Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Iron Deficiency

So, my daughter keeps a pretty tight rein on the grocery budget at her house, and my cute son-in-law in suffering from an acute case of too-much-pasta-not-enough-meat syndrome.  Inside this Lady Gaga inspired gift tin is a gift certificate for some Christmas relief.  Shhhhhh.  Don't tell!  It's a Christmas meat secret!  What do you think?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Going in Circles

Monday, November 26, 2012

Voici mon atelier!

Quand j'ai regardé mon blog et les sources, j'ai vu que le populaire était un site qui fait un traduction français.  Donc, j'ai décidé de faire un poste français, meme si je sais que je ne parle pas très bien français.  C'est un effort de montrer que j'aprécie mes amis français et canadiens.  Vive l'argile polymère partout!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Focal Bead Bracelets, uh huh


Sunday, November 18, 2012



Here's My Studio!

Notice all the workable space on my clay table.

Button, Button

Monday, November 12, 2012

My Studio

My muse is not a sweet, ethereal whisper in my ear.  Oh, no.  She's very real and sometimes bossy.  She told me to take a picture of my studio and post it on my blog.  She said that people love stuff like that.  Well, I must admit that I love stuff like that.  I look at the tidy studios and wonder how anything creative could ever come from such a sterile and orderly place.  I look at the messy ones and wonder how anything lovely could ever come from such chaos.  No, that's not true.  What I really think when I see a messy studio is that I've found an instant friend.  I, too, am a pig.  I organize only when my work surface has shrunk to mere inches on the table in front of me.  Give me a surface and I'll pig it up.  I couldn't tell you what color my desk is.  I'm not proud of this fact.  It's just the way it is.  Time in my studio is so precious.  Why would I clean when I could be creating?
    So, get ready.  I'm going to post a couple of pictures of my studio.  Not right now, but soon.  I'll have to muster some courage first, like stepping on the scales at a Weight Watchers meeting.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Art Barn Holiday Show Info

Mary Anne Loveless' art will be available for holiday gifts at the Art Barn on Finch Lane beginning November 30th through December 19th. My art will be available for purchase along with other hand-made items. I'd love to have you come!

Here's their ad:

The 29th annual Holiday Craft Exhibit and Sale opens on Friday evening, November 30, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Holiday Gallery Stroll reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7. The exhibit and sale is then open daily beginning Saturday, December 1 and continuing through Wednesday, December 19 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. For more details, check out

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Rag Rug Tin

Tin Tin Tin

Tiny Tin 3

Tiny Tin 2

Tiny Tin 1

Monday, November 5, 2012

Art Barn on Finch Lane

Hey, you locals who follow my blog!  I'll be at the Art Barn near the University of Utah campus for their Arts and Crafts Holiday Sale.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Buffed and Beaded Necklace

Couldn't sleep.  Up at 1:23 am.  Decided to finish this labor-intensive necklace.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Concave Dangles

Teacup beads

My salute to the queen's jubilee!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Addicted to Bangles

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Winter Pods

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Art Deco-ish Bracelets

I usually can't be bothered with wearing a bracelet.  I might try to put one on in the morning, but it's usually off by noon.  I'm pretty excited about these, though.  They are actually so comfortable that I wear them all day.  Well, not all of them.  Just one.  The focal bead is sanded and then buffed within an inch of its life, the chalcedony, pearls, and agate are smooth, and the fluted tube bead is all polymer, so it's like wearing nothing at all...on your wrist.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Oyster Pendant

Oysters create pearls because they get a little irritated by a grain of sand and then least I think that's how it happens.  This oyster-like pendant, however, had no such irritation.  It came about by the process of playing in my studio over the weekend.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Concave Bracelet

Maybe I need to get a hand model for my new concave, mokume gane rings, unless you think people will like my oven-burned, fifty-three year old hands with polymer under every fingernail.  What do you think?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Under the Big Top

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fancy Frame

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Brace Yourself

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bracelets with a Focus

Oooooh, I'm having fun in my studio!  Some may call it manic;  I just say that my muse woke up!

Totally Tubular Bead

Don't you love it when you get a little germ of an idea?  These long, thin-walled, black beads make up most of these new bracelets.  They are surprisingly strong and flexible, and I can use them to frame a focal bead.  They are tricky to work with in their raw condition, but I'm pretty happy with where this might take me.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Swirl of Swag

A Swirl of Swags

Friday, March 30, 2012

Red Flower Swagger

Sunday, March 4, 2012

More Manicotti

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Come on, Spring!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oh, oh, oh! on red

Oh, oh, oh!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

More Manicotti

Sunday, February 5, 2012