Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bead Trends

Hello fellow bloggers,

It has been a while since I have blogged here. I have been busy with my outside temporary job that takes me away twice a year. It is over for this year and now I can concentrate on the holiday shopping experience. While I was away from blogging here,  I was published in the October issue of Bead trends magazine published by Northridge Publishing. I have two projects in the magazine, porcelain pumpkin earrings and a new designs using chandelier crystals that I call Rainbow makers.

I have been accepted into ACRE Orlando which will be Jan. 22-24, 2011 and After just one week on I received a wholesale order from the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, WI. I am very excited about all this. I am currently getting ready for a local show that I have done the first weekend in November since 2007. I am also preparing and developing new designs for my finished wholesale jewelry line.

Just a quick note that if you would like to keep up with TGL Designs on a more frequent basis then please become a fan of mine on facebook. I post more often there.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Beads of Clay Artist Spotlight

 As you know I am a member of the Beads of Clay group and this month have been chosen to be in their  September Artist Spotlight. Please check out their blog and learn more about TGL Designs' CEA (Chief Executive Artist) and my process.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beads of Clay Blog Tool Giveaway

You can win these Wubbers Bailing Pliers, a spool of Vintaj wire, and an assortment of ceramic beads to use them with by entering the Beads-of Clay Tool Talk Thursday Giveaway. Make sure you leave a comment when you check out the blog.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Etsy Treasury East

I am so excited that Angelasheartwork has chosen one of my Floral Rhapsody pendants to feature in a Treasury on Etsy. Check  it out. I will be adding more pendants to my etsy store soon. is getting a complete makeover. I am changing hosting companies from Pro-stores to Big Commerce. I am excited about this move. I will be able to edit content more easily but most importantly I will be able to have alot more pictures of each individual product. I will, of course, be adding a ton more products to this new website layout.

I have been working on the new website but also making alot of inventory. I am getting ready for the 8th Annual Piedmont Pottery Festival in Eden, NC on Saturday.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Floral Rhapsody Collection

It has been awhile since my last post. I have been working very hard. I managed to create some new beads for the Bead and Button magazine's BeadDreams 2010 contest. Here is just a taste of the Floral Rhapsody collection. They are made from colored porcelain. I start my coloring the white porcelain clay with mason stains. I then use the colored clay to hand make each petal of the flowers. After they are bisque fired to cone 04, I glaze the faces of the pansies, orchids and center of the flowers and finish with a clear glaze. The flowers and leaves are ready for the final firing.
They will be available in my etsy store and my website early summer. You can email me if you would like to pre-order the floral pendants, leaves or links. The floral pendants will retail for $30.00.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Welcome March with New Comtemporary Designs

Welcome March. The first day of spring is just around the corner. I awoke this morning to the birds singing His praises and the sun was shining.

 I have finally taken some pics of new designs for 2010. I am really excited about these new designs. I have been testing the market by wearing a prototype and have received rave reviews. I will have to admit that the pictures are not the best since I was using a different camera. I still have not gotten mine fixed so I used the camera we have for the children. But, you are still able to see the designs. Of course, each design can be made with any texture design and glaze color giving a vast number of options.

The woven clay basket class I took last week was fun. Teresa at Everyday Art Gallery is planning some great classes for 2010. Make sure if you are in the area that you check it out.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Facebook Link

Thanks to all my fans so far on Facebook. I have reached a goal of over 25 which has now allowed me to create a shorter url. I am very excited to reach this goal. Keep up the good working fans.

I am also excited to be taking a pottery class this week at Everyday Art Gallery. I have been looking forward to the day that I can take the woven clay basket class from Mr. Talley. I will definitely post pictures of my work once it is done.