I have dabbled making ceramic beads for a few years now, on and off, but recently I took myself off to a ceramic jewellery workshop in Sydney.
It was 3 Saturdays in a row up in Rosebery, which was a bit of a hike for me, but I had waited for some months for this course to come up.
Here are some of my pieces ready for glazing and firing.
This was porcelain clay, but they were only glaze fired to earthenware temps due to the types of glaze we were using.
Basically the techniques taught were what I was already doing, but it did help to clear up some glazing and firing questions.
These are some earrings I made at home after the class.
I'm loving the handpainted 'folkart' look of these earrings.
The necklace hanging behind is also made from ceramic beads.
These are my 'honeycomb' beads.
Ceramic jewellery making is a LOT of fun.