Well, this time, I'm just giving you a taste of what these selections are made up of. They're mostly beach themed, with a light summery feel. At least, that's the effect I was trying for, you may disagree!!!
Ok - to kick off, it's bead caps.
I haven't used this glaze before, it's called Catalina Blue, and I love how fresh and clean it looks on the porcelain, which is strange for me, as I'm normally drawn to the more dark and grungy!!
These - getting darker .....
Nice and rustic on terracotta, with my favourite Antique Turquoise glaze.
Moving on, there's feathers,
terracotta bark tablet beads,
eggs - speckled and glazed.
I was trying for hummingbirds. With the exception of a few gourd like things, and the stamped pendants, I've made these selections up from pairs of things, as per fanci's suggestion, so that they'll be of more use for making earrings.
Shells, in various guises.
A couple of fossil mouldings.
Some house shaped bezels with PMC3 and Bronze clay,
and these gourd shaped pods - some rattle. Oh - those last three weren't pairs at all, were they? These are though -
and these -
Not quite what I had in mind, but they're an interesting finish, and once I stopped shrieking in horror, I decided that I quite liked them! The metal clays have rubbed off in places, which makes them look more aged and primitive.
Same thing happened with these, but again, I don't know - I rather like them that way. I'll just have to see if anyone else shares that vision!!!
What else? - Oh yes, hoops - LOTS of hoops!!
These, just bisque fired and unglazed, which could have a finish added on top, or just left raw.
Oh, and some buttons -
These have been fired with bronze and silver metal clay -
and these have glaze and metal clay, which I was pretty pleased with. A skinny finger could wear these as rings. There'll be more of these next time in different colours.
I think that's it for those. What of the amphoras, I hear you ask - yes, I'm sure I hear a small distant voice asking that question. Well, here they are - still sitting and patiently waiting.
Some of those are from before, that have been fired again with more metal clay, and these are the newest ones.
There's one more, but it's a present for our Funky Jackie. I'm just waiting for the arrival of a flex shaft now to make life a whole lot easier. Janet seemed surprised that I had been making do with a cordless Dremel, so I'm expecting great things from a mains driven grinder/polisher.
Well now, I bet you're all glad that's over!! Not half as glad as I am to have got through all that listing. Which I did with this on my lap!
After the first dozen, I let him take over!
He does SO much more than just look pretty!!!
I hope you like my latest efforts, and I'll try not to leave things so long next time, but I'm about to start working on a new range of finished jewellery, that will hopefully be taken on in a few shops around Devon - eek!!
Just in case you didn't properly catch sight of the easter bunny hiding in the undergrowth last time - here's one of it's children - awwwwwww!!!
Till next time .....................