My first foray into geometrically beaded cone exploration is…

  Finished! Kate McKinnon‘s recent posts challenging beaders to attempt working with Cone shapes from CGB Volume 1 lit the fire beneath my curiosity, so I picked up needle and thread and started to play. My cone grew into a brooch and I’m very pleased with it,...

Before I can fire these metal clay seashells…

I have to refine the holes and smooth edges. It’s dusty, dirty, time-consuming work, but essential to the quality of the finished product. After I’ve done all of this, I’ll place them in a stainless steel chamber on a bed of activated charcoal, carefully spacing each...