The Margarita Necklace: Exemplifying Our Dedication to Craft and Exceptional Jewelry
The process behind our ceramic bead Margarita necklaces is a labor of love. These unique colorful necklaces showcase the time, care, and attention to detail that goes into each piece. It starts with the creation of 16 individual ceramic beads for each necklace, which are hand-formed with precision and skill. Once the beads are formed, they go through a drying period to ensure they are ready for the kiln.
After they beads come out the kiln for the first time, they are washed to remove any debris or dust. Each bead is then carefully hand-painted with ceramic glaze, bringing its unique character and color to life. This part of the process is the most detailed and time consuming. A steady hand and pulse is required for hours on end. Each bead can take from 10 seconds to 1-3 minutes to paint.
Depending on the desired finish, the beads will go through the kiln 2-3 more times, each time undergoing a meticulous firing process to bring out their full beauty and quality. Ceramic is a beautiful craft, very forgiving in the forming stage, but in the firing stage it can be very unforgiving and volatile. It is common to lose 1-2% of the beads in the glaze firings.
Finally, when the beads are ready. They are hand-strung one by one, resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind necklace that showcases the artisanal quality and uniqueness of our work.
The skill, creativity, and dedication, of making each Margarita necklace cannot be replicated by a machine. The level of customization and personalization poured into each of our limited edition necklaces adds significant value to the piece, and is evident in its finished form. A true testament to our dedication to craft and our commitment to creating exceptional, high-quality jewelry.