Thursday, March 4, 2010

Poster Sketch - Earth Meets Fire

When designing jewelry with a touch of nature, some obvious bead choices would be natural ones like wood, tagua, or shell. These materials make for beautiful accents, and certainly give an organic quality to jewelry. One material that is too often overlooked is ceramics or earthenware. Not only do they have an earthy quality to them, but the artists that make them also infuse them with gorgeous shapes, colors and textures. This week’s Poster Sketch offers up some wonderful examples of fired earth beads, pendants and cabochons.

Etsy Picks: Ceramic and Porcelain Beads

Row 1:

Green Flower Raku Pendant by MAKUstudio
Ceramic Face Bead in Blue Capris by artrageousclay
Feelin’ Blue Ceramic Buttons by macarroll
Stoneware Clay and Fused Glass Cabochon by artisanclay

Row 2:

Designer Ceramic Flower Pendant by muddymuse
Cobalt Floral Starburst Pendant by seaurchin
Denim Blues Pottery Pendant by SweetpeaCottage
Luna Park Ceramic Bead Set by Jangles

Row 3 :

Grime Crackle Links by earthenwood
Turquoise Handpainted Porcelain Bead by NKPbeads
Sci-fi Cameo Robot Necklace by Rakumancy
Ball O’ Lizards Porcelain Focal Bead by JoanMillerPorcelain

Row 4:

Pea Pod Porcelain Donut by beadfreaky
Stoneware Ceramic Leaf Charm by EveryHeartCrafts
Textured Brown Stoneware Clay Medallions by midnightcoiler
Nature Necklace by teachertracey

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  1. What great picks! Thanks for including my Ball O' Lizards Bead.

  2. These are such fun beads! I'm so glad to be included. Thank you!

  3. Great choices! The variety is also fabulous which is why I, personally, love working with clay. You can mold it into just about anything :O) Thanks for including my buttons! MaryAnn

  4. Love the fire and earth theme! Thank you so much for including my Green Flower raku pendant!!!

  5. I'm in love with the Ball O Lizards!!!

  6. These are so varied and wonderful! I'm honored you used my medallions. Thanks!

  7. Love these - there are some amazing choices, Midnightcoilers are gorgeous :)

  8. What a lovely blog. Thanks so much for the spotlight! I will be looking forward to checking your blog out often! Happy beading!!

  9. Awesome theme & your picks are all gorgeous, can't wait to check out the shops! :)

  10. What a wonderful variety. Great to see Midnightcoiler here.

  11. Thanks so much for including my piece! I feel greatly blessed to be in such great company!


  12. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by to see the collection! I really enjoyed putting this Poster Sketch together - there are some amazing kiln artists on Etsy.

  13. Gorgeous collection! Kristie (artisanclay) is one of my favorites. I can't wait to check out some of the others! :)

  14. Really great collection! Thanks for including my leaf charm. It's an honor to be included in such a talented group of ceramic artists!


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