Friday, February 22, 2013

Kiln opening

                                                                                               by Kelli Pope

         With piles of beads yet to glaze, thought I'd stop and give you a glimpse into this morning's kiln opening.    Obviously, it was a red and vanilla run. :)   LOVE this deep red.    

The little bowl is a gift for my sister Sue, who helps me SO much!  
A good friend of mine, and talented artist, Jaretta, recently suggested I make bowls in which to fire my bisque beads. That way, there was not SO much time spent scraping the beads out of the bottom of the kiln after the bisque firing.  It worked GREAT!  But this bowl just begged to be glazed, and I think my sis will like it. She's a red fan, too.   

   Just started making bead caps... love how these turned out!

And as a side note, to promote our headpin Boot Camp, I just received these in the mail today, and HAD to share.  While following the blogs, I found some beautiful headpins, that  called my name!!  Thank you Marsha for posting them.  I just LOVE the vibrant colors!!  
  by Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan of Thornburg Bead Studio


Artisan Beads Plus said...

I love the bowl! She'll love it too! Is that the black clay? I'm guessing that it is from the pictures. Very cool..... That's my favorite part of making beads.... opening that kiln!

Kelli said...

Yep. I didn't get a pic of the side. The bottom and lower 1/2 is unglazed, and black. I know. Its like opening a gift. ;)

AntiquityTravelers said...

what a fun stash of beads and headpins! can't wait to see what you do with them

Stacie said...

red and vanilla...drooling over here...what a great batch!

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