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Crystal glazed heart pendants

Heart pendants

It’s a dreary grey day up in Dundee today so here are some colourful heart pendants to brighten up your day! I have these in a range of colours now, all crystal glazes except a few dark red ones. Some are destined to be paired with beads like the purple ones in my last post, but I think I shall leave the others as is – the holes are big enough for a thin cord or thong to be threaded through, or they would make a lovely addition to a bead necklace or some other project.

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Purple heart pendantsAfter a slight delay due to illness, I got my latest batch of heart pendants back this week and spent yesterday evening making the purple ones up into pendants with matching beads.  I thought I’d try something new with my photography so here they are on a leaf from my rubber plant, taken with flash because the sun kept bleaching the colours out and I don’t have a sufficiently advanced photo-editing programme to correct it.  I still have dark red and ‘raspberry ice’ glazed hearts to make up into jewellery but I don’t have any glazed beads to match them as yet so that’s my next job.

Unfortunately, progress on non-jewellery projects has somewhat ground to a halt because the stoneware kiln at the college is still broken. Which also means my last batch of painted tile pendants are still waiting to be fired. I’m wishing I had a kiln of my own but I don’t have anywhere to put one. If my partner wins the Euromillions tonight, you know what is top of my wishlist!

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Crystal glazed beads and pendants

Crystal glazed beads and pendants

College went much better this week – my teacher was back, the kiln was fixed and my beads had been fired – hurray! I spent part of the evening finishing making up some more pendants and handily got a lesson in wirework from one of my class mates, who runs a craft shop, so now I have more crystal glazed pendants with beads attached and this time they are also handmade ceramic ones rather than glass, and I’ve also added ceramic beads to two more of the stoneware hand painted pendants.

Painted tile pendants with matching beads

Painted tile pendants with matching beads

So I’m almost set for the event at the weekend – I need to pop out and buy some more leather thongs and then I’m meeting up with Amy this evening for her to pick out the items she wants for her stall. I even have a set of rather nifty colour flyers for her to hand out to promote this site. It’s rather exciting really!

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Green beads and pendants

Green beads and pendants

One of the great things about ceramic glazes is that they never come out exactly the same twice. Recently, I had a batch of Emerald Clouds glazed beads and pendants that came out particularly well. It’s hard to capture the colour well in a photo because they are so glossy, but if you are familiar with malachite I’d say that is probably the closest thing to the colour of this glaze. I was so pleased with these that I don’t think I’m going to part with the bead choker or the oak leaf pendant (probably not a good attitude for making money, but hey, this is my hobby first and foremost so I want to enjoy the pretties myself!).

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