Sunday, October 25, 2009

OPEN HOUSE STUDIO BLOG EVENT INTRODUCTION

Hello and welcome to TGL Designs's first Open House.

My name is Tracy Isley, a self-taught artist, who has been involved in many mediums over the years. In the fall of 2004, I designed my first piece of jewelry for the employees of a local museum for a fundraiser and was later asked to put items in their gift shop. When asked to teach a summer camp on jewelry making to middle school aged children, I decided to teach the class how to make their own ceramic beads and pendants to use in their jewelry.

After learning the basics of ceramic bead making, through the beads-of-clay yahoo group and trial and error I feel in love with this medium and continue to work with it.

Today my designs use my own handmade exclusive beads, my own handmade stained glass pendants, semi-precious stones, fibers, sterling silver and 14kt. gold filled beads. I am continuing to expand my line of jewelry, ceramic beads and pendants, as well as refine my skills as a designer.

I am excited to participate in this Fall Open House Studio Blog Event with so many wonderful artists. Make sure you surf back and forth among the studio tours and chat Live with each and everyone of us. You can find a list of participating artists at Beads of Clay Blog. Each of us will have special giveaways during the event. To be eligible you must comment on the giveaway's post.

Shop with me all day today and tomorrow on my etsy site and my website TGL Designs.com where everything is 25% off. On my website you must use the promotion code Fall to receive your discount.

4 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Hi, Tracey. It's nice to meet another BOCer.

Tracy said...

Hi Summer. It is nice to meet you too. I have navigating to fellow members sites. This is fun.

Tracy said...

Summer I love how creative you got with your pictures for your open house.

Erin said...

Hi Tracy! I think I've connected with you a bit on the Ceramic Arts Forum in the past. It's nice to see you here!