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As a cooperative Ceramic Bead Artists is devoted to the promotion of ceramic beads as an art form. You will find some of the most innovative, unusual, and beautiful art beads right here. Make this your source for unique Jewelry components. Hand made beads are our passion. You always get a better deal from the artist plus you are helping them to continue the art. Click on the thumbnails in the slideshow and on the Artists page to find out more about each artist.
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Find great places for inspiration, shopping for supplies and tools that have been shared by our artists. Find that hard to find supply or tips for that new technique that you have been wanting to do. Find Inspirational websites with great photos or exciting designs. What will our artists share with you? What are their favorite places?
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You can see how our artists do what they do. Also how to incorporate these lovely jewelry making beads into your own jewelry projects for unique jewelry. Get some inspiration learn a new technique. Gain an understanding of the hard work that goes into these tiny works of art.
is a broad term that encompasses all forms of fired clay products. The most common type of ceramic bodies that are used are:
- Earthenware is the type of ceramic body that is generally referred to as ceramic. It is a porus body that is usually glazed to achieve durability and beautiful colors and designs. It is a 'low fire' body generally fired to temperatures less than 2000 F.
- Porcelain which is a strong vitreous body that is usually transluscent when fired. It is considered a 'high fire' body generally being fired to 2300 F (1200 C) or higher temperatures.
- Stoneware is a strong body frequently used for ovenware. It is opaque and also a 'high fire' body. These comprise the most commonly used clay bodies.
Our Featured Artist Is
My name is Marti Conrad and I live in a small rural town in West Virginia that has been home for over 40 years.
My husband and I have been married for 35 years and I am child-free, a step mom to two great people and step grandma and step great-grandma to four beautiful girls. I have a small dog and one cat and I adore them both!
The last few years I've been working in stoneware clay and I love every step in the clay bead process and willing to share what I can. I make beads and small jewelry components for jewelry makers and sometimes make things for friends. I do small fairs and set up locally to sell my stoneware pieces.
I have a small shop in Etsy that I have enjoyed very much. I am planning on getting busy in just a few days after taking a few months off. Tutorials are planned as well as some new work. Thanks for your patience!
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