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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