There was a strand of beads that I seriously adore nestled in amid that prolonged in the past buy.
Strand of Classic Czech Glass Mottled Twist Brown Beads
I believed I would try to make a set out of ceramic clay. The tag gives a small clue on how they may be manufactured. ( see textual content underneath image previously mentioned)
I tried out rolling out some spherical beads and twisting them but that did not work. Then I acquired the thought that if they ended up initial made into a 3-d disk bead that possibly that might do the job. That appeared to be the answer but the twist was more difficult that I had believed. I set my fingers on the glass Czech bead to get an idea of how to I would have to twist them. It was rather uncomfortable as the fingers on each and every hand would have to go in the opposite course. I persevered and the initially established of beads I made is in the photo below.
Considering the fact that I did not choose into account that my clay shrinks 12% during the drying and firing procedure, mine are fairly lesser than the initial strand but I am pleased to use them in some of my freeform peyote sew perform. I have a bracelet I am doing the job on that they would go properly with.
I also designed some in blue and white to see how they would glance.
If I make far more of the blue and white beads I believe I will skip the white aspect and just have them in blue.
But the to start with set of beads– I am just crazy about the shade and have been trying it on other pieces as well.
Modest stoneware pendant by Mary Harding
I was really joyful with how the higher than pendant arrived out and stunned how the shades had morphed during the glaze firing.
So I attempted it all over again on a greater piece and was a lot more than delighted with the result
Statement dimension pendant by Mary Harding striving out what i acquired from the smaller sized one particular.
Statement dimension pendant by Mary Harding a variation on the just one previously mentioned
For me what operates when I am making is to stick to my enthusiasm on on the other hand circuitous a route it will take me. In the close it will carry me immediately to my coronary heart and soul.
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