Friday, April 27, 2012

Hot out of the kiln!

by Kelli Pope

Have I introduced you to my new best friend?   We've had our ups and downs since we first met, but now the friendship is running along just beautifully!!!   I can't imagine now how I ever got along without her!!
As you can see, she's working right now......

This past week, I had surgery (doing very well, thank you :o), and have been limited in what I can do.  Sitting on the couch glazing beads has likely saved my sanity.   Here are a couple of the recent firings.
                     
Those nice shiny black beads & pendants were supposed to be "moody blue"... (guess we know what mood they're in, huh?)   Thank goodness I hadn't run a black firing yet, so this saved me the trouble.  Will just have to do without "moody blues". Gotta love those happy accidents!!
     
Lovin' the green apple beads!

And here's the stash to date, minus a few here and there that went into jewelry.  Hopefully, these will be joined by some lovely yellows and oranges when I open the kiln in the morning.

I rarely ever make pieces for myself, but the first red firing spoke to me.  And, I just can't seem to ever keep a red necklace.  It always finds a new home; with a relative, a customer, a friend...... Think I'll try to hang onto this one.

9 comments:

Artisan Beads Plus said...

I'm impressed and see that you and your new bff are getting along great!!! LOVE what you have done! And.... are those handmade bead trees that I see????
MaryAnn

stacilouise said...

I really love kiln shots (I get to peek into your world)! So glad that you had glazing to keep you sane! And now you can enjoy these wonderful beads!

Erika said...

I'd LOVE to get my hands on that stash!!!

Stacie Florer said...

Oh, what eye candy you provided for me this am...lovely and I am glad you are feeling better.

Kelli said...

Yes MaryAnn, handmade bead trees!!!! All thanks to your expert tutelage !! I only lost one in the bisque firing. The top separated from the base.

Lori Anderson said...

Envious of the stash!

Cindy said...

Just love the beautiful pieces from your kiln! And great choice to keep your new necklace - it is stunning.

Julie Holmes said...

It is so hard for me to imagine working with top loading kilns! The stash is gorgeous and I LOVE the red necklace. Glad that you are able to do what you love while you recover.

ciaolucia said...

I love your beads, beautiful! Get well soon.

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