One of my very early designs, I'd forgotten about this... think I might revisit the idea!
Honesty Cabochon by blueberribeads
My favourite thing about this technique is the crackling that appears as the clay and glass cools. The refraction of light on the deep crackles makes your finished pieces glow like jewels.
Orchid cabochon by blueberribeads
I have recently rediscovered this technique while trying to make beads that look like rock pools. I've had an idea coming to me for a while of how to get the glass in to a bead rather than a cabochon, and have come up with nuggets!
First I made some beads in clay with a little well in the centre. They are then bisque fired.
I cut glass rods from my lamp working supplies and pile the glass in to the well. This takes a bit of experimenting to know how much to put in so that it doesn’t run over the edges and spoil your bead.
And a little eye candy from others using the same technique…
Thanks for reading!