Making Beads Doing the Twist

Not far too extensive in the past I arrived throughout a deal of beads deeply hidden in my stash.  I had procured them at minimum 10 yrs back in Freeport, Maine at The Beadin’ Route, a fantastic bead retailer that is no for a longer time in business enterprise.
There was a strand of beads that I seriously appreciate nestled in between that lengthy back order.

Strand of Vintage Czech Glass Mottled Twist Brown Beads

 I assumed I would try out to make a set out of ceramic clay.  The tag gives a small  clue on how they may be created. ( see textual content beneath photo over)

I tried rolling out some spherical beads and twisting them but that failed to function.  Then I received the idea that if they ended up initially built into a 3-d disk bead that perhaps that might  work. That appeared to be the response but the twist was a lot more intricate that I experienced assumed.  I place my fingers on the glass Czech bead to get an plan of how to I would have to twist them.  It was very awkward as the fingers on just about every hand would have to go in the reverse course.  I persevered and the to start with established of beads I manufactured is in the picture under.

Considering that I did not just take into account that my clay shrinks 12% in the course of the drying and firing method, mine are instead more compact than the original strand but I am  pleased to use them in some of my freeform peyote stitch work.  I have a bracelet I am performing on that they would go nicely with.


I also designed 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 1st set of beads–  I am just nuts about the color and have been trying  it on other pieces as well.

Modest stoneware pendant  by Mary Harding

I was very delighted with  how the higher than pendant arrived out and surprised how the colours had morphed during the glaze firing.

So I experimented with it yet again on a bigger piece and was extra than content with the end result

              Statement dimensions pendant by Mary Harding  hoping out what i figured out from the lesser one.

Statement dimension pendant by Mary Harding  a variation on the one higher than

For me what is effective when I am creating is to comply with my enthusiasm on having said that circuitous a route it can take me.  In the finish it will deliver me immediately to my coronary heart and soul.
Thank you for halting by and reading my put up.

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