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Evette hand forms clay into various shapes. Textures and designs are added. After air drying for several days, the beads are placed in the kiln to harden in a bisque firing.
After this, the pieces are painted with glazes and fired again creating a permanent finish. Some beads are hand painted and decorated, then sealed.

RAKU is a special firing process which involves removing the beads from the kiln while they are molten hot and rushing them to a fireproof container filled with shredded newspaper. This produces a flame and oxygen reduction when the container is sealed. The resulting pieces have beautiful colors which cannot be duplicated.

Evette melts rods of colored glass using a torch. The glass softens around 1700 degrees and can be manipulated. Decorative components such as gold and silver leaf or foil, dichroic glass, fine sterling wire, enamel powders are added after the bead is shaped. The finished bead is placed in a kiln to "soak" at the annealing temperature for several hours to prevent breakage in the future.

Evette hand cuts small pieces of glass from colored sheets. She then arranges the pieces into several layers and lightly glues them together. The completed designs are placed into a kiln and fired to high temperatures where the layers melt (fuse) together permanently.

Evette's hand sews or wires hundreds of beads around a form or freeform. No patterns are used and she incorporates pearls, crystals and other beads into the designs. These beads show traditional Peyote Indian beading stitch which involves hand sewing hundreds of tiny glass "delica" beads around a form.