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In Topic: Firing Beads and Pendants

15 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

Thank you everyone for your answers and suggestions. I like the idea of using kiln bricks with a groove cut in them. Will give that idea a go.


In Topic: Firing Beads and Pendants

09 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

Thank you for your reply Jim. I followed your advice and unfortiunately as I live in Australia, the cost of postage was 4 times the cost of the bead rack. It was just what I needed, now trying to find the same thing

here in Australia but having no luck. Did see an article on using kiln posts to hold the rod, again no luck, as kiln posts here in Aust are round and the ones I saw in the article are square, only available in

America and the UK. So its back to the drawing board now, unless someone else can help me. If I do find a way of making my own, could someone tell me what gage to use for rod and gage for loops on
the pendants?


In Topic: Firing Beads and Pendants

09 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

I've recently made porcelain and earthenware pendants. Have bisque fired them no problem. My dilemma is I want to clear glaze both sides and can't find
out how. I have heard you can hang them up in the kiln, can anyone tell me how and what I should use. I have made a hole in them, but did see
some small hearts made with a wire inserted in the top to form a loop. What wire would that be? I'd hate to waste all the time and patience
I've put in to these and not be able to finish them.

Thanks Annie

Go to this page and then pan down about halfway or more: http://www.bigcerami...adTilePlate.htm

Your local ceramic supply should have similar things. Also all you need is nichrome wire and a little clay to make your own.


In Topic: porcelain

01 March 2013 - 05:42 PM

Thank you everyone who answered my query re porcelain. I still have a long way to go with this clay, but shall keep plugging along. Thanks again. Annie

In Topic: porcelain

23 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

Thank you everyone for your replies. One more question, would a matt glaze for earthenware suit porcelain?