This is how I relax. I take a ball of clay on my lap and form beads. I am glad that though my fingers are sprained, I can still make beads. They are better today than yesterday and tomorrow they will be better than today.
When this ‘shoebox’ is full, I will put them into my smaller bead kiln for their first firing. There are lots of styles of beads in here.
I typically create about 20-30 beads per sitting, and every 10 or so beads I change my texture tool, or the shape I am making. I am left with a lot of different styles of beads. Glazing takes a lot more effort. I have to choose the glazes, set up the table, do a lot of cleaning up afterward. The end result is always happy and fun. Lately I’ve been working with porcelain and I don’t know why I don’t make more pendants. They sell really well, but I do like the simple round, taking it and attempting to decorate it in such a manner that it is not so simple any longer.
Hey, thanks for stopping by! –Natalie