While it is fun to buy personal design items for the home or office, another big responsibility for this comes with what is needed for the personal appearance. Many different personal design items fall into this category. Still, one of the most common and most important for many is jewellery.
Handcrafted Ceramic Jewelry
When buying jewellery, there is plenty of mass-produced pieces to choose from. However, many prefer to purchase handcrafted pieces. There are several reasons for doing this. One is because the pieces are unique. Secondly, purchasers like to support the artists that handcraft them.
There are different ways that ceramics can be incorporated with other mediums that are used for making jewellery. For example, precious stones can be inset into the ceramic pieces.
Methods for Making Ceramic Jewelry
Ceramic jewellery can be made entirely by hand by forming the ceramic clay into the desired pieces, or it can be made with the use of moulds. It depends on the pieces being made. For example, if the piece is going to be a ceramic beaded necklace, then each of the beads may be formed with the use of a mould. These come in different sizes and shapes. By using these, the crafter can keep each of the beads uniform.
Clay is used for making jewellery, but contrary to the belief of many, not all clay is ceramic. The clay used for jewellery has to go through different processes. The work begins while the clay is wet. This is when the moulding and shaping is done. Then it is allowed to dry. Once it has completed this phase, it is referred to as greenware. This is the stage where all the rough edges of the clay are removed, and it is lightly buffed to his final shape. Then it is fired at a very high temperature. Then it becomes the finished piece that goes into the final making of the jewellery.