Friday, 8 May 2009


grey clay beads
Originally uploaded by Marian Florcita

A coconut full of hand made clay beads.

I know, I haven't posted much this week. The thing is that with a couple of days of constant rain and sun, the veggie garden...well, the whole garden, have grown like crazy. So, there has been a lot of weed pulling and trimming and harvesting (about 3kg of spinach!!) and all around gardening. My fingers are indeed green...

I have also been busy with crafty stuff. I've been making some wooden buttons which I planned to show you today and pass on the easy way I found to make them, but the light is so bad that pictures are turning out very dark.
So instead, here are some beads I made with clay and then painted with engobe (which is clay slib). They have been fired once and as long as I don't put some transparent glazing on them, they will look like this...a bit like grey stones. Or coal... I call them "carboncitos" which means "little charcoals" in spanish... they look like that!

The idea is to mix them with wool somehow... I just have to get around doing it.

Anyway, another week is gone and next week is my birthday! Everyone keeps asking what it is that I want and all I can think of is wool... :) I think I overheard my husband talking to someone about a spinning!

Anyway, have a nice weekend everyone!

XX Mariana


painted fish studio said...

it sounds like life is good. :) i am jealous of your garden bounty - i still haven't planted mine!

ArtMind said...

Hehe, you sure have something to look forward too next week. Perhaps you can take a break a from plucking spinach! ;)
I love your clay beads! Happy weekend! :)

Tweed Delights said...

Oooooh! A spinning wheel - lovely :) Love the clay beads, and the wooden buttons . . . yummy! Happy gardening :D

Lily Pang said...

I am surprise you cannot access etsy! Why? I can only buy things from Etsy such as glass tiles.

Lovely beads and looking forward to see them used.

I love to grow veggies too.

Anonymous said...

May your dreams/wishes/suspicions :) come true!
Happy Birthday to You!

(why is your "post a comment" box torturing me always, I never make it the first time :(

Anonymous said...

What about wire? How about an outrageous creation involving wool, clay and wire?? I'd love to see what you come up with!!! Now there's a challenge!!! :)

Florcita said...

Fishy... did you get around doing it in the end? seizon will be over!
Tweedy! thanks!!!
Lily... no idea, nobody knows and Etsy is not replyng...
Monika.... I have no clue what it is with the comment box. I didn't know people were having trouble. I will look around if I can see anything...sorry!
Fabienne... Im scared now! haahhaha a challenge! Now my head will not stop thinking about it. I actually tried some silver wire and the contrast looked really good... should give it another try. Do you want to give it a try?