Sunday, May 9, 2010

Baby Scarabs with Mom...Just Kidding...They are Raku Beads

Happy Mother's Day to each of you wonderfully thoughtful and creative Mothers!

Though I would share a custom order that I am working on. Aren't these little guys cute? They are so much smaller than my usual scarabs...was not sure I could manipulate the 1/2 inch clay with details and hole for stringing. But I think I succeeded. These are my test batch...the next batch will be even better...I hope! These are every bit as labor intensive as the larger....maybe more because of my fumble thumbs:) But I love working in the small!

I was delighted to see that several would fit in a watch case...that gives me a few ideas for creative projects...Egyptian themed no less.

I have more in the bisque firing, and hope to do a glaze firing mid week. I am trying a couple of different clays to see if I can get them to shrink even more. Can't wait to add these to my Etsy shop!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!!


  1. baby scarabs are so delicate and sweet - LOVE them!

  2. Wowww great beads! These colors!
    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  3. Those are just beautiful. I love them!!!

  4. Sorry I haven't visited in a while - gosh you have been productive! These are gorgeous - I love the colours and tones on these - and the underlying textures. Very beautiful.