Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Thought I'd share a picture of my birthday present this year.  This is my new Paragon kiln.  This kiln will be dedicated to ceramics only since my other Paragon kiln is used just for lampworking since it has a lampworking door.  I've been worried that using the lampworking kiln for ceramics might overwork the kiln and break right before some big show.  That's how these things always happen.  I got the kiln last week but it had some special electrical needs of which I know nothing about.  My hubby was out of town last week so I had to wait until today to get it up and running.  I made a small amount of beads to try out just in case somethings off.  I made some more lampwork floral beads and finished three of the viking knit sets which are now listed on Etsy.

This is my test run.  Finger's crossed!

This is a sample of what you can make with the Viking Knit Sets.  After making this bracelet I realized that I would only use three rondelle shaped beads when I made it again.  You can just adjust the length by using a longer viking knit if you need it longer.  The kit includes only three rondelles but if you want four I can do a reserved listing for any additional ones you need.

Enjoy your day,



  1. Hi Raida, i am so glad you got your birthday wish, i can't wait to see all of the wonderful beads you put out. I have to get over to the shop for more of your beads i sold all the ear rings i made with the others i got from you & then i had major car issues and all the money went to that, just getting caught up now. I sold more i had in a salon so i will pop into the shop and have a looksie i am sure i will find some fabu goodies the ones you posted look delish yum!! take a peek over at my blog i am having a big giveaway i had no more of your beads to show and give so i will save a pair or two of the new ones i get and feature them on another giveaway i would like to have them regularly i love to PIF!
    take care and have a great evening ttfn Lana:)

  2. Congrats on the new kiln. They're so fun. Lovely beads and I really like the way you used them in the Viking knit. That's something I don't know how to do, but I love the look.

  3. What an awesome birthday present! Hopping up and down exciting! Love the newest colors in the beads as well. And the little donuts are fantastic!

  4. Very very nice entry. Tks.

  5. Thanks so much for your incouraging comments, I appreciate them so much!

  6. Hi Raida, I love the kiln you got for your birthday. I think it is such a great combination of all the best of the little kilns. I am sure you will love it and make wonderful pieces.