Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Beading Family

A gorgeous treasury featuring all items created by my beading family of the bead hive. Created by Dhea of javabead. Search BHV on Etsy to see more of these gorgeous works of art!

Friday, April 23, 2010

And Another Treasury

And the day just seems to be getting better. I was lucky enough to have been chosen in yet another treasury. Such a lovely collection of pretties created by priya123 Thank you so much for including me amongst all the pretty items found on Etsy.

I've Been Featured

Such a lovely collection of many creations in shades of grays. I'm so excited to have been chosen amongst so many talented artists by KBuchananPhotography in her lovely treasury. Thank you so so much!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Polymer Clay Sugar Bead Tutorial

Ever wanted to learn how to make polymer clay beads with a little more glam? It's a basic level tutorial for anyone who has ever wanted to make sugar coated polymer clay beads. This tutorial has 10 steps with colour photos along with helpful hints and tips. Comes in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader in order to view it. Any questions I'm here to help! You can find my tutorial in my shop BeadedParadise

Materials and Tools Needed:
•polymer clay in any colour of your choice
•a jar of clear glass micro-beads
•a bottle of liquid Sculpey
•a bottle of Sculpey glaze
•square cutter
•pasta machine or a roller
•piercing needle
•some glass from a small picture frame
•parchment paper and cookie sheet

Monday, April 5, 2010

Featured Artist of the Month

This month's featured artist is Claire La Faye of Portland Oregon. I got a chance to interview her and ask about her collection of casual luxury clothing with an edge. Here is what they she to say...

What type of artwork do you do?
I have a degree in Fine Arts, now I do clothing design.

How long have you been creating?
Forever, but under the Claire La Faye label since 2001.

How much time do you spend working on your craft?
More than my family would prefer....

What inspires you to create?
My brain never stops so it has endless time to wonder and ponder. Life is inspiring!

Do you have a designing process?
Inspiration, experimentation and production. I love to work off the dress form as well.

Where do you do your creating?
At home in my studio.

Have you always been artsy?
Always, always, always.

Do you have another job?
Being a mom.

Where do you sell your pieces?

Do you enjoy what you do?
I love it! Can't imagine doing anything else.

Do you have a favorite piece in your shop?
I love the Parisian Princess piece.
Click HERE to view

Do you have a blog set-up?

Not yet, but my website is