Friday, March 28, 2008

Jewelry Design by Broadway Beads

Oh, I am so excited with how this necklace turned out!!! Just gorgeous! This necklace was created by Marie of Broadway Beads. She used my raku white crackle bead with the celtic square in the center as her focal point. She added lava rock, polymer beads, and her own handmade glass beads as well. Amazing! Marie is a member of the Arizona Society of Glass Beadmakers who have always been involved with Beads of Courage, a unique group for children coping with serious illness. Beads of Courage is holding a fundraiser called BEad Inspired on April 5th at the Scottsdale Borgata in Scottsdale, Arizona. This necklace will be for sale at this wonderful charity event. Thanks Marie!
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Friday, March 21, 2008

Etsy Mud Team Clay Critter Challenge

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EMT Critter Challenge

The Etsy Mud Team (EMT) is having a critter challenge! Which photo should I enter? Roofy the little dog or Out on a limb (the birds)? I need your help!
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"White Icing" Raku Bead/Pendant

Here's one of my latest creations! A simple, classic donut style with a textured pattern and white crackle glaze. Fired in my homemade raku kiln...of course! What really makes this raku bead stand out though, is the hand dyed fuschia silk ribbon that I have paired it with. The ribbon is the handy goodness of Heidi of Jamnglass. Heidi makes fabulous glass beads as well as a myriad of hand dyed silk ribbons which she also stitches herself. What talent! Make sure to also check out her Etsy shop when you get the chance. You can find this raku pendant featured on her website Thanks Heidi!
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Raku Beads

Here are some of my latest raku bead creations! Handmade by me, Marianne "MAK" Kasparian. They are all meticulously sanded, fired, glazed and fired again! I fired these in my homemade raku kiln. Some of these will be going out for a custom wholesale bead supply order to New Jersey. A talented glass artist and jewelry designer is incorporating the beads into her designs. Check out her website when you get the chance! I'll be adding more raku beads and pendants to my Etsy website very soon! Check back often!!!
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Front Page of Etsy!

This is the treasury that made the front page of Etsy a few weeks ago! It was curated by Cheryl of She did a fabulous job! Definitely check out her jewelry when you get the chance! This treasury quickly became a favorite among other Etsy sellers. One in particular was She even did a little write up on her blog! Definitely check out her website and blog as well!
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