Yes, it really was May the last time I added anything to my little crafty blog. I have been working, I just haven't been posting anything here. Recently, I've taken up bead making. I was inspired by a pair of pottery earrings I bought from a street vendor in NYC and here is a bit of the fruits of that inspiration:
Most of them will be turned into earrings like these:
This is a photo of the inside of the kiln after my first bead tree firing. (A bead tree, in case you don't know, is a device that allows you to fire beads on high-temperature wire.)
Two firings yielded a nice bead soup that I've started to play with.