LIFE is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid. But in the end it is always beautiful.
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SOLD! life is like the ocean porcelain bead pair hand created
13mm wide x 3mm tall
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Shipping is inclusive in the price.
All jewellery and beads are posted tracked and signed for..the most secure option available to me with UPS or USPS.
I aim to ship orders within 5 days but sometimes it may take up to 2 weeks as I live out in the boonies and away from a post office. Please be sure to let me know if it is urgent and I shall do my best to accommodate you.
I use First Class Postal Service and UPS. I will keep you posted on mailing times, tracking numbers etc. with the email provided when you purchase.
I keep a record of proof of posting, and tracking numbers.
I cannot be responsible for delivery times, or customs issues..
Or be responsible for postal losses.
Each Porcelain bead is hand shaped, textured, scored and carved at different stages of the drying process, then kiln fired to a high 2167 degrees Celsius.
My colour mixes and sealants are from raw materials. Waxes, resins, mica metals and pigment oils, using the recipes I have been developing in the studio over time.
The bead colors are worked in layers .. blending the colors and applying them in successive layers, often prolonged curing times in between.
Often weeks from start to finish after firing.
Using my fingers, cloths and brushes, I apply the waxes and oils, giveing each bead transulcent layers. Applying and erasing the oils and waxes as I go.
Choosing the colors and combining techniques until the bead just feels right, with no pre-planning.
I love this process, the colors just tell me what to do.
Each bead is finally wax and cold glazed several times, usually 5-9 layers, enhancing and protecting the colors.
Bead are perfect for use in mixed media, jewelry, knitting, felting or natural fiber creations.
Photos and Colours:
I endeavour to represent each item to its most faithful reproduction. Each photograph is edited to ensure that it is always a perfect colour match on MY screen however..screens vary..you may see more or less contrast light or colour.
Therefore you may find there are slight colour differences in the pieces you receive, so far I am happy to report that "They are better in person and more beautiful than the pictures"
Because of the nature of the layers and colors, the beads will look like different colors in different lighting.
I personally like this about them for I see this happen in nature, the angle of light rays...like the hundreds of different leaf colors on one tree...or something... I do not care to understand the science behind it...I just enjoy the beauty and mystery of it.
The pricing is kept with thought of materials, time and production times(the biggest cost).
I feel very humble, honoured to be able to do what I love.
Thank you for your support that always amazes me, that also never ceases to touch and astound me.
Thank you, thankyou, thankyou.
Please be sure to check out my process page for more info, pics and a video or two.