Approxiametly 65.8mm x 13mm
2.6 long x .7wide inches
OAK(One of a kind)Hand sculpted, hand colored, hand dyed silk ribbon over darkened sterling silver.
Each Porcelain bead is hand shaped, textured, scored and carved at different stages of the drying process, by hand 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. Each bead takes weeks to finish.
Oils and waxes are applied using my fingers, bushes and wipe away techniques.
There is no planing when choosing colors, I just go with it, until it feels and look right.
I love this process, the colors just tell me what to do, the beads have their own voice.
Each bead is finally wax and cold glazed several times, enhancing and protecting the colors.
Photos and Colours:
I endeavor 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 finishing techniques used on these beads need gentler care than traditional Porcelain glazes
A very occasional gentle polish with a damp cloth will suffice. Using a soft wax, such as Annie Slone soft wax. This will keep them perfectly protected.
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I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery