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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…

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  • Joined September 26, 2007

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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 in either the glaze color, the textures, or both.

Each firing is different.

I have dabbled in glass beads, as well as paper, polymer, and other mediums and from time to time you will also find those in my Etsy Shop combined with gemstone beads. I love making these unique art beads and I want my customers to love them, too.

I am thrilled to have this small Etsy store and will do my best to make your purchases as smooth as possible.

I'm a member of the Etsy Mud Team, Beads of Clay Team, and the Ceramic Bead Artists Team as well.

To see my pottery, please see my other shop: http://nkpdesigns.etsy.com ... thanks for stopping by!

I'm happy to answer any of your questions. Please convo me. -- Natalie Pappas

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