Thursday, January 15, 2015

Birthday beads!

The beads I made today - my 51st birthday!!

Fresh out of the kiln after annealing

Soaking to loosen the bead release. 

Removing the beads from the mandrel

Soaking to loosen the bead release in the beads

Cleaning the beads

Getting ready for etching.
The tin is a margarita sugar tin from World Market.

Cream at work. Only 1 minute! Then rinse and wash, and rinse again.

Beads etched!  Matte finish. These are about 15 mm in diameter each

The birthday beads, done!