The work is going well these days, I am keeping up on current designs that are selling, I am developing new promising designs, and I am teaching more bead lessons as the word spreads.
One of the new designs that I am getting a good response from is single color hoop earrings. As I develop this piece, I have tried several ways to finish them with a fire polish in the kiln. This has proven tricky; how much heat do I need to do the fire polish without losing the shape I have already created.
That question being asked, this is what I was greeted by when I opened the kiln after my last test.
Of course what this has done is make me wonder if I can't maybe control this effect more and add a kind of tear drop hoop earring as ANOTHER piece for me to keep up on. Hmm...cool.
Exalt, recoil, laugh, cry — Fire, a novel
5 days ago