New Stoneware Pendants What are all those brown specks?

Thistle Pendant designed from speckled stoneware ceramic clay.  It was by possibility that I utilised this speckled clay to make some pendants and toggle clasps with.  In actuality I did not even actually know that it was speckled.  When I opened the kiln and got these parts out I assumed that they looked darker than regular.   When I looked more closely I saw the darkish specks.  At 1st I was not absolutely sure if I favored them.  That kind of uncertainty when a person first opens the kiln is not uncommon.  It requires some excellent daylight and time to fully see what you have due to the fact expectations genuinely do coloration your eyesight at to start with.  I was not expecting the speckles so what  I was viewing was these items as they ought to have been and was a bit let down. A couple of hrs afterwards I experienced altered my mind.  I could see  how wonderfully the dim specks were interacting with the other colours in the pendants. I resolved they have been wonderful–they reminded me of raku work that has had sawdust thrown on it. So I mentioned all of these in my Etsy store.  It a pair of times they were being all Offered apart from for the Wild Grass Pendants.

Vibrant Queen Ann’s Lace

Tall Thistle Pendant

Wild Grass Pendant in my Etsy Store

Toggle Clasp with hand wrapped wire bar

I would like to make additional but will have to wait right up until I get extra of that speckled clay, the clay I didn’t know I experienced in the very first spot.  Blessed accident, proper? 

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