Saturday, September 27, 2008

My First Post

Hello Everyone. This is my first posting to my blog. My name is Tracy Isley from North Carolina. I am a full-time mom first, as well as, a jewerly designer and ceramic bead artist. I have been in business making and selling my designs since the fall of 2004. I started making ceramic beads in the summer of 2005 after teaching a jewerly making class to middle school aged children at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in Danville, Va. We had a blast. The kids got to learn how to make their own ceramic beads to use in their jewelry. I was hooked on making ceramic beads after that. I now use porcelain and stoneware clays in my beads and pendants. After taking a colored porcelain class from Chris Campbell, I feel deeper in love with the medium. I now use colored porcelain in my animal print beads and pendants. I plan on using it more in my designs in 2009. I can't wait to get started making all those designs that are floating around in my head. But first I must get through the holiday show schedule.

Check out my website, TGL Designs for more of my designs and my fall show schedule. I admit that I don't have every thing up on the site yet. I will be working on my website as well as my etsy site as much as I can.

I look forward to sharing my jewerly designs with you in the near future.