30 August 2005
Barter is Better
I've been working on images today, in part because of an interest in showing off some of my work to potential barter partners. (Since it helps to have a value when determining whether to trade, I should include pricing here. The leaves retail for $5 each or $40 for a strand of 10. The blue beads below retail for $4 each or $30 for a strand of 10.)
The images in this entry are of colored porcelain beads. Each is completely hand-formed using colored porcelain made using the method described in this entry. The beads are fired to more than 2300 degrees and the color goes all the way through. In the unlikely event that one of the beads chips, a little sand paper will disguise the area.