I wanted to let my blog readers who may be following along that Sharyl of Sharyl’s Jewelry has 10 participants that have been announced on her blog. Read all about it here: http://www.sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/2012/09/announcement-of-participants-2nd-bead.html If you asked to be a part of it and need details, the link above is the place to go to […]
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 […]
At the end of the day it is great to relax with a bit of clay and some mellow music. Enjoy.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I pulled these out of the kiln this morning. I was hoping for a darker shade of yellow but these have grown on me over the last couple of hours. Anybody want the entire batch for $30 plus $2 shipping? If so, leave me a comment and your email. If there is no interest, I’ll […]
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 […]