Marbling Clay

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 I have three distinct types of bodies in these marbled beads:  brown stoneware, red stoneware, and porcelain. This photo on the left shows what the glaze I used (Sea Glass Gloss by mayco) looks like individually on all three, and the fourth is a marbled nugget of all three clays mixed together. It’s a light […]

New Tool of the Year

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This year I bought myself a birthday gift, a Peter Pugger pugmill. I have lots of dried out clay in my studio that needs to be reclaimed and I have slowly been doing that but it’s very hard on my wrists and so this was an expensive, but lovely, solution. It’s supposed to arrive on […]

Jewelry Challange and Gift Certificates

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Sharyl over at Sharyl’s Jewelry blog is having a Second Bead Package Design Challenge using some of my beads.  Hop over there and read all about it.  The deadline to ask to participate is Friday, September 21st.  To make things more interesting I’m throwing in a $25 gift certificate for my nkpbeads Etsy store to […]

Artsie Beads

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Tomorrow when I load the kiln, these will be in there.  After they are fired, the black will turn a maroon brown.  The glaze is a robin egg blue with cobalt blue speckles throughout. Basically I drew three circles and Zentangled the insides with circles and rectangles and such.  I printed them onto decal paper […]

Studio Updates

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Do you like my jack bead?  I tried to make more of these but for some reason or another only ended up with this one.  It is a brown stoneware clay to which I applied a purple underglaze.  I sponged off the excess glaze so it only peeked out from the recesses before coating it […]