I adore Marianne Kasparian's Beautiful Raku pieces. Take a peek at MAKU Studio. I was fortunate that my booth was located near hers at The Tucson Bead Show. Of course shopping was a must! Raku has such beautiful texture. The first time I saw Marianne's work was at the Bead&Button Show last year. She is so lovely and fun to talk to. It would have been nice to spend more time together visiting, but at shows, time is pretty spare.
How could I resist creating a montage of the pieces I bought at the B&B Show and The Tucson Bead Show. The ammonite had to go in with the Raku ammonites. The large rectangular piece has amazing texture. All crackled up and ridged. This week I beaded a bezel for it, added crystals and pearls and strung into a necklace. The two Raku beaded earrings were very quick to make. I love the moss green with the grey tones. And how perfect the dagger beads go with the dots on the Raku beads. Today I will work on the triangular piece. It is bezeled with 22k gold fired Delicas. Now what to pair it with? A brand new day gives me a new opportunity to create... After a trip to the Zoo to walk, that is!