In yesterday’s mail…

…these sweet little ceramic beads I ordered from LeAnn Weih at Summers Studio. LeAnn and I are blogging buddies. She makes ceramic beads and pendants, and also works with bronze clay. I especially love her birds and I finally got around to ordering some from her.  There’s nothing like knowing you won’t be able to get something, to make you want it even more. I scored the last three birds LeAnn had in her Etsy shop. (LeAnn is about to move and her Etsy shop will be open again when she is settled in her new home.)

LeAnn’s beads look even better in person, and I really like the extra detail she puts into her packaging.

Having opened the box yesterday, at the end of a very tiring off-island day, I only looked long enough to admire the beads but then went on to fix dinner. I didn’t look any closer because I knew I would be checking them out in my studio this morning. When I took the beads out of their box this morning…surprise!

LeAnn had included an unexpected little collection of green/blue beads. How did she know these colors were my favorite?                    THANKS LEANN!!!

Up I went to the studio, to deal with a bead table that looked like this:

I ended the day with a much tidier workbench, several pairs of finished earrings and some necklaces I hope to finish tonight.

Since I have linked this blog to my FaceBook page, I noticed that the thumbnail photo that shows up on FB  is the last one I post on my blog. So, instead of advertising my messy workspace, I’ll end the blog post with this raven who watched me as I walked by this morning in the fog.


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11 responses to “In yesterday’s mail…

  1. Barb Fernald

    Of course. Today, no raven thumbnail photo on FB. But at least it wasn’t my messy bench.


  2. LeAnn

    Oh, I do love the raven. So very Edgar Allen Poe, in the nicest possible way. I am happy you like all of your little goodies. The ‘set’ of beads just came together from a lot of little orphans that just reminded me of the beach stones that you pick up. I am very happy they have a home.


    • Barb Fernald

      Me too. Thank you so much for my little orphans. I love the colors. I hope all the moving details are going smoothly. That is always so stressful. Take good care of yourself!


  3. what’s the difference between a raven and a plain-old-crow? i would have called that a crow.
    great beads! lucky you!
    can’t get in the studio….maybe someday i’ll go back…. :o(
    i even have ideas……


    • Barb Fernald

      The ravens are a lot bigger. But actually, ravens are in the crow family. As in ravens are always crows but crows are not always ravens!
      You’ll get back to the studio when you have more time. I can’t imagine what teachers, especially art teachers go through at the end of the school year. Especially the ones who are taking a family trip to Poland just after that!
      Keep those ideas safe…..


  4. Those beads are just wonderful. I too love those earthy colors. I am trying to replicate colors like that in my adventures with polymer clay.


  5. crnbrycst

    Cool beads and cool Raven! xoSusan


  6. LOVE LeAnn! My eight-year old has one of her blue-tummy owl on a leather cord — I got tired of him stealing mine!


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