Thursday, May 29, 2008
I've been working on some jewelry pieces in order to keep the stress levels in check. I've been having lots of fun with this although my hands are not happy with so much detailed work. I'm also finding out my eyes aren't what they used to be. I've tried reading glasses, and some kind of contraption that goes over my head and a magnifier goes over my eyes. The contraption only works when I do small sewing. For beading, I have to move my head too often.
All of the jewelry is for sale. If you're interested, please contact me. My e-mail address is at the top of the blog.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
When I did my naked raku firing, I made some beads, buttons and things I wanted to use for earrings. These are the naked raku earrings. They are actually pretty lightweight.
With naked (or regular) raku, I can't control the results. I get the crackles, smoke, and firing that I get. Raku is not for the obsessive compulsive.