Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Primitive Craft

Our "kids" were camping for the holiday in the south Jersey Pine Barrens where our daughter dug up clay on the banks of the Wading River, sculpted beads, then "fired" them in the hot coals of their campfire the way it was done very long ago. She makes jewelry (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bethhandmade) so I'm sure they will find their way to a few of her new pieces. She gave a couple of them to me, and I plan to embellish a doll or vessel. Fun!
 


6 comments:

  1. What a fun and clever thing to do!!! It will be fun to see what each of you does with yours.

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  2. That is a very cool idea. I didn't know you could fire clay in a campfire.

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  3. How cool...clay fired in a campfire. I didn't know you could dig up clay and fire it.

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  4. Awesome free form creativity! Who would ever think of this, your dear ones of course! When our kids were little and would come across clay while digging at the side of a lake, anyone within their reach got a clay body treatment. Wish I had been able to redirect that energy to making beads that would last longer than the spa treatments did!

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  5. How creative! I didn't know one could do that. Probably a good thing. I love them. Can't wait to see how you use them.

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