Estate Beads is delighted to offer
Ruben's Raku for sale online.These beads are expertly hand-crafted by Houston Artisan Ruben Yzaguirre.
He is a talented and well-known Texas artist who has specialized in creating raku
beads for many years. Copper and red are some of his customer's favorites.
Raku is an ancient Japanese method of
firing porcelain clay, utilizing rapid changes in temperature. The
beads are placed in a very
hot kiln and a large air-tight container of shredded newspaper. With
just the right time, temperature, and technique, the beads come out with
vivid colors and sheen. Fire and smoke create
the matte black surface areas that are not glazed. Oxygen deprivation
and temperature changes are
what determine the exact shade of the color. Slight variations
will cause the glazes to react differently and the
change in colors. If you want raku beads with matching colors you
must order them all at one time. We can not guarantee that the next batch
will match exactly.
Red Raku Rounds
Red Raku Ovals
Copper Raku Squares
These red raku beads are wonderful, they are handmade and rolled so they will vary in size and color.
Great tomato red with a few black specks. Sold 12 beads to a strand.
These beads are great companions for the rounds. They have a nice even red color. Sold 12 beads to a strand.
Sizes: 16 x 12mm
These copper raku beads are stunning, they are handmade and then a design is pressed into them.
They vary from very shiny copper to matte brown with splashes of blue & green.
Blue/Copper Raku Ovals
Black/Copper Raku Squares
These flat ovals have a great blue and copper glaze with a pattern pressed into them.
Sizes: 16 x 12mm
These square raku beads are stunning too! They have a black and copper glaze on them, there is also a light pattern pressed into them. (The smaller squares have less copper)