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MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: New Stoneware beads

MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: New Stoneware beads


MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: New Stoneware beads

                            Mid Range Buff ceramic clay and colored glazes by Mary Harding Jewelry
I  have been experimenting  lately with using colored glazes on a buff stoneware clay that has also been stained with iron oxide.  I have wiped back the stain to some extent and then applied the colored glazes selectively.  I wanted these kinds of beads for some free form peyote stitch necklaces I have been making.  I was pleasantly surprised that the colors would be as bright and clear as they are, over this dark background.  I am very encouraged by the results.

MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: New Stoneware beads

Some “gesture” beads from mid range buff clay and colored glazes

MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: New Stoneware beads

Another view of the mid range buff ceramic clay beads seen above this picture.

I also tried this approach on some “gesture” beads, ( see pictures above)  as I call them, as they are made with one tool and spontaneous movements, once the rounded bead is formed.  I have a necklace in process with some of these kinds of beads.  See below.

MaryHardingJewelry Bead Blog: New Stoneware beads

Peyote Stitch Necklace in progress with new buff stoneware clay beads

It is a beautiful summer day here where I live so I’m off to be outside for awhile.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
Mary



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