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.