Making Beads Doing the Twist

Not too extensive in the past I arrived across a deal of beads deeply concealed in my stash.  I experienced bought them at the very least 10 years back in Freeport, Maine at The Beadin’ Path, a excellent bead keep that is no longer in organization.
There was a strand of beads that I really enjoy nestled in amid that long ago obtain.

Strand of Vintage Czech Glass Mottled Twist Brown Beads

 I considered I would attempt to make a established out of ceramic clay.  The tag presents a small  clue on how they could possibly be produced. ( see textual content below photo earlier mentioned)

I tried out rolling out some spherical beads and twisting them but that did not get the job done.  Then I got the notion that if they ended up very first built into a 3-d disk bead that possibly that might  operate. That seemed to be the respond to but the twist was much more intricate that I had considered.  I put my fingers on the glass Czech bead to get an plan of how to I would have to twist them.  It was rather awkward as the fingers on each hand would have to go in the opposite direction.  I persevered and the initially set of beads I designed is in the image underneath.

Considering the fact that I did not get into account that my clay shrinks 12% through the drying and firing process, mine are somewhat more compact than the initial strand but I am  happy to use them in some of my freeform peyote sew work.  I have a bracelet I am operating on that they would go perfectly with.


I also built some in blue and white to see how they would seem. 

If I make extra of the blue and white beads I imagine I will skip the white aspect and just have them in blue.    

But the first established of beads–  I am just mad about the coloration and have been trying  it on other items as perfectly.

Smaller stoneware pendant  by Mary Harding

I was very joyful with  how the above pendant arrived out and astonished how the shades had morphed through the glaze firing.

So I tried out it once again on a larger sized piece and was extra than joyful with the final result

              Statement dimension pendant by Mary Harding  attempting out what i learned from the scaled-down one.

Statement measurement pendant by Mary Harding  a variation on the 1 higher than

For me what functions when I am producing is to comply with my enthusiasm on nevertheless circuitous a route it requires me.  In the finish it will convey me right to my heart and soul.
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