This necklace incorporates some of my handmade fimo beads and some pink metal rings. It is a little longer than choker length and can be worn over or under a collar. I love the bright contrasting colours and textures... and the way it adds pizzaz to a simple outfit... Perfect for that little black strapless dress! Happy holidays to all...
Friday, December 19, 2008
Posted by Carol at 9:05 AM
Friday, December 5, 2008
This necklace was made using green wooden beads and clay beads that I made the same way as the previous post's terra sig beads. The only difference is that instead of coating the clay beads with the terra sigillata, I burnished (rubbed with a smooth metal tool) each bead by hand, which gives the same effect without the colour. The colour subtleties are created by the smoke in the firing process. Each bead takes a good 15 minutes to create (if you add up all the working time). The smoke firing must be done out of the city (we did it at a friend's country house) far from any residential areas... because of all the smoke that is created. So it's a long and messy process... but I plan on doing it again in the Spring... I love the results!
Posted by Carol at 9:00 AM