As mentioned in an earlier post, I glazed several pendants, beads and cabochons in various shades of greens, purples and corals.
Then, after the initial glaze firing, an additional coat of mother of pearl luster was applied. Which you can see in another previous post that the mother of pearl is dark blue before it's fired. This is how the pieces look after the mother of pearl firing:
It creates a luminescent shine, which makes for a very rich and opalescent appearance.
It's not the best choice for everything, and I don't usually use it for my really detailed pieces such as snowflakes and autumn leaves for instance because it can detract or mottle the detail.
I do however think it's a good fit for my seashore pieces.
I've started to list these in my Clayworksnh Etsy shop, and will continue to throughout the next few weeks. Thanks so much for stopping by!