Wednesday, July 27, 2011
So instead I just sat there and made beads. This is one of the beads I made that semester. It's shaped like a lentil, has small bead caps, and one side is decorated with this ocean wave motif. I used a needle tool to make this texture.
I just added it to my etsy store yesterday. Here's the link if you are interested.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
These bead whistles are so much fun to make. This is the first time I've been able to add more than one sound hole successfully.
The pitch is high, as would any small body whistle, and the holes just send that sound up even higher.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Fun times! Each bead is different, no two are exactly alike.
The kiln has been good to me this week, although yesterday when I went out to turn up the temperature, I discovered that it wasn't turned on at all. I turned it off, jiggled the turning knob and it came on.
I don't know why I didn't notice that it was not on the first time though. I will have to make a note to open it up and have a look at the inner parts and see what was going on with that.
I will sell them individually in my store, and in sets of two or three. Look for them soon.
Friday, July 22, 2011
I took some beads out of the kiln this morning and put some more beads into the kiln. I'll have to take some photos later in the morning and share them tomorrow or the next day.
Thank for stopping by!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
In the meantime, I have really missed working in clay. I had glazed some beads right before my treatments started and this morning I loaded those beads into my small kiln and they are currently firing.
Because I finally have enough strength to stand at the line in the post office to mail international packages, I will be re-opening my etsy stores (both beads and pottery) tomorrow (July 22nd). Thank you for those who logged onto my facebook page and followed my progress and had so many kind comments, and especially thank you for all of you who have prayed for me and continue to pray for my recovery as well. I could never have gotten through the last couple of months without all your prayers. It's nice to be getting back to normal. It's great to be back.