At the end of November Eva and I visited a ceramics workshop where we worked with clay and made jewelry and beads. The process is a bit lengthy when it comes to drying because first it is left to air dry and then the clay is baked in a kiln.
After a week and a half we returned for the painting and glazing process to give the final looks to our pieces.
We worked with molds and mostly with doilies because we got seduced by the amazing, ornamented appearance the clay got.
The thing with the acrylic, glass paints is that they look pastel while you apply them on the clay, but when baked they change the color and in some cases drastically so you don't really have an idea what the final product will look like.
This picture is before baking.
After baking: Eva made this jewelry holder (plate) and the pendants below. Oh, and a bib piece she is making a necklace with shown in the picture above this (the big blue one).
These are mine. I made beads and pendants for necklaces and rings and I hope I will be able to show how I used them soon!