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Handmade bead necklace

This necklace arrived with its new owner today. It’s a mixture of plum beautiful, raspberry ice and sparkly burgundy glazed handmade beads, threaded on beading nylon with a silver lobster clasp. It’s been much admired already and I seem to have a waiting list of people who want something similar, which might take a while to get through given how labour intensive hand crafting and painting beads is! Still, the end product is worth it I think.

I may be short on beads but I have plenty of pendants left if anyone wants one. I’m going to be updating my stock page soon (although everything pictured is available, I just have more stuff that isn’t up) and I’m offering free postage for all jewellery orders of £10 or more so why not treat yourself or a loved one.

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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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