I formed round beads and added sprigs of clay to resemble flowers, seeds, as well as abstract shapes in this Pink Mauve Ceramic Bead Set. These all have been glazed with a pink mauve glaze which shows a tint of the yellowish stoneware clay beneath. Each bead is uniquely formed with various and interesting textures for many similar but distinctive jewelry designs. *There are also some chartreuse green accents on a few of these*
These ten pink mauve ceramic beads range from 19-20 mm from hole to hole and 22 mm at their widest. The stringing holes are approx. 4 mm.
I make all ceramic beads in my home studio here in Fort Worth. I make small batches of various shapes, sizes, and textures.
Each batch of beads fires differently because I fire my kiln outside. Between the barometric pressure and humidity/temperature fluctuations, duplications of batches are rare.
Each batch of beads I create are unique. I typically work with multiple clay types: a white stoneware, a porcelain, a red clay, and a brown clay and sometimes I mix these up to get new clay bodies.
Each glaze will take on the color of the clay to some degree and so the same glaze will look different on each clay body.
I also tend to mix colors much like a water-colorist (which I used to do before pottery) so the glazes rarely look similar unless the beads are from the same batch.
So if you see a bead which you love, purchase all you can from that batch because that wonderfulness may not ever happen again.