Monday, December 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
I have just added the "Three Graces" ceramic cameo rings above to our Etsy shop. We have been collecting vintage and antique cameos for some time and have made some stunning molds from them to use in our "Good Dirt Jewelry" earthenware clay jewelry collection.
White earthenware clay and various glazes were used to create these beautiful "Three Graces" ceramic cameo rings. The ceramic cameos have been set into gorgeous adjustable gold plated rings.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I just listed some of my new sgraffito ceramic pendants in our Etsy shop. These were made with white earthenware clay in an assortment of colors. Each clay pendant comes with an 18 inch chain and a gift box. It's never to early to start your holiday gift shopping! :)
Monday, January 25, 2010
For those of you that follow my blog, I thought I would give you a little update on what I've been working on lately. As you can see, it's not jewelry!
Back in the fall of 2009, Dave designed this support spinning bowl that was wider at the base than the top. Apparently, other support bowl makers thought this was a good idea as they have been incorporating Dave's design into their work. We have been getting great feedback from our customers that have used this bowl, and they really seem to like the decrease in friction the ceramic surface provides.
The three ceramic bowls seen in the photo above can be found in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop in the "Support Spinning Bowl" section.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Are you having a feeling of deja vu? :) I've decided to move these two pendants over to my Good Dirt Jewelry Etsy shop from Zibbet.
Dave carved the original egg for me, then made a mold that I use with earthenware clay. These two Druid's Eggs have been glazed with earthy green glazes--one is a paler color and the other a very organic mixture of greens and browns. These pendants will arrive in a gift box and shipping is FREE, and did I mention they are only $19!
*What Are Druid's Eggs?*
The Druid's Egg (also “glain,” “serpent's egg,” or “snake stone”) was a talismanic object sacred to the Druids. Tales about it resemble those of the Philosopher's Stone sought by the alchemists. Its myths may also be related to those of the Omphalos, a meteoritic stone which was kept at Delphi and was thought to be the egg of the serpent-monster Python. In legends, the Druid’s Egg is credited with endowing its possessor with the ability to obtain almost all he might desire. The Druid's Egg was also believed to create a favorable outcome in courts of law, so much that the Romans outlawed carrying one into any courtroom. If you'd like to learn more about the legend behind the Druid's Egg, please visit the listing for these items on Etsy.