives in a house that is perched on a chicken leg. Sounded pretty goofy to me and the photo he sent was similar to this and looked like it would be a pretty funny face so here she is.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Witch and the Pirate

The Witch and the Pirate. Sounds like a good name for some fairy tale doesn't it? Here are today's installment of the faces in the window. I hope you all like them. Ya gotta tell me which ones are your favorites and why. I like to know these things. I think this witch has a lovely sneer on her face. And the squinty eye makes her look nice and mean. I had so much fun doing these.

The pirate. He has a gold tooth you know. Though he needed one. His ears are pierced as well as his nose so he'll end up with some gold rings here and there as well as the gold tooth. After I finished him up I looked at him and said I think he looks like Gomez from the original Addams family TV series. What do you think? Do you agree?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Funny Faces part 2

Well I've finally finished my income taxes and got them filed for 2007. Nothing like waiting 'till the last minute. I've now gotten my funny faces all painted and they are on their way to Christi for the silver. I'm really anxious to see them with the silver roofs and doors. I think these will be a fun product. I'd really like to hear from you folks how you like them, what you think and any related things that you can think of. Its always fun to brainstorm and this is how I come up with new products so please comment.

I managed to complete 11 different faces. I'll post a few every day until I get them all posted up here so be sure to check back and let me know which ones are your favorites. Today I've put up the ones that I teased you with when I started this project. The Kilroy and the Kissy Face elf. Tomorrow perhaps a witch or the pirate.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

By Popular Demand.....

More crazy and funny faces. After posting the 'Wild and Crazy Guy' lots of people have commented that they would like to see more of this sort of thing. Also I was chatting to another artist at a recent show and we came up with a plan. This plan is going to be where the next funny faces will be appearing.

She does wonderful PMC and we decided to do some of the funny faces that will be looking out of windows. She will be doing PMC roofs, doors/shutters on the windows. You'll open up the cute little houses and be confronted with my funny faces.

So here's a sneak peek at the first of the faces. These I just finished building. They haven't been fired yet so there will be more details painted on after they are fired and the colors will be much more vibrant. I just wanted to let you all know that they will be available later on. I would love to hear your comments on these guys and any suggestions for more faces are always welcome. I love to hear what you like, what you are looking for.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Goodies

Hello Everyone I'm back from my show and I've updated my website. I've put all the new things on you can find them in the Bead Shop New Category I've done some new whimsical animal beads, and several new focals. Also the Porcelain canvass pieces that I discussed in the previous post are all done now and are also in the shop. You can find them with this link Porcelain Canvass

Friday, August 29, 2008

New Photo

Ok as promised here is a shot of some of the little porcelain canvass' I've been working on. These are sitting ready to be fired after being painted. I would love to hear from some of you that do PMC if you agree with me that these would be great framed with PMC. I have a bunch more of these to complete before my show including more oriental designs. There are about 3 or 4 oriental ladies in kimonos standing in various poses and maybe another oriental floral still. Also more fairies. It would also be good to hear from you which designs you folks like best. I always like to hear what people are looking for and what they like the best. Oh the photo is not the best it is a phone photo. I'll put up good photos of them once they are all done.

Monday, August 25, 2008

What's New

With a show coming up in less than two weeks I'm madly working to get some new things ready for the show. One thing I'm doing are some 'porcelain canvass' paintings. Porcelain canvass are very thin, very white industrial strength porcelain. Although these are now somewhat difficult to find they used to be easy to get at china painting shows. They come in a variety of sizes and are sold for painting portraits and scenes on for framing as they are much thinner than a tile. They are very translucent and lovely to paint on. I have managed to cut some down to sizes that will be suitable for pendants and I'm painting some oriental designs an some fairies on some. I think these will be wonderful for pendants with PMC frames made around them. I should have some of the paintings finished in a day or two and will post some photos then.

So I'll be in Tucson September 5,6,7 at the Fall Best Bead Show. I will have the paintings available for sale at the show so stop by and see me. I'll be in booth 69 just across from the registration table.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Christmas is coming

Hello everyone. I know that summer has just barely arrived and that people rarely think about Christmas before thanksgiving but here we go. I've been madly pouring snowbabies and a few of some little Christmas charms and it occurred to me that I should let people know. I've been having a flurry of inquiries about these things by those fore-thinking people that are nothing like me and they have spurred me into action. Thus the pouring. Since I am a glutton for punishment and I figure its only fair that everyone have a chance at these guys I figured I'd put it on the blog.

Since its just me, one artist, doing all the work the quantities of them is very very limited. I've poured around 200 snowbabies and significantly less of the little charms and I'm about at the limit of what I can accomplish by fall. (I also have orders for other things that I need to work on at the same time) So here's the scoop. Around half of the snowbabies are already spoken for and its looking more and more like I'm not likely to have any left to put on the website. So if you want snowbabies this year you need to contact me asap and get on the list. Same goes for the little Christmas charms.

Snowbabies are $15 each and as long as I have all the poses available retail buyers can choose individual snowbabies. You can see all the poses here: Snow Baby beads Photo Also four posts down on this page. The christmas charms I will be selling in sets there are five in each set as can be seen in the photo to the right. The cost of the set is $40. These charms are tiny so the detail on them is very fine they are less than 1/2 inch tall, so in the photo they are greatly enlarged. I will be starting a list for them on a first come first served basis as well. There will also be available 'snowballs' These are just round beads that match the snowbabies. They are available in 12,14,16,18,20, and 22mm. They are $2 each for 12&14mm, $4 each for 16&18mm, and $5 each for 20 or 22mm.

Thanks to everyone for all their interest in my work. I look forward to hearing from you all.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Flower Fairy part 2

Here is the Flower Fairy from the April 6th post after firing. I've painted her face, added a bit of color to her clothes and mother of pearl to the flower. So how do you like her now that she is finished? She is available for sale in the Amazing Porcelain Bead Shop

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A wild and crazy guy

For all of you that like the wild and crazy guys I've got a new creation to show you. He is a woodland spirt of some sort. I think he has been hiding in the bushes and under bridges too long. I've seen lots of images that are similar to this and decided I finally needed to put one in porcelain. He is made of colored porcelains and all hand built. He is mostly light and dark brown colors. I think he is cute in a wild and crazy sort of way. For some reason this sort of thing really appeals to me. He is another of the new pieces I am trying to get done for the Phoenix Bead Expo which is May 2-4 here in Phoenix. You can get more information about the Bead Expo on my website Amazing Porcelain in the calendar section. I would love to hear what you think about him.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

New Flower Fairy

Ok Back again finally. Been really busy, no excuse I know but that is really all I had to say over the last few months it seems. Nothing interesting to post about. Well today and yesterday I finally got to do something fun. Well mostly today. Yesterday got ate up assembling all the necessary tools, materials etc. So today mostly I built a flower fairy pendant. The fairy itself is cast but the clothing, wings, and the flower its sitting in are all hand formed. It is made out of colored porcelains and hasn't been fired yet so the colors are not real apparent. I will paint her face and probably add some details here and there after it is fired. They take quite awhile to build so the price will not be cheap probably $50-75, so I'd really love to hear back from everyone on how you like her and if you think these are a good idea or am I wasting my time. If I get a good response I'm going to try to have at least a couple of them at the Phoenix Bead Expo next month. Thanks for looking and your comments.