I'm offering a free 8 inch strand of destash beads with any purchase in my supply shop. Details: no minimum order; larger orders & return customers will receive longer strands; beads will be randomly selected by me; will include an assortment of vintage, new, colors, materials, etc., offer good through 11-28. This is important: you MUST include some mention of the offer in the 'note to seller' when ordering, even if it's simply the word 'destash.'
I made a tiny bowl out of air dry pottery clay. I am really, really wanting to finally get my kiln set up so I can make actual ceramic things. I need to find out a good place to get glazes. It all seems so technical. This bowl is just an experiment. The clay was pretty dried out so I soaked it to get it workable again and couldn't resist making something. I started with beads just from inertia but then remembered they aren't so durable, so I made something that might be functional. I just used plain old acrylic paint to finish it. I have been using it for bead photos--I like the warm color of the innards, and since I made it, it seems to go with the beads I make.
What do you think?
The above black beads are available in my shop. Most of these below are listed...a few will be listed within the next day or so.
Small painted rounds...
Facets & nuggets. I've been using a pre-curing carving technique that is huge timesaver & yields larger facets. Almost impossible to get small facets and sharp edges though. A trade off.