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Rustic and natural...

This is a set of six (6) beads. Perfect for making one of a kind earrings, necklace, bracelets or add to a bag, quilt, scarf or even to the string on a beautiful tag.

Approximate measurements:
1/2" diameter

Each bead is completely handmade, one at a time, out of ceramic clay. They are glaze in a wonderful matte dark teal blue. I always use lead free glaze and high fire for durability in my own kiln.

MORE BEADS:
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***HOW CERAMICS ARE MADE***
1. CLAY BODY IS FORMED
A potter can form his product in many ways. Two main ways are wheel throwing or hand building.
2. DRYING – 7-10 days. Clay must be left to completely dry before going into the kiln. If there is moisture left in the clay it may explode in the kiln. The clay shrinks as it dries.
3. SANDING – final finishing touches before firing
4. BISQUE FIRING- 24 hours. Ceramic pottery pieces are put in the kiln for the 1st firing. This is when the clay is turned into a stone. The kiln takes between 6-8 hours to reach about 1900 degrees. It takes about 12 hours to cool.
5. GLAZING – Glaze can be applied in many ways, poured on, sponged on, painted on, dipped, and sprayed.
6. FIRING- 24 hours. The pottery pieces go in the kiln for their last firing. This time the kiln temperature reaches about 2200 degrees. The glaze turns into a glass like coating and becomes one with the ceramic piece.
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WRAPPING: Each item is carefully packaged in Eco friendly gift wrap & a pretty string. Ready for gift giving to yourself or someone you love.
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WANT MORE? Convo me and let me know if you want a different color or style.
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Primitive Ceramic Beads Set - Rustic Dark Teal Blue

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pottery, clay, ceramic, stoneware, porcelain, glaze, love, recycled clay
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
  • Feedback: 1356 reviews
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