Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tubing!


Some new tube beads, originally uploaded by Roberta Warshaw.
What did I do before polymer clay?

I don't know. I struggled I guess. With solder, with repetitive stress wrist problems from hammering, with spending too much money on silver.....

I really feel like I have found my medium. Finally after nearly ten years making jewelry I feel comfortable. I feel like I can grow and grow. Like the sky is the limit.

I am making tube beads now. Grant Diffendaffer has a wonderful technique in his book for making these. They come out nearly perfect. With nice straight holes. What more can you ask for?

I only just got back in the studio yesterday after a long exhausting weekend. I had my grandson nearly all weekend and then had my annual Mother's Day brunch at my place. It was fun but I was pretty tired and did a lot of resting on Monday.

But yesterday and today I am "cooking" in the studio. Lots of interesting things happening, which I will post as soon as I can.

Notice I even got a little color in.....

8 comments:

Ann Gorbett said...

I think you have found your medium too. Beatiful colors and craftsmanship.

Roberta said...

Thanks Ann!

barbarasfernald.com said...

Cool tubes! It's also cool that you went from metal clay to polymer. Usually it's the other way around. With the price of silver you are ahead of the curve! What a great feeling it must be to find your medium. Congratulations!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

neat tube beads! since i'm just starting out in polymer it is really fun to get inspiration from good clay artists. love the fun shapes on them!

Robbie said...

Wow! These 'tubes' are wonderful!! yes, you have found your calling haven't you!

Mª Reyes said...

Son unas cuentas precioosas. Te tomo la idea. Besos

Mª Reyes said...

Son unas cuentas magníficas. Besos

Doreen said...

These are really beautiful! I took a look at your Etsy store. Your work is so gorgeous! You really could recreate some of those nice silver earrings in (much less expensive) polymer clay. Can't wait to see what else you create!!