Making Beads Doing the Twist2 min read
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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