There was a strand of beads that I genuinely love nestled in amid that lengthy ago invest in.
Strand of Vintage Czech Glass Mottled Twist Brown Beads
I considered I would try out to make a established out of ceramic clay. The tag offers a small clue on how they may be designed. ( see text underneath picture higher than)
I tried out rolling out some round beads and twisting them but that did not perform. Then I received the plan that if they have been first manufactured into a 3-d disk bead that perhaps that might function. That seemed to be the remedy but the twist was additional challenging that I experienced considered. I set my fingers on the glass Czech bead to get an idea of how to I would have to twist them. It was quite awkward as the fingers on every hand would have to go in the opposite direction. I persevered and the first established of beads I made is in the photograph below.
Because I did not choose into account that my clay shrinks 12% all through the drying and firing approach, mine are rather more compact than the first strand but I am delighted to use them in some of my freeform peyote sew do the job. I have a bracelet I am doing work on that they would go effectively with.
I also built some in blue and white to see how they would look.
If I make much more of the blue and white beads I believe I will skip the white part and just have them in blue.
But the initially established of beads– I am just outrageous about the colour and have been trying it on other pieces as very well.
Compact stoneware pendant by Mary Harding
I was rather delighted with how the above pendant arrived out and amazed how the hues had morphed during the glaze firing.
So I experimented with it again on a larger sized piece and was far more than pleased with the end result
Statement dimension pendant by Mary Harding hoping out what i acquired from the lesser a person.
Statement size pendant by Mary Harding a variation on the a person previously mentioned
For me what operates when I am building is to follow my enthusiasm on however circuitous a route it requires me. In the conclusion it will bring me specifically to my heart and soul.
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