Ok, I have to admit…one thing of being here in the rehabilitation isn’t that bad: the creative therapy. I know it is given to train disabled people their functions, for me sitting. But every morning their area is open to everyone, lucky me! And lucky for the girls who manage the place because they have a client there, at least three times a week
as often as I feel good enough to go. At one of the first sessions, I could only sit for ten minutes, I could name the things I wanted to do/make/create. And I started to make my very own beads. I don’t mean a piece of jewelry, putting beads on a string, nooooo, I have made the beads , the actual beads, to be more specific: ceramic beads. And a lot of sessions later I am able to sit up for over 30 minutes and I have finished this project!
Step one: Mold the special clay into beads, slightly bigger than you want your final result. Pierce a hole into them and thread them on an iron stick.
*or as many as you’ve got time for
And than…you wait…and wait….and wait….
For a whole week to pass by….and the beads to dry
Than the beads are baked in a special ceramic-oven on a super-high temperature
The surprise that you’ll get after the first baking, is this:
But…I already was a little bit happy, because all the beads survived the baking process (which isn’t always the case…)
After choosing the colors, I painted the beads…one by one… In colors that are totally not the same as the result will be…but still I was little bit worries while painting them…
And there we go again…we wait and wait and wait…for the paint to dry and the oven to bake… There they were: the 100% self made beads! Watch out….photo spam!
I’m so happy with the result! It was definitely worth the work and the waiting! I have already made a necklace with a couple of them…but I’ll show that later. Now I only have to think of what I’ll make with the rest of them…. Aren’t they nice?!