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Fun with Raku enamel

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I played a bit with the raku process a while back and got so-so results.  Then I listened to a video by Jean Tudor through the Enamelist Society, Inc and she inspired me to give it another try.  I incorporated some of her suggestions  and was able to get some really nice results.  As she says - if it doesn't come out the way you want it the first time, heat it up and try again.  In most cases it takes 2-4 tosses into the can to get the look I want - or to get the 2 parts of earrings to look somewhat similar. 

Color and Texture

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The Very Nice Group on Facebook had a challenge to come up with designs based on the colors and textures in this inspiration collage:

With this inspiration I had some fun making new designs.  These will be in my shop once the inspiration challenge finishes tomorrow.  In the meantime enjoy!

Earthy Shades Earrings - amethyst sage agate, artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls, yarn and sterling silver

earthy shades earrings purple brown lavendar amethyst sage agate, artisan lampwork freshwater pearls sterling silver handmade

Softly Sulfured Waters Earrings - artisan lampwork, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, citrine and brass

Softly Sulfured Waters Earrings - blue green yellow artisan lampwork, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, citrine and brass

Upcoming Shows for June

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I have 3 online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below and on my events calendar. 

Here are details and links:

Here is a preview of some of the designs that are available now in my Earrings Show.  I'll have quite a few brand new designs as well.  I'll be posting previews of these new designs on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cserpentDesigns/

Upcoming Shows for May

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I have 3 online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below and on my events calendar. 

Here are details and links:

Here is a preview of some of the designs that will be in my show on 5/7.  I'll have quite a few brand new designs as well.  I'll be posting previews of these new designs on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cserpentDesigns/

 

 

Fun times in the garage - torching and burning!

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I'm working on new earring designs that will head up to the Art of the Holiday show, though they may make a brief pit stop here in my shop to give my favorite customers first dibs :)  Here are the crackle enamel pairs I made.  Some will dangle off ear wires, others will dangle below a gemstone or artisan lampwork bead.

Art of the Holiday Show at the Fallbrook Art Center

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The Art of the Holiday show is going strong at the Fallbrook Art Center.  It runs from 11/2-12/24 and is open daily Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm and Sun Noon - 3 pm.  The setup looks beautiful!

Here are some of my designs that you'll find at the show.

And here are my designs (the blue arrow) :)