Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Up for a challenge.........

It's CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) trade show time again, which means Im frantically making samples for the AMACO booth, getting everything in order before the early AM flight to Chicago tomorrow.

This year, I was asked to demonstrate Craft Porcelain at a special demonstration event taking place on the center of the show floor. Typically, I think of Craft Porcelain to make beautiful flowers, because it dries to a beautiful porcelain like finish as the name implies. But my theme was making gifts and jewelry....so that was the challenge. I'm really enjoying this blog because as I read the archives, I can see the different styles and moods that affect my designs. I don't know what it is...but Im in this altered-y art, asian kind of mode - with a little daub of earthy mixed in. Thus it was a bit of a challenge to creating something that wasn't vintage looking or floral. Here's a sneek peak at the outcome.

You can read all about Craft Porcelain by visiting my website. There's a special link just for tips and tricks in working with it. It is an air-dry clay. So it is a little different than working with polymer clay. I've featured a couple of designs on the Carol Duvall Show and DIY's Jewelry Making show. The link to those projects are on my website...just click the picture of Carol and I.

I'll be back later this week with some of the inside scoop from the CHA Trade floor so stay tuned......... OH...and don't forget to subscribe to my blog...it only takes a second. See ya soon!


Irene said...

The beads in this photo are beautiful. I love the style!


Linda Peterson said...

Thank you Irene!!! I appreciate that. Bead on! Linda

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