WondrousStrange

Wondrousstrange Raku Jewelry Supplies Digital Downloads

North Carolina, United States · 3731 Sales

WondrousStrange

Wondrousstrange Raku Jewelry Supplies Digital Downloads

North Carolina, United States 3731 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2398)

Announcement   Thanks to each of you for supporting my work. It makes each day a joy to wake to. Life is good!!!

My work is hand formed, primitive and rustic. Each piece is unique to itself in design and coloring. If you are wanting perfection, my work will not suit you. I enjoy doing custom work:) I can not guarantee exact duplicates but make every effort to get close yet maintain each pieces' uniqueness!

Raku is an ancient Japanese glazing style that has been tweaked by modern potters to give wonderful colors and textures. Once a piece is glazed, it is fired to1850 +/- degrees, pulled from the kiln at that temperature and quickly placed in a reduction chamber filled with combustible materials. Immediately the blazing material is starved of oxygen by placing a top on the chamber and left to rest for a determined amount of time. When the top is removed...the treasures are revealed:) Every firing is different in the revealed colors, each piece uniquely different.

I enjoy researching and finding great digital images that are in public domain and more than 100 years old. I use digital methods to clean them up, sometimes creating new artistic works, or making PNG images for you to use in your own artistic creations. Images are 150 to 300 DPI and are easily manipulated to fit your projects. 150 dpi is perfect for image printing on fabric for pillows, quilting projects, sewing projects.

MY goal is to have what you buy delight and inspire! My individual pieces are meant to be a stepping off point to create your own unique work of art. Enjoy your visit to my shop!!! I hope you will stop by often to see what the Raku gods have offered:)

Blog...http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/
Flicker....http://flickr.com/photos/wondrousstrangedesigns/
Twitter...http://twitter.com/wondrousstrange

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 13, 2015

Thanks to each of you for supporting my work. It makes each day a joy to wake to. Life is good!!!

My work is hand formed, primitive and rustic. Each piece is unique to itself in design and coloring. If you are wanting perfection, my work will not suit you. I enjoy doing custom work:) I can not guarantee exact duplicates but make every effort to get close yet maintain each pieces' uniqueness!

Raku is an ancient Japanese glazing style that has been tweaked by modern potters to give wonderful colors and textures. Once a piece is glazed, it is fired to1850 +/- degrees, pulled from the kiln at that temperature and quickly placed in a reduction chamber filled with combustible materials. Immediately the blazing material is starved of oxygen by placing a top on the chamber and left to rest for a determined amount of time. When the top is removed...the treasures are revealed:) Every firing is different in the revealed colors, each piece uniquely different.

I enjoy researching and finding great digital images that are in public domain and more than 100 years old. I use digital methods to clean them up, sometimes creating new artistic works, or making PNG images for you to use in your own artistic creations. Images are 150 to 300 DPI and are easily manipulated to fit your projects. 150 dpi is perfect for image printing on fabric for pillows, quilting projects, sewing projects.

MY goal is to have what you buy delight and inspire! My individual pieces are meant to be a stepping off point to create your own unique work of art. Enjoy your visit to my shop!!! I hope you will stop by often to see what the Raku gods have offered:)

Blog...http://wondrousstrangedesigns.blogspot.com/
Flicker....http://flickr.com/photos/wondrousstrangedesigns/
Twitter...http://twitter.com/wondrousstrange

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OOAK Raku Mask Chameleon Woman
US$110.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2398)
Sue

Sue on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect, perfect, perfect. Fantastic colours in this piece. With gifts aplenty tucked inside too this was a delight to receive. Many thanks.

Sue

Sue on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Super pair, can't wait to work with them

Sue

Sue on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely wonderful. Colour as vivid as I had hoped!

AnniesRags

AnniesRags on Aug 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely **ADORE** these!! Incredibly detailed, realistic imprint of the claw. The raku firing turned out a perfect combination of shining flash and matte finish. Gorgeous colors - incredibly lightweight - just perfect. Thanks so much for everything!! (you are way too generous) xoxo

canellorange

canellorange on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Glorious gold stars! Beautiful work as always! Great communication, fast shipping and the most unique and prettiest raku pieces I've seen!

canellorange

canellorange on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Eye in the sky, a gorgeous piece! Beautiful work as always! Great communication fast shipping and the most unique and prettiest raku pieces i've seen!

canellorange

canellorange on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Blue/ rust Green Men: whimsical!! Beautiful work as always! Great communication fast shipping and the most unique and prettiest raku pieces I've seen!

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About

Love What You Do...Do What You Love

So you have found my little shop among all those thousands in Etsy! I hope you will take time to browse my virtual treasures and stop by often to see what I am up to. I have many interest and hobbies and my shop is reflective of that. My work is hand formed, primitive and rustic. Each piece is unique to itself in design and coloring. If you are wanting perfect rounds and squares, my work will not suit you. I use my hands and purposely alter every clay piece I make. I enjoy doing custom work:) I can not guarantee exact duplicates but make every effort to get close yet maintain each pieces' uniqueness!

Raku is an ancient Japanese glazing style that has been tweaked by modern potters to give wonderful colors and textures. Once a piece is glazed, it is fired to1850 +/- degrees, pulled from the kiln at that temperature and quickly placed in a reduction chamber filled with combustible materials. Immediately the blazing material is starved of oxygen by placing a top on the chamber and left to rest for a determined amount of time. When the top is removed...the treasures are revealed:) Every firing is different in the revealed colors, each piece uniquely different. Because humidity, daily temperatures, my quickness in getting the work in the reduction chamber all contribute to the final result...no two firings are alike. Opening the reduction chamber is always like opening a present at Christmas...never know what you are going to get...sometimes a diamond, sometimes a flannel shirt...but always a treat:)

I enjoy researching and finding great digital images that are in public domain and more than 100 years old. I use digital methods to clean them up, sometimes creating new artistic works, or making PNG images for you to use in your own artistic creations. Images are 150 to 300 DPI and are easily manipulated to fit your projects. 150 dpi is perfect for image printing on fabric for pillows, quilting projects, sewing projects. I am also able now to do vector images for your Silhouette Cameo machine. I hope to introduce stencils to my shop as well. Original designs based on organic shapes or my original photography.

MY goal is to have what you buy delight and inspire! My individual pieces are meant to be a stepping off point to create your own unique work of art. Enjoy your visit to my shop!!! I hope you will stop by often to see what the Raku gods have offered:)

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Last updated on July 6, 2013
My work is hand formed and slightly primitive and rustic. Even when using molds I have made, I try to make every impression a little different from the last. Each piece is unique to itself in design and coloring. If you are wanting perfection, my work will not suit you.

I subscribe to the Wabi Sabi simple school of creating... "[Wabi-sabi] nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. It also refers to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object."

I always hope what you buy delights and inspires you! My individual pieces are meant to be a stepping off point to create your own unique work of art. They are imperfect and Wondrously Strange:) Enjoy your visit to my shop!!!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept Paypal, Etsy direct payment, checks or money orders. I am very easy to work with:) I have even been known to trade for items too:)
Shipping
I ship USPS First Class. Items will ship with in seven days of payment, in most cases with in twenty four hours. I re-use packaging when ever possible. I recycle when ever possible. I will be happy to add insurance for any order requiring a customs form for an additional charge. I'll let you know the additional postal charge before shipping and send bill through Paypal for additional charge. I wish I could could pay this myself...but frequently the insurance charge is more than the purchase price.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Please convo me if you have breakage, or an item is not what you expected. I try to photograph and describe an item fully. I use natural light, and do not alter my photos of ceramic objects for sale. While I realize computers differ in color and resolution...I offer high resolution photos and the color palette matches what is on my screen. If I can not capture the true essence of the piece..I will say so in the description of the item.

If you wish a refund of an item because it is not what you wanted, I will gladly refund your payment for the item minus shipping charges with in twenty four hours of receiving the returned item.

If an item is broken in shipment due to my packing, I will immediately refund the purchase price and shipping for the item. Please convo me a photo of the broken item. I do not want you to pay for my mistake:) If a package comes to you crushed or severely damaged on the out side please address this issue with the postman. I wrap each item individually and have taken care to pack in firm jewelry boxes. And enclose this box in a manila envelope. Unless the post office is neglectful...there should not be breakage:)

I am very fair about this issue:)
Additional policies and FAQs
I very much so want you to be happy with your new treasures and able to start creating with it the moment you hands touch it. If you have a problem, please let me have the opportunity to fix the problem. I work hard to keep good feedback!

Health,Happiness and Abundant Creativity to you all!! D