grey clay beads
Originally uploaded by Marian Florcita
A coconut full of hand made clay beads.
I know, I haven't posted much this week. The thing is that with a couple of days of constant rain and sun, the veggie garden...well, the whole garden, have grown like crazy. So, there has been a lot of weed pulling and trimming and harvesting (about 3kg of spinach!!) and all around gardening. My fingers are indeed green...
I have also been busy with crafty stuff. I've been making some wooden buttons which I planned to show you today and pass on the easy way I found to make them, but the light is so bad that pictures are turning out very dark.
So instead, here are some beads I made with clay and then painted with engobe (which is clay slib). They have been fired once and as long as I don't put some transparent glazing on them, they will look like this...a bit like grey stones. Or coal... I call them "carboncitos" which means "little charcoals" in spanish... they look like that!
The idea is to mix them with wool somehow... I just have to get around doing it.
Anyway, another week is gone and next week is my birthday! Everyone keeps asking what it is that I want and all I can think of is wool... :) I think I overheard my husband talking to someone about a spinning wheel.............................joy!
Anyway, have a nice weekend everyone!