Monday, April 30, 2007
If you are around Raleigh, NC this weekend be sure to check in on The Handmaidens show on Oberlin Road near Cameron Village. This a group of local women who make hip crafts. It will be a great place to pick up a unique graduation gift for just about anyone on your list. Or treat yourself to a gift. The sight of all their handmade, marvelous goodies is worth the trip by itself!
Say Hi to them for me - that will be one big pool of talent there!
Hi everyone - just a quick reminder that I'll be having a trunk show at Ornamentea this weekend on Friday 10 am - 9 pm and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. (May 4th and 5th) If you come by, make sure and let me know if you have seen this blog - I'd love to hear from you...
Here is a message from Cynthia's weekly newsletter:
Friday at Ornamentea is First Friday. We’ll have a trunk show by the fabulous Elaine Ray with her handmade ceramic beads AND you can come and make a free pair of beaded bobby pins from 6:00-8:00. You know, we are open every Friday night till 9:00 at Ornamentea but we only have the free projects on First Friday. Every other Friday we usually have few folks hanging out at the work table, drinking boxed wine and beading, but this week we’ll have the free project. See you then.
Saturday at Ornamentea I am teaching a class on Teaching Your Craft. Many artists and craftspeople teach to supplement their income and there are ways to make it easier. Call 834-6260 to register for this class.
Did you catch that part about making a free pair of beaded bobby pins? How cool is that!?!
See you there!
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Aren't these remarkable! I love the way Sherri Mains has used chain to highlight the brown clay color. This is always a great combination. Make sure to take a look at Sherri's etsy shop for more lovely ideas.
For those of you around the Raleigh, NC area, Sherri has items at SuzAnna's Antiques.
Feel free to send me any pictures you have that you'd like to share! Send them to: ElaineRayBeads at gmail.com
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Thanks Cyndi for your poetic comment!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Look at the various ways this necklace can be worn. You could change configuration to go with almost any outfit or neck size.
Here Emily used an interesting closure. You may need to enlarge the picture to see the details, but it looks like a great way to display any of your favorite art beads or pendants. Ornamentea has this pendant in their online shop.
Thank you Emily for sharing these beauties with us!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
I'll see you there! - Elaine
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Read all the details here: ABS Challenge.
To celebrate this first challenge we are giving away all these beauties. As you can see, my donations are in the upper left corner.
I'll be looking for your entries!