There was a strand of beads that I really really like nestled in between that very long in the past order.
Strand of Vintage Czech Glass Mottled Twist Brown Beads
I thought I would test to make a set out of ceramic clay. The tag provides a small clue on how they may possibly be produced. ( see textual content under picture over)
I attempted rolling out some round beads and twisting them but that failed to work. Then I obtained the plan that if they had been initially created into a 3-d disk bead that maybe that might operate. That appeared to be the respond to but the twist was much more sophisticated that I experienced believed. I put my fingers on the glass Czech bead to get an strategy of how to I would have to twist them. It was pretty awkward as the fingers on each individual hand would have to go in the reverse path. I persevered and the very first established of beads I created is in the picture down below.
Since I did not get into account that my clay shrinks 12% all through the drying and firing system, mine are rather smaller than the first strand but I am satisfied to use them in some of my freeform peyote stitch do the job. I have a bracelet I am doing the job on that they would go properly with.
I also created some in blue and white to see how they would appear.
If I make additional of the blue and white beads I think I will skip the white aspect and just have them in blue.
But the very first established of beads– I am just outrageous about the coloration and have been trying it on other pieces as effectively.
Compact stoneware pendant by Mary Harding
I was really content with how the above pendant arrived out and astonished how the colors experienced morphed through the glaze firing.
So I tried it all over again on a larger sized piece and was extra than delighted with the final result
Assertion measurement pendant by Mary Harding striving out what i learned from the smaller sized one particular.
Statement size pendant by Mary Harding a variation on the just one above
For me what operates when I am producing is to adhere to my enthusiasm on on the other hand circuitous a route it takes me. In the stop it will provide me directly to my heart and soul.
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