Sunday, March 18, 2007



Handmade ceramic Kaleidoscope bead...large & different designs painted all around using detail brushes...steady hand...magnifier (a must!!)lol and underglazes with clear glaze. I love design & color and I find myself lost to the bead when the brushes & glazes are in my hands...and the bead design takes on a life of it's own! I have this bead pictured larger to show detail. I am new at this show and tell blogging but I see I am not alone and very happy to share as you other beadmakers are too!! I am sooo happy to have found clay to create with ....the whole process is a joy! Calling it a night...our beagle Gracie needs her night walk.

4 comments:

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

That is a beautiful bead! I can't wait to see more!

I am always inspired by those who do really detailed painting type work with their beads. I am more of a form person and don't seem to have a steady hand for a paintbrush, so I admire painted beads so much!

Thanks for sharing your blog and your work!

Christine said...

Thank you for your thoughtful comments Melanie, and yes, I do enjoy getting detailed in my painting on some beads...the bead just takes on a life of its own, and its a thrill to see how it becomes! Yes, there will be more!!
It's great sharing!

Tari of claybuttons said...

Wow! Cool Bead Christine! Nice to see your blog is up and rolling. I can't wait to see more beads and pendants. So very colorful. So I have to use my fave saying, "Life is way too short not to use every color available!" Or "the brighter the better!"
Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by Tari and sharing the love & fun of color!! I am happy to be here...and will be getting more work posted...