Monday, September 9, 2019

Beaded Clay Bowls-Imagine

One day I was at my local craft store and noticed the beads were on clearance. So I had to take a gander; after all, I do like to make jewelry, among my many art interests.  I found these two lonely large beads hanging on a string, which somehow...I liked. I got the inspiration to wire wrap them onto a small clay bowl, something I like making too. Like my varied shape bowlsflowery clay bowl, sgraffito bowl, heart bowl, alphabet soup bowl. I made the bowl using Activa Self Hardening clay, a nice porous clay that takes pigment inks nicely. It has the characteristic of ceramic clay, except, that you don't need a kiln. I decided to use inks that would complement the beads. I used Turquoise Gem, VersaMagic, a stunning turquoise that contrasts nicely with the Crimson Copper and Rocket Red Gold Brilliance inks. Check my full tutorial for this project on the Imagine blog.