New Stoneware Pendants What are all those brown specks?

Thistle Pendant designed from speckled stoneware ceramic clay.  It was by possibility that I made use of this speckled clay to make some pendants and toggle clasps with.  In reality I did not even seriously know that it was speckled.  When I opened the kiln and acquired these pieces out I assumed that they looked darker than normal.   When I appeared much more closely I observed the dark specks.  At very first I was not confident if I preferred them.  That sort of uncertainty when one particular 1st opens the kiln is not uncommon.  It requires some fantastic daylight and time to completely see what you have since expectations truly do color your eyesight at initially.  I was not anticipating the speckles so what  I was seeing was these pieces as they ought to have been and was a little bit upset. A couple hrs later I had adjusted my brain.  I could see  how incredibly the darkish specks have been interacting with the other shades in the pendants. I made the decision they had been great–they reminded me of raku perform that has had sawdust thrown on it. So I outlined all of these in my Etsy store.  It a few of times they had been all Offered besides for the Wild Grass Pendants.

Colorful Queen Ann’s Lace

Tall Thistle Pendant

Wild Grass Pendant in my Etsy Store

Toggle Clasp with hand wrapped wire bar

I would like to make more but will have to hold out until finally I get more of that speckled clay, the clay I didn’t know I had in the initially location.  Fortunate incident, appropriate? 

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