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I created these round beads and added sprigs to look like leaves. Then I pierced them for interest. I glazed the recessed areas this lovely rustic apple green and covered the entire bead in a glossy clear glaze.
This set of 3 beads are:
18 mm hole to hole and 20 mm at their widest.
All have 3 mm stringing holes
Fired to cone 6.
I formed these out of porcelain clay. The dark blue nuggets are perfect for accenting the light blue acorn focal bead. The light blue textured round beads would be lovely as earrings.
This set of 5 beads are:
(1) 19 mm Light Blue Acorn (measured from hole to hole)
(2) 13 mm Light Blue Textured Round Beads
(2) 14 mm Dark Blue Textured Nugget Beads
All have 1 mm stringing holes
Fired to cone 6.
I added sprigs of clay to this bead to form leaves and also pierced a texture into the entire bead for interest. I lightly coated the veins of the leaves with a minty green and the rest with a yellow glaze. I covered the entire bead with a clear gloss and refired.
This bead measures 17 mm hole to hole and 21 mm at its widest with a stringing hole of 3 mm.
The brown background of this stoneware ceramic bead has been unglazed for interest. The blue sprigs have been glazed with a clear gloss. This bead measures 17 mm hole to hole and 23 mm at its widest with a stringing hole of 3 mm.
I formed this round bead, added and textured sprigs of clay to form daisy flowers. The flowers rest on an unglazed background which have been stained with a light brown. I glazed the petals in a light pink and pale blues and refired.
This bead is 20 mm hole to hole with a stringing hole of 3 mm.
I threw this mug on the pottery wheel, carved this chevron arrow pattern in a band around the entire mug and added this hand-built 'strap' handle. I also added small feet to the bottom (see close up photo). There is a small sprig of clay on the 'belly' of the mug which bears my potter mark.
This mug holds 12 ounces comfortably. Thanks for looking!
For the focal bead, I formed a round sphere and added sprigs of clay to form daisy flowers. The nuggets are shaped individually with my fingers. After bisque firing, I coated them with a clear glaze and fired these to cone 10.
(1) Focal Flower Bead: 18 mm hole to hole and 21 mm at its widest with a 3 mm stringing hole
(4) Nugget beads: about 9-12 mm hole to hole with stringing holes of about 2 mm.
How fun are these? For the musical muse within each one of us! One bead has guitars stamped onto it, and the other musical notes.
Both are about 20 mm with 2 mm stringing holes.
This fun set of Autumn Brown Stoneware Beads has one bead that has flowers which I stamped into it, and the rest have delightful criss-cross marks. Very unique!
These all measure approximately 17-18 mm and stringing holes of 2 mm.
This beautiful bead has a dark blue spot where the glaze settled during firing. Simply gorgeous!
20 mm from hole to hole and 22 mm at its widest. The stringing hole is 2 mm.
This fabulous green porcelain bead has been textured and shaped for interest. Bead caps were built onto it via applying small sprigs of clay.
24 mm from hole to hole and 19 mm at its widest. The stringing hole is 1 mm.
The listing is for these 6 teal blue stoneware beads with cobalt blue speckles which are all approximately 20 mm hole to hole and 23 mm at their widest. The stringing holes are 2 mm.
The listing is for these 31 beads, fired to cone 6, each aprox 15-16 mm from hole to hole and 6 mm thick. The stringing holes are 1 mm.
I carefully placed each blue and brown crystal on these glossy porcelain nuggets and fired them to cone 10.
(1) 10mm x 11mm x 16mm
(1) 9mm x 14mm x 15mm
The stringing holes are 2 mm.
The love scene playing out on this mug is universal. “I have found the one whom my soul loves” is written in cursive script over these daisy characters.
This is another mug from my Love Mug series. The daisies are of my own creation, drawn on paper, scanned into the computer, printed out on laser decal paper, and fired onto the mug as an additional firing process. The decals sink under the glaze and do not wear or fade over time.
This mug holds 8-10 ounces and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Only food safe glazes were used.
*NOTE* This mug is slightly discounted because the 'nkpdesigns' decal (located on the handle, see close-up photo) shifted during firing and is not 'perfect'.
This is the perfect mug for anyone who is in love.
This handmade mug was dipped in a couple of satin matte glazes: white and periwinkle. I attached my original daisy characters decals and refired. The belly button is my potters mark and my potter's business name is on the handle (see closeup photo).
The top is oval (see top view photo).
This mug holds 12-14 ounces and is dishwasher and microwave safe. Only food safe glazes were used.
This red stoneware handmade mug pour-over saucer set will make a perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life, or perhaps the perfect gift for yourself.
I threw this 3 piece set on my pottery wheel and fired in my electric kiln. After the satin finish glaze firing, I added my hand-drawn original Dancing Daisy decals as well as my 'NKPDESIGNS' decal on the handle of the mug and refired. These decals slip under the glaze and will not fade over time. I also impressed my potter's mark in the front near the bottom, almost as a belly button.
The mug holds 10-12 ounces. This 3 piece set is dishwasher and microwave safe. Only food safe glazes were used.
I added my own Daisy Character drawings to this sweet mug via iron oxide decals that I was able to print out from my own laser printer. During the firing, the decal slips under the glaze and is a permanent part of the mug. It will not scratch off. Next I applied one of my favorite 'all-over' commercial decal patterns to the vertical bars and fired one last time.
This mug holds 8-10 ounces of liquid. It is not a glossy shiny surface but more of a satin finish (see photos). It is dishwasher and microwave safe, lead-free (no toxic glazes were used). Wheel-thrown, hand-built handle, fired in an electric kiln to maturity. Only food safe glazes were used.
I wrote a blog article on the making of this mug. Here's the link if you would like to read about the process in detail: http://blog.nkpdesigns.com/2016/06/shabby-chic-mug.html
I used various textures to stamp these beads. Two are round (14 and 16 mm) and one is a tablet (16 mm x 11 mm). These have been fired to cone 6 and have 2 mm stringing holes. Thanks for looking!
The brown stoneware clay under this glaze gives off an almost olive tint. Very unique! The dark pinks contrast nicely with the light pink. The daisy pattern is on both sides and these beads have been fired to cone six. These four beads are all approximately 14-15 mm from hole to hole and 6-7 mm thick. Thanks for looking!
I formed nuggets from this stoneware clay and impressed a lava rock into them for the texture. I added bead caps to three of these four and coated with a bright blue underglaze, later wiping off all but what was recessed into the texture. I coated each with a clear glaze and fired to cone 6.
These four beads range from 19-29 mm hole to hole with 1 mm stringing holes.
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