Glazed Ceramic Beads
I love this above cinnamon glaze.
And the abundance of finished beads for the Bead & Button show in a few days is exciting!
But sometimes in the studio I get to see pretty things that disappear into more solid things and I wanted to share a pretty moment of mixing glaze colors (Mayco Stroke and Coat) to make a new glaze color.
Above is the finished color all mixed and a finished, fired bead. You can see it loses the powdery pastel of the dried glaze.
These are just about to go into the final pre-show glaze firing.
Above are my 13+ year used Roselli bead trees. I love the patina they have achieved over the years…
And above is a pic of what a just opened post-firing full of finished beads (cone 5 is around 2230 degrees F – which takes about 8 hours to reach, then 16 to cool back down).
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