Monday, February 21, 2011

Gorgeous Glaze

When I purchased a bunch of porcelain peacocks from Nancy at Round Rabbit, the glaze on this one was my absolute favorite! So, he went into my extra special stash of favorite things to wait until the perfect beads or design was concocted. The time frame on that can sometimes be weeks, months, even years. I just looked up on Etsy to see that I purchased him in April of last year - so he had to wait almost a year.

Nancy actually just posted some glazes she was excited about on her blog yesterday! I have always been drawn to glazes when purchasing art...... and I remember the pottery classes I took in high school - I loved the unexpected surprise of the glaze the best! It's hard to give these colors justice in photos or description, but Mr. Peacock is a dusty cobalt blue with an undertone of a pinkish tan. While at Michael's last week for their half off sale, I picked up these ceramic rounds because they appealed to me. It was a lovely surprise when I got home and saw how wonderful they went with this pendant.

There were no other beads needed - let the glaze be the center of attention. I wire wrapped a simple necklace, and even attempted my first handmade wire clasp!



6 comments:

Lorelei Eurto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i bought the same beads!

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really beautiful necklace. The colors were made for each other.

Lorelei Eurto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that would be a good submission for this month's art bead scene challenge!!

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do so love what Nancy does with glaze! That is so special. I have held onto beads for years. My goal is to reduce that tendency this year! I love that it works so well with those beads from Michaels. Missed that sale, drats. Enjoy the day, Miss Peacock Fairy!
Erin
P.S. I was thinking the same thing as Lorelei. Enter that on ABS!

Round Rabbit said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, that is one beautiful necklace! I remember that peacock, believe it or not. The glaze came out very different than I expected (thought it would be more blue). It's a keeper! :)

Jen V. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's perfect! I was loving on Nancy's glaze porn this week, too.