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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ceramics and Enamel ... From the Fire!

Thanks to everyone to wrote with such positive comments about the Bench Collection Necklace.  I did hear from the customer and she loves it!  Whew!

I wanted to share some etsy listings where I combine ceramic pendants and beads with torch-fired enamel.  Both were made by me in the studio.  These are jewelry components and not finished work and are strung on wire for photography purposes.  I make the components ... you make the jewelry!

The ceramic pieces are made from stoneware.  A huge slab of clay is rolled out, at least four layers of ceramic underglazes are painted onto the raw clay and carved through, then the shapes are cut out.  Finally, the pendant/charm is studied and additional carved patterns are added to finish the design.  

Ceramic Sahara Connector and enamel beads.  The connector is the perfect size for a wrist piece (1.25" diameter).  Ridge beads are 12 mm in Nut (medium ivory) and Pumpkin.




Ceramic Daybreak Heart Pendant or Charm (1.25" x 1.25") and Nut Ridge Beads (12 mm) 



Ceramic Heather Mist Heart Pendant or Charm (1.25" x 1.25") and Lichen Ridge Beads (12 mm)
                                      

Thanks for visiting me.  It's always great to hear your comments. 




14 comments:

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Wow! I really love the pieces Barbara. I especially like the
Ceramic Sahara Connector and enamel beads. AWESOME!
Beth

Judy said...

Your pieces pair so nicely together...the colors and textures are perfect...nicely done Miss Barbara!

stregata said...

I have been missing your ceramics - so awesomely beautiful!! Love this idea - and how the colours go so well together!

Riki Schumacher said...

These are wonderful Barbara, love the texture and coordinating colors! Riki

mairedodd said...

oh you have been busy! you know how much i love your ceramics - but didn't you just sell the kiln? or am i confused... the sets look awesome together!

Diane said...

Gorgeous work Barbara....loving the top set~definitely gotta have some pumpkin one day =)

Silver Parrot said...

You've got some great combinations here! I'm particularly liking the last set!

Nicki said...

It is really hard to resist to buy them all. I am trying.... let's see how long I can do it....

steufel said...

They are beautiful. All of them! regards Stefanie

Cindy said...

Barbara, so cool to see your two loves combined together.. and they will make such stunning finshed pieces of jewelry. My favorite set is the Daybreak Heart set... just love it!
Cindy

Pretty Things said...

What a great combination!

missficklemedia.com said...

Perfect pairings!
Your enameled beads go so well with so many different materials, it's amazing!

Studio Sylvia said...

Your focal pieces are beautiful, Barbara. I especially find appealing, the Ceramic Sahara Connector and beads, however they are colours that I don't wear. Your Daybreak heart calls to me too.

Stephani said...

So cool Barbara , love the look!