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Handmade Clay Home Decor


I’ve been accepted as an artist for Handmade at Amazon. It appears from a recent email that we will be setting up our stores in waves before the official “launch” of the site. These will be part of what I will have for sale. I will have a variety of dishes, toothpick holders, some holiday home decor and probably some jewelry items.
We welcome fall and the anticipation of a great selling season for 2015! Hang on for a great ride!!

Stamped Clay Ornaments Accented with Vintage Buttons or Glass Pieces

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I have once again dipped into my vintage button collection to top off these clay ornaments. They are either stamped with my handmade stamps or old glassware patterns. Have you ever looked at the bottom of those old juice glasses, candy dishes or candle holders? They are wonderfully patterned and perfect to stamp into my clay. I recently found a rectangular ashtray with the perfect pattern to use on my soap dishes. I think that is a great repurpose, don’t you?
Thanks to all those that stopped out at the Aksarben Farmer’s Market this past Sunday. I will be back one last time on September 20th.

Leaf Ornaments Made with Found Sticks and Buttons from My Vintage Collection

Clay Leaf Ornament with Vintage Button and found twig

Clay Leaf Ornament with Vintage Button and found twig


I am ready for fall! My new glazes inspired me to make some leaf ornaments complete with vintage button and some twigs I found on a recent walk. A specialty glaze around the edge and on the leaf veins create a beautiful earthy green color when painted over the dark brown.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Deb

Garlic & Oil Dipping Set


I am making some dipping dishes for olive oil & garlic. These work great with the raised areas in the bottom. Just rub a peeled clove of garlic on the bottom, then add olive oil (pepper, other spices and even some balsamic vinegar for a different taste.) Dip some fresh bread into the mixture. Very tasty!

I bought my oil & vinegar from a local shop in Omaha. We talked about their great oils and other products that I was purchasing as a wedding gift to be given with a set of my dipping dishes. The next week, I took in a couple of dish samples and an order for a couple dozen dishes for their store was the result. I love when that happens!

Here is the link to their Omaha store: OLD WORLD OIL & VINEGAR
Well worth the trip!

New Beads for New Etsy Banner

Dipped Drop Beads that will be new additions to my ETSY Shop soon

Dipped Drop Beads that will be new additions to my ETSY Shop soon


These are the some of my new dipped drop beads that I have created from clay using a new glazing technique. I love the way they turned out mostly because I can choose from a number of enamel colors for the torched enamel beads that they will be paired with for earrings.

I will have some of these at my spring shows shown as Milestone Markers on the left column of this blog as well as the Omaha “Art Spot” that I am involved with – the Smiling Turtle.

Here is a link to my ETSY SHOPwhere I will sell these beads as components for your own DIY jewelry creations! I hope to photograph and post them for sale within the next week.

Finished items soon! You can see a pair of finished earrings on my Facebook page post from February 22, 2015 if you click here: MY FACEBOOK PAGE

Deb

Clay Art with Concrete

Poured concrete and clay pieces complete this indoor or outdoor art piece

Poured concrete and clay pieces complete this indoor or outdoor art piece


I’m having lots of fun coming up with new clay/concrete combination pieces to accent indoor or outdoor spaces. I will have tea light holders soon, too. You will find pieces like this at my upcoming shows in April and May. Details in future posts. Spring is just around the corner!!

Deb

Appetizer Tray with Toothpick Holder

Appetizer Plate with textured stamped border complete with toothpicks and holder. All handmade.

Appetizer Plate with textured stamped border complete with toothpicks and holder. All handmade.

My fall shows will be underway soon. I have been working on some new projects including this 9 1/2 inch appetizer plate that comes with a handmade toothpick holder. The items I make are all slab-built. No molds are used whatsoever…

This is one of what will be available to purchase as an appetizer server. Chop up some cheese and salami…maybe olives. Toothpicks would be used as a sort of appetizer kabob maker… Now I’m hungry.

I should have my fall show schedule ready to post in about a week. Have a great Sunday evening.

Deb