I had a very productive Saturday. I got a lot of beads made. Unfortunately, the productivity was paid for the next day with a flare of the carpel in the right wrist and a new pain in my left shoulder. Every time I complain to the SO about getting older, his response is "Consider the alternative". Trite but true.
My newest kick is experimenting with a faux raku technique that Lisa Pavelka showed us on the Clayditarod.
She used foils and inks to create the look.
This is the piece I made in Lisa's class. There was not much faux raku, so I put little tidbits here and there in the pendant.
|Believe it or not, the same color ink was used for both of these.|
Then I wondered what other, non traditional raku colors would look like.
|Using my favorite ink color, Stream|
|Colored with "Plum"|
so much nicer. Anything good on the llayout that does happen, happens by accident and I can not figure out how to do it again.