As we enter into the frenzied holiday season, I’m looking for ways to find stillness wherever possible.
This weekend we went on a rare post-dinner stroll around the neighborhood (why don’t I do that more, it’s so nice!) and it smelled like a campfire. I assume there were some controlled burns in the area due to last year’s horrible drought because I didn’t see any news stories about fires. I actually love the smell of fire, it reminds me of fireplaces in the winter and campfires in the summer. Smores, anyone?
Condition your clay and then roll it into a simple snake shape. Insert your skewer to make the center hole and roll the snake bit more to keep an even shape. As long as your clay isn’t super soft you should be able to easily pull the skewer out and then slice into beads with you clay knife.
I wanted the beads to be somewhat organic so I didn’t worry about making each one identical. After I finished the pink beads I repeated the process with the beige color and then laid each bead flat on the tile and baked according to the package directions.
Fifteen minutes later they were finished. Thread the beads on your chain randomly. I used more pink than beige.
Wear and enjoy