Friday, February 29, 2008
My First Ceramic Necklace & Earrings !
Just finished my ceramic bead workshop today. Yolanda taught the workshop at Aardvark Clay in Santa Ana. Thanks to Chris at Aarkvark for firing my beads and pendants. Yolanda is a wonderful teacher, patient and willing to explain about making jewelry with beads. If you are interested in learning to make ceramic beads, I highly recommend taking a workshop with Yolanda. Yolanda will be teaching more bead workshops in the future, so please check with Aardvark Clay.
Just arrived home and couldn't wait to share the necklace and earrings I made with my very own ceramic beads. The beads are navy and lime, a snappy little combination of colors I wouldn't ordinarily choose. I combined them with a matching pendant I made with the same colors and then added black agate chip beads and an occasional green glass tube bead to mix it up a bit.
My head is swimming with ideas of how to utilize the other beads I made and thinking of various ways to glaze the beads. Please check back since I have some ideas about combining essential oils from the herbs I grow with some of the beads I'll be making.
Once again I am thoroughly amazed at what can be created with clay. Have a great weekend.