Sunday, April 14, 2013


The Gathering 2013,

you can bet whenever we gather...

 something is going to get set on fire...

Monday, July 25, 2011

bead mm conversion to inches

I just came across this conversion chart..I'm always wondering how many beads to purchase in order to make a certain length necklace.

inch = 25.4mm

Size in mm Closest equivalent in Inches
1mm just over 1/32 of an inch
2mm just over 1/16 of an inch
3mm 1/8 of an inch
4mm 5/32 of an inch
5mm 3/16 of an inch
6mm 1/4 of an inch
7mm 9/32 of an inch
8mm 5/16 of an inch
9mm 11/32 of an inch
10mm 3/8 of an inch
11mm 7/16 of an inch
12mm 15/32 of an inch
13mm 1/2 of an inch
14mm 9/16 of an inch
15mm 19/32 of an inch
16mm 10/16 of an inch
17mm 11/16 of an inch
18mm 23/32 of an inch
19mm 3/4 of an inch
20mm 13/16 of an inch

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wabi Sabi, Crafts and David Byrne

i found this article over on a friends blog ,of course i love David Byrne's music, so went on to read what he had to say about crafts, found it so interesting..not new..but food for thought.

Friday, June 4, 2010

new mantra

i want to do more sculptures..i need to do more sculptures..
i must do more sculptures.

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Little Masks

Lori's Bead Soup Party was all i thought about the first part of the was so much fun viewing outstanding works of jewelry from so many amazing crafts people.
Now that's over, i am back to work in the studio..
once again attempting to get/stay organized ,plus do some clay work in-between cold spells.. my clay area is best suited for warm weather..but i did get these little masks finished and fired.
They are listed in my Etsy shop ,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm in the midst of Holiday production...
Fortunately many accounts have been placing their orders early this year...
Of course by potter/clay standards 5-6 weeks is not a long time when you factor in making the pieces, drying times and firing schedules,may be some refiirng included .. it will be Dec. 1st in a flash.
My goal is to have all current rattle orders out next week...If the weather will that wishful thinking ?
Then i hope to get some time to make sculptures..

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Animal welfare in hard economic times.

I've have a neighbor who belongs to Friends of BARC a group who volunteers at the city animal shelter...BARC is always in need of supplies and donations..
I've been considering designing a tile/plaque, easy to produce, from which a portion of the sales would be donated to different animal welfare organizations...i already donate, when i have extra funds, to the Houston Humane Society.
 During this bad economic time we are seeing a large number of pets being abandoned...if you cannot keep your animal please do not just shove it out the door to fend for cruel...take it to one of the many animal shelters .