Monday, September 2, 2019

Beads of Many Colors

Isn't this a cunning use of beads of many colors and dimensions? I've always made jewelry from my ceramic beads, but this past year I have added other sources to my new designs. Each set is a one of a kind.
 There are the four bone pieces that add a touch of tribal look to this. Then come the brown beads made of  tigers' eye stone. I find these a little dense in color,  so adding the yellow  glass beads gives them a nice contrast with the variations of the tigers' eye.The necklace is @ 16"  in length, and the earrings have a nice ability to catch the sun and make one feel well dressed. 
I like the immediacy of making this jewelry. With clay it takes a month to make it, then it has to  be fired once, then again high fired  to finish it. Here the time is in choosing, trying, rejecting, trying again until finally, the whole pattern pleases me. It is now for sale in a gallery, but I can tell you how to find it.


  1. Another lovely piece. Am inspired as I have many beautiful pottery beads sitting in a box waiting for some "action"! Thank you Victoria!

  2. The necklace and earrings are really beautiful, Victoria, and it's satisfying to hear your personal touch about the process you went through to create it!