Friday, May 13, 2016

FINALLY FRIDAY! - Studio Life... This Week In Progress

Love all blues and I love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.
Haven't named these designs yet :o)
Polymer clay is so great to work with. The possibilities are endless. As will much of my artistic career, when I love a technique or subject, then I focus on that for a long period time. These days much of my work has been creating pieces out of the always changing, bold and beautiful mokume-gane technique.
A bag of my newest clay puffy hearts, some using my
 mokuem-gane cane slices and some...well, keep looking to see. :o)
Slowly, I have been completing the beads and the dangles and all that that means. The process takes time, and I haven't been getting the jewelry pieces completed and listed as quickly as I would like. But I love the process as well as the finished product!
Click here to see  A Bergie Creation, my  Etsy shop!
Take A Look
Then there are the photos. And boy do I take a lot of photos.  Which is why, it is puzzling why a recent customer complained about how I needed to take better photos. Instead of admitting she didn't read the description measurements, she found the earrings smaller than she pictured. If only she knew how many photos I take, to give as many views as possible. I would love to hear from anyone who believes my photos in my shop and the description measurements are not adequate.
Or if you think they are, I'd love to hear that too. Of course I am always open to feedback that is constructive. Just hard when you are quite sure the client doesn't want to admit their error. Heck, I order online all the time and am really negligent at reading the size. Beads look huge when photographed closely and many times, I ended up with 3mm beads as described. But I was so amazed at the photos, I just assumed they were double the size. My bad.
So anyway, thankfully I haven't had a comment like that in years from another person, I assume, who also wouldn't admit they didn't read the actual measurements. I assume that because when I ask them to please measure incase I did make a mistake and then I would send a replacement, they then said, they were fine, they'd give them away. And then the comment about my need for better photos. Click here to see the earrings I am talking about.
We can all learn from this. Always read the details before ordering. I know it is a risk I take when I buy online. Do I stop buying? Nope. I love shopping online... a little too much! :o)
Works In Progress...This Week
After firing, sanding, waxing and buffing. A mokume-gane design cane pendant
Haven't named these designs yet :o)




Just wanted to share some photos of what I have been working on this week. Sure hope to get some pieces completed soon! I get so excited, it can consume more time than I anticipate. Below are a few Mokume Gane Cane pieces, some fired and some un-fired. Thought it would be fun to share the process. I will share more about my new obsession creating the puffy heart charms. Stay tuned and enjoy.
I would love to hear your feedback, comments, questions or if you are an artist or want to be, share your experiences. Here is my creativity blog link www.heartfullycreating.blogspot.com,
Love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.
Haven't named these designs yet :o)

Before firing the clay. Love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.
Haven't named these designs yet :o)

Before firing the clay. Love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.
Haven't named these designs yet :o)

Before firing the clay. Love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice
reveals something different. Haven't named these designs yet :o)

Beads on my bead pins, I like to stick them in raw fly until I have time to remove them.
These are sharp pins from Amaco.

After firing, sanding, waxing and buffing. Love all blues and I love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.  Haven't named these designs yet :o)
 
Love all blues and I love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.
Haven't named these designs yet :o)

After firing, sanding, waxing and buffing. Love all blues and I love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.  Haven't named these designs yet :o)

After firing, sanding, waxing and buffing. Love all blues and I love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.  Haven't named these designs yet :o)

After firing, sanding, waxing and buffing. Love all blues and I love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.  Haven't named these designs yet :o)

After firing, sanding, waxing and buffing. Love all blues and I love the mokume-gane design cane. Each slice reveals something different.  Haven't named these designs yet :o)

I love the mokume-gane design cane. They make gorgeous puffy heart charms and pendants!

Working At My Studio, I have a gorgeous big desk Dad made, but
I still take over our kitchen table too!


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