Daily Archives: February 20, 2012

Some days off-island

just feel longer than others.

Today was one of those days. It feels so good to be home by the fire. Day is done.


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Silver rock beads in progress

It’s really late. Actually it’s really early Monday morning and I have to get up in a few hours to spend the day off island. So here’s what I worked on today. (That would actually be yesterday, Sunday)

I gathered my silicone molds of beach rocks:

I rolled out silver PMC and pressed it into the rock half molds to make matching bead halves:

Once the clay dried enough to pop out of the mold without losing its shape, I finished drying the pieces on my cup warmers.

I made the edges smooth and flat and  fit the two bead halves together, dried them again, and drilled holes for stringing.

They will need to be fully dry before I fire them in the kiln. Then they will come out as pure silver hollow beads that are shaped like the beach rocks I love to collect.


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