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Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« on: October 04, 2012, 10:44:40 PM »
So, we have handy guides for the quality and what to look for when buying lampwork. Is there anything similar for ceramics? I have some individual known sellers to look at, but I know nothing about how to evaluate them in general, or even what the quality issues are - I mean, they need to be fired properly in the first place, so I'm guessing the equivalent of "unannealed" doesn't exist?  ???

I want to add some ceramic beads to my beady stash that may eventually get made into jewellery, y'see.

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 10:46:39 PM »
why not make your own Heather

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 10:51:07 PM »
Heh, I don't have time! Don't really know where to start, or how to finish, either  ;D

Someone who already has all the pretty glazes and knows how to use them sounds a better bet!

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 11:02:29 PM »
Oooh yes the pretty glazes.  You can't go far wrong with Caroline of Blueberries beads hers are lovley

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 11:09:43 PM »
That's what I'm going to do!...I've wanted to make ceramic beads for nearly a year now...and now I have my new/pre-loved kiln that's what I intend to do ;)

Jillie, if you could point me in the right direction from a beginners point of view, I'd be most grateful ;)

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 11:10:51 PM »
Caroline's on the list  ;)

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 12:06:33 AM »
Caroline? is she blueberrie beads?

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2012, 07:24:52 AM »
Yup! and she is lovely and fab  ;) I have spoken to her on FB this week and she promised to come on here and re-introduce herself, but she hasn't  :-X

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012, 07:28:04 AM »
Bless her....I hope she does though as bar getting the bits I need, I'm ready...yaaaay ;D

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012, 09:01:28 AM »
So, are there not quality issues other than "Do I think this looks ugly?" then?  ;D