A little late: a smattering of new beads… and something new…

[NB. I wrote this post last weekend and planned to publish it when I put these new beads in the bead shop.  Anyway, there were so few beads, they sold very quickly so I didn’t get around to publishing it. Anyway, I’m just going to publish it because it’s there and written, etc….]

As you may know, I haven’t made many beads of late.  However, I had to get the clay out for a couple of things recently, so I decided to make a few bits for the shop. The tiny birds and geo patch birds I made a few weeks ago went well, so I decided to make a few more.

geo patch bird group

There are a number of the tiny pairs in different colours.

bird pairs

And a couple of loners, including this sweet wee blue guy.

pale blue bird

These are likely to be the last polymer beads I make for a while. Why?

complete potter

I’m trying my hand at ceramics. I did pottery for several years when I was younger and I’ve wanted to go back to it for some time.  There’s a lot of stuff that I’ve forgotten so I’m doing a course of classes. I’ve also got myself a big lump of clay at home. I’m not sure how it will all work out (whether I’ll get a kiln or get firings done elsewhere, for example) but I’m enjoying it immensely.

ceramic beads

So, I’m putting the polymer to one side for now to focus on ceramics.  Accordingly, I’m afraid I won’t be taking custom orders for a while.  So, this batch of birds will be it for the time being.

New Beads, predominately birds…

As you may or may not know, I haven’t made many beads recently. I was prompted to get the clay out to try a couple of things I’ve had in mind.  For a start, I’ve been wanting to try making some smaller birds, suitable for earrings.  I made a couple of pairs…

wee brown birds

wee olive grey birds

as well as a couple of loners.

wee blue birds

I also had these bead set designs in mind and I wanted to try them out.

geo patch beads

As I was making the yellow set, I was struck with the shape of one of them, which led me to make these –

patch birds group

That’s the bulk of the new bits. Not much, I know…  I made a few random extras – old faves mostly –

Misc beads

And these seafoam spirals which have touches of gold. Good for earrings, me thinks.

seafoam spirals

I’ve now listed all of these in the bead shop: Here!