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