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This necklace, of hand-dyed silk cord, measures 15 1/2" long (40 cm) and closes with a lobster clasp. The beautiful cord has been dyed with subtle tones of purple, pink, blue and terra cotta.

The necklace features one of my raku-fired porcelain pendants. The pendant measures 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" (4 by 4 cm) and the metallic copper glaze has areas of iridescent purple and milky blue. The necklace is not heavy - the ceramic pendants are lighter than they look.

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If you like this design but want a different style of cord or chain, a different glaze, you like the accompanying beads from another necklace better, etc. – let me know. I’m happy to work with special requests!

Each of our pieces is sealed with silicone grout sealer, which very effectively keeps the glazes from changing color over time. The backs of the pendants are left unglazed and the smoke during the firing process turns them a soft, matte black. The pendants are somewhat fragile but just need the same care given to any delicate piece of jewelry.

In raku firing, pieces are removed from the kiln while still glowing-hot and placed into a reduction chamber (ours is a large metal garbage can filled with newspaper). The newspaper surrounding the pieces bursts into flame and is allowed to burn briefly, then smothered. The resulting reduction atmosphere changes the glazes, giving them metallic, iridescent or opalescent effects and, on some glazes, a fine crackle pattern. Glazes can vary wildly, even within the same firing and so the results are always exciting and no two pieces are exactly alike.

Shipping, to US addresses, is included on this and any jewelry item in this shop.

Raku Ceramic Necklace - Purple and Copper Spiral


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: porcelain clay, raku glaze, silk cord, lobster clasp
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 213 reviews
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