Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Hampshire Bead Porn

Given that the Bead Soup Blog Hop has over 300 participants this time, I knew there was no way I'd make it through all those blogs unless I started REALLY early...like a couple of weeks ago. I've had a goal of going through 10 a week and then marking my favorites for a re-visit on the actual blog hop day. That way, everyone gets at LEAST one visit and some people will get two from me (lucky them LOL).

Not only have I discovered some great blogs, but I've found some really fantastic new bead artists which has been bad for my wallet, but great for my bead stash! I've really gotten addicted to one in particular so I thought I'd devote an entire post to her beautiful work rather than mixing her in with the rest of my bead porn.

I'm talking about Lisa Boucher of Clayworks NH.





Really, she had me from the get go with a whole gorgeous palette of deep teals, purples and greens.



And I love the speckled clay she uses as her base material.





And then I got roped in further when I realized she uses a lot of ocean imagery...which is always my weakness!





Such fantastic detail on these shells and I love the way they pop against the background colors.





You can see I had a hard time controlling myself LOL!





But, just in case you're not an ocean girl like me, don't worry...





She's started to list some wonderful late summer and early fall designs.





LOVE the cobalt with the orange and sunflower yellow!





And this golden sunflower design on the cobalt background just had to be mine! But don't worry, there's plenty more great stuff in her shop even though she just rode through Hurricane Irene!

So, go check out Lisa's wonderful shop and find yourself something gorgeous to take home with you.

I'll be back on Friday with my latest book review: "Working Stiff" by Rachel Caine.

KJ

5 comments:

Laurie's Jewel Box said...

Lisa's is my bead soup partner. I love the beads she sent me. I love the color combination she uses.

Clayworks by Lisa Boucher said...

Nice post - Thanks so much for featuring my work Kelly. Thanks Laurie - I'm so glad you're happy with the bead mix. Looking forward to seeing what you both make!

We survived hurricane Irene - just a few downed trees. Some people are still without power. Hopefully they'll be back up soon.

SueBeads said...

I love her stuff, too! You got some great pieces!

Janet said...

Oh wow those are such REALLY wonderful bead socals! I am in Love!!!

Jennifer Tennant said...

Beautiful texture and pattern from Lisa Boucher there, very inspiring work.