Daily Archives: July 19, 2013

Arrived in yesterday’s mail…

…goodies from Petra Carpreau who lives “across the pond” in Exmoor, North Devon UK.  I have been admiring her work for many months now. If you haven’t looked at Petra’s Etsy Shop, Scorched Earth,” be sure to click on the link. I don’t think you will be disappointed!

Petra doesn’t have a blog, but she has a Pinterest page showing a great  collection of work that people have made from her wonderful creamic components.

Last week I decided it was time to buy some of her pieces to inspire some of my own designs. Check out what I ordered! She is a lovely sociable person when it comes to ordering from her. I felt supported by her enthusiasm!

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I really love the black lines in the crackle design of these drops. All of her pieces are just begging me to attach a simple ear wire so they can become cool earrings as soon as possible.  But I’m going to take a little time to design my own ear wires that I hope will enhance the drops and make the earring designs just a bit more original. Photos to follow if I ever manage to get a little more time in the studio. It has continued to be the busiest week of the whole summer for me. I feel like I am going a million miles an hour from one thing to the next. I just need to step back, breathe, and remember that I can only handle what I can do in a day.


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