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Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Came Early!!!

Ok so I have been wanting to start making my own ceramic beads and pendants for my jewelry.
So I set out to find me a very small kiln, I didn't want a new kiln to pricey for me. 
I am a true bargain shopper, so I went hunting on Craigslist.
 In a matter of days I had found the perfect one, a super nice
 lady Mrs. Linda had put up for sale (she used it for glass.) So I talked to the hubby
 he said if it's what you need and want then you can have it!!! How sweet is that 
then he said oh yeah and it's your Christmas present you get nothing else. 

Isn't it awesome? It is the perfect size for what I need and look how shiny.
So then I had to find some clay right? So google searching I went and came across 
Claudia's Mud Hut ( located in Pensacola, FL)and met the nicest couple.
 They have been doing ceramics longer then I have been living.
 They are full of knowledge and very eager to help ( thank goodness cause I am clueless.)
So 50lbs of clay later, yes you read it right 50lbs of clay!!! 
How many beads you think I can make with that?

So you know I had to get busy and start working on some beads.

Who knew that skewers can be used on beads?
So then I glazed and put them in the kiln. 
The next morning it was like Christmas morning as a child.
I jumped out of bed, ran to the garage and opened the lid.

They are so pretty and now I can't wait to make something with them. 
So what's on your Christmas list this year?


  1. Replies
    1. Marti thanks for stopping by one day I hope to be as good as you are.

  2. Wow, those are awesome! I am envious Miss Tiffany. Keep up the good work and let's see what you create with those little goodies. :-)

  3. Those are great! How exciting --sounds like a great Christmas present to me!

  4. Thats a great kiln..I use mine for Raku and porcelain plus PMC

  5. Pretty darn good results! You make it look so easy.

  6. SAY WHAT?? You lucky, lucky Chick!! I am sooo jealous but REALLY happy for you! Wish you lived closer cause I might just have knocked on your door to have a playdate!
    When I get my kiln (soon? Life keeps rearing its ugly, bill-laden head!) we can exchange beads, okay?! xxoo