I recently visited the Beads of Clay Flickr! Group and was excited to see so many brightly colored beads, buttons, and pendants. I am always amazed that such tiny works of art can be so colorful and full of detail. This post is being devoted to the especially colorful Beads of Clay on Flickr! You can click on any photo to get the artist's full portfolio.
I am starting with this vibrant colorful heart from Marlasmud at FiredClayArtists.com. It is the beautiful heart at the beginning of the blog.
Next we have a beautiful porcelain flower from Annieo2006 (Annie O'Fallon)
Originally uploaded by annieo2006
These colors are truly flaming hot. A wonderfully playful bead by Melanie at Earthenwoodstudio.com
Gorgeous pinks by Joan Tucker at offcenterproductions.com
Spotted Fish by Marti C. Wild and full of fantasy. Quite a beauty.
Vibrant and very red salsa beads by LadyBrook of FiredClayArtists.com
Beautiful combination of silver and pink from Lisa Peters at lisapetersART.com
Stunning colors from Dilan. So sultry.
Mexican Folk Art colors on this lovely necklace by gaea of http://www.gaea.com/
These jackets are so different, colorful and fun. They are from embroideredsoul.com
Gorgeous colors so skillfully done on this Ladybug leaf Pendant by Shaterraclay at FiredClayArtists.com
An incredibly made and beautifully colored porcelain bead by Joan Miller of JoanMillerPorcelain and Fired ClayArtists.com. Truly remarkable.
Way cool buttons by Claybuttons.com. I can't imagine how she can do this.
Wonderful shapes and colors from Nataliegillihan.com
This is such a tactile pink on Yolanda's Locket Pendant. Wow! Yolanda Miramontes of FiredClayArtists created this one.
I guess I am not going to leave myself out although I don't usually use such bright colors. Multicolored vessel by Mary Harding of maryhardingjewelry.com and firedclayartists.com. Vessel has extra holes for more design options.
All of the BOC artists here have achieved such intense and beautiful colors by the skillful use of glazes. My all time favorite glaze for myself is Mayco Stroke and Coat. These glazes come in a wide selection of colors and are very reliable. If you want a really bright color you will need to put on three coats. I often don't use such bright colors and one or 2 coats gives me a more of a watercolor effect. I have recently seen that Duncan has come out with some very bright Neon colors. Duncan also makes a line of colors like Stroke and Coat. I haven't tried them but I know that many people really like Duncan glazes. For high fire clays like porcelain and stoneware, I've heard that Spectrum and Georgie's glazes have some very bright and intense colors but that is not an area I know much about. A good subject for another blog post from our BOC Blog Team.