It's true! Ok, sort of. Please note, I forgot my camera at home when I was unloading the kiln on Friday. Sorry for the cell phone-quality photos. Oops!
This is a bead tree! See, I didn't lie to you! Beads DO grow on trees...kind of.
Loading the kiln usually takes over an hour. It really depends on how many things I'm putting in there. I try to be as strategic as possible. Sometimes I load things only to find I could have added more. Then I take things out, move them around and put them back in. Sometimes I have epic fail and knock over a few racks when adding another. It's tedious.
Now you want to know where you can buy these bead racks and bead trees? I get mine from my local pottery warehouse, Ceramic Supply. Luckily, I live close enough to drive there but they do ship! You can also get some special ones made by Marla James, over at Bisque Bead Supply.
And that is how beads grow on trees!
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