by Kelli Pope
As posted for the new year, I'm embarking on a new adventure- Making my own beads for my jewelry!!!!! I'm SO excited!! Last year about this time, I took some private lessons from a local potter, got some wonderful advice and help from Mary Ann Carroll, and made a batch of beads. Unfortunately, after that the clay, glaze and tools sat untouched until last week. I pulled out my clay and it was a little on the stiff side. I was SO dissapppointed! With some advice from Mary Ann, I let it sit overnight with some water, and it rehydrated VERY nicely. BACK to bead making, FINALLY!!!
Here is my greenware. Can't wait to get it fired and glazed!!!!!
I'm headed to my sister's, in the country, this weekend to 'hole up' and just make more beads. Stay tuned for more Beads by Kelli!!!!!!!!!!!