This year some of my beads made it into the 2011 Beads Buyer's Guide edition. To see which of my beads made it into the magazine. Here's my blog article about it: http://blog.nkpdesigns.com/2011/04/beads-2011-my-beads-got-into-this.html
I stumbled onto ceramic bead making quite by accident when throwing on the pottery wheel. I had plans to visit the bead store later that afternoon when it suddenly dawned on me I could make a bead with the leftover clay!
Needless to say there was no visit to the bead store that day. Instead a love of small sculptural objects took shape and has steadily grown. What a fun adventure I am having!
I also discovered this is a terrific way to experiment with glaze combinations, patterns, funky textures, and painting techniques. Many times each set of beads ends up being unique…
- Joined September 26, 2007