May 28, 2024


The art of Fashion

Making Beads Doing the Twist

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Making Beads Doing the Twist

Not much too lengthy back I came across a package of beads deeply concealed in my stash.  I experienced purchased them at minimum 10 several years ago in Freeport, Maine at The Beadin’ Path, a excellent bead shop that is no lengthier in small business.
There was a strand of beads that I actually appreciate nestled in among the that prolonged in the past invest in.

Strand of Classic Czech Glass Mottled Twist Brown Beads

 I considered I would try to make a established out of ceramic clay.  The tag presents a small  clue on how they could possibly be produced. ( see textual content beneath picture over)

I experimented with rolling out some round beads and twisting them but that didn’t get the job done.  Then I acquired the idea that if they ended up first built into a 3-d disk bead that probably that might  perform. That appeared to be the answer but the twist was more complex that I had believed.  I set my fingers on the glass Czech bead to get an concept of how to I would have to twist them.  It was fairly uncomfortable as the fingers on each hand would have to go in the opposite way.  I persevered and the first established of beads I made is in the picture beneath.

Given that I did not get into account that my clay shrinks 12% all through the drying and firing method, mine are somewhat smaller sized than the initial strand but I am  delighted to use them in some of my freeform peyote stitch work.  I have a bracelet I am functioning on that they would go perfectly with.


I also made some in blue and white to see how they would appear. 

If I make additional of the blue and white beads I believe I will skip the white component and just have them in blue.    

But the initial established of beads–  I am just nuts about the coloration and have been trying  it on other parts as properly.

Little stoneware pendant  by Mary Harding

I was very delighted with  how the above pendant came out and astonished how the hues had morphed all through the glaze firing.

So I tried it once again on a larger sized piece and was additional than pleased with the consequence

              Assertion measurement pendant by Mary Harding  attempting out what i discovered from the smaller sized a single.

Assertion dimensions pendant by Mary Harding  a variation on the one particular over

For me what performs when I am generating is to stick to my enthusiasm on nonetheless circuitous a route it usually takes me.  In the conclusion it will convey me specifically to my heart and soul.
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