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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The first batch of finished beads!!!!


This is the first batch of finished beads - fresh from the kiln. They are porcelain finished in stains and unglazed. I like the feeling of unglazed ceramics - though that is not to say I will not be using glazes at times as well.

Once my Esty shop is launched on the week before easter these beads will be listed for sale - but you can get your mitts on some sooner than that!

I am offering a bag of mixed beads in a free draw.

The rules are:

Sign in, register as a follower and leave a comment giving your reason of why you should get a bag of free beads - simple! But the conditions are that there must be at least 20 followers registered for the draw to go ahead, and you send me a picture of the piece that you make using the beads to be published on the blog.

Closing date is Sat 27th March at midnight.

Good luck!

Terri

13 comments:

  1. gorgeous beads Terri - I especially like the ones that look like little balls of wool :)

    If your prize draw goes ahead I hope I win - I'd love to see what I could do with these little fellas.

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  2. Very nice beads. You could make larger ones to be used as weights for curtain pulls and bathroom light switch cords etc.

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  3. I love these beads, especially the natural coloured ones. In their raw uncoloured state they look beautifully sunbleached like they have been found on the beach.

    I would make a bracelet with these as they would feel nice on the skin!

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  4. great beads I love mixing glass beads and porcelain love the colours

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  5. Love them and would love to be in the draw, I have ideas.....!!
    :-)

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  6. -These are completely beautiful, I am doing a ceramics degree and my bead frame was put in the kiln, the rods melted! Never mind I'll try again. You have inspired me!

    x

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  7. I would love to be in the draw for a bag of beads because they are such unusual shapes and patterns. It would be fun to design with them and lampwork and silver. I especially like the little ovoid ones that look as though they have been wire wrapped in the photo, is that an indent with a dark pigment in it?

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  8. These are such fabulous beads! I'd love to go in the draw!

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  9. What a wonderful surprise. I found you by blog-hopping and how pleased I am that I did. I am not pleased that I had written and long comment and managed to lose it LOL

    Now that I have stumbled across you, I am a followers, and by following you, you will come up on my blogs, so hopefully you will get lots more followers.

    I adore these beads and to think that you are new to all this - a m a z i n g - you have a very bright future ahead of you and I wish you luck with your Etsy shop.

    You can't beat hand made beads. Just think - every single one is a little work of art, and you can never get two exactly the same can you. The detail and texture on these is amazing - I just love texture!

    If I am lucky enough to win these, and depending on how many - I would love to use them to decorate a feminine bag that I will especially to suit them. I think they would love gorgeous on a summer bag, with creamy colours, and perhaps vintage lace etc.

    Thank you for the chance of entering such a wonderful giveaway, and now that I am a follower you can be sure that I will visit each time your blog pops up on mine to let me know you have posted again.

    Good luck with your new venture

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  10. Oops sorry all my typing errors - I was hurrying in case it crashed again and lost my post

    What I meant to say that I would make a bag especially for them etc

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  11. I think they are beautiful beads they so remind me of a Summer Sky with lovely floating clouds. and they would cheer me up as I am really down at the moment they would make me feel all summery, it is also my husbands birthday the day they are drawn and that would mean I will always remember them fondly.

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  12. Would love to be included in the draw :)
    I think they deserve to be intertational ... and if I win some - they certainly will be! :D

    They make me crave for the summer :)
    x

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  13. hiya i would love to be included to Terri as i am experimenting with other beads dare i say that arn't glass and these are simply lovley x

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