Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ceramic Bells, stringing them up, by Barbara Dunshee

This video is the FINAL installment of my ceramic bell making lesson. It shows you one way of stringing the bells together. Hope this helps!

-I used 20lb test fishing line for stringing the clapper to the stop. Other strings will do, but you don't want them too stiff.
-I used thin copper wire as a threader for getting the soft ribbon through the holes in bell and stop.
-If the holes are too small for your ribbon, you can use string between the stop and the ribbon and tie the ribbon to the top of the bell (of course it can get a little trickier if the holes are too small for the ribbon to pass through).

Thursday, November 5, 2009

How do the bells sound?

These are a few of the ceramic bells from my video lessons, in action! They're available for purchase at my Etsy shop.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The bells are done! Well, some of them

I'm now in the process of stringing the fired bells, photographing and listing.
I'll make a video on stringing once I get a better system going. I'm still trying to find a more efficient process to share. You don't want to watch me fumbling around.