A bevy of spiritedly colorful beads of various shapes and
Swirls "; featuring just the various sizes of
spiritedly coloful swirly lentils of the group.
Casablanca color batch; showing just the multiple
strip skinny Skinner blended football beads of the group; average
bead size -approximately 1.5" long.
loved any less; these are the miscellany of the Casablanca
family. In fact, the swirlies and misc are cutaways (scraps)
after producing the football beads.
Green Glories". Teal - yellow football beads and shapely
pods; approximately 1.5" long.
strip skinny Skinner blended football beads; approximately
Embrace". Chocolate - yellow football beads; approximately
bevy of 'toasties' of various shapes.
dizzy? These silvery bad boys will play with your eyes.
bezelled beads. At least I think they can be called beads.
This collection features polymer clay canework, stamped,
stenciled and sculpted patterns in addition to the wireworking.
collection of various clay beads with brass wire wraps.
elements sporting various mokume gane and cane patterns.
Each piece is about 3/8ths inch thick and patterned on both
technique used to make these is called 'watercolor' by
Margaret Maggio, but when I tried a modification, the effect
looked more like torn paper, so I'll call these beads "Confetti".
colors remind me of an African style print, so I call these
African swirlies, If you look closely at what they're resting
on, you'll see the plate I used to make them swirl.
March madness! Truly madness as these beads are hard to
stop making. Click
here to learn how to get addicted.
first batch of tumble sanded beads (up to 1500 grit).
"Mama Blues" beads.
"Sultry Greens" beads.
Skinner blend football beads with black line highlights and
a matching bicone pendant.
of faux amber, primarily using Cernit translucent that I tinted
with clay and/or stained with inks. This version mimics antique African amber beads where some were decoratively repaired with wire and enhanced with turquoise chips.
Next step? I
made a necklace!
Finally, I used some of those Bali silver beads...
beads and one faux amber bead with embedded wire. Some of
my amber beads, including the above orangish one, are featured
Tory's new book "The Chameleon Clay". Others are
features in 400 Polymer Clay Designs book by Lark Books.
Chevron beads. Click
here to learn how to make faux chevron beads.
Butterfly Wing beads. A complex project that
is worth the effort. Click
here to learn how to make your own Butterfly
Wing Beads. The beads are featured in Making
Beautiful Beads, a new Lark Books release! I taught my
butterfly wing bead class at Embellishments 2002 in Portland.
acquired my first set of collectible glass beads. Chevrons
made by Art Seymour. Not exactly loose beads, though, are
second bead-n-bead-n-bead. Just inside the outermost bead
you may see a royal blue bead and inside that you might be
able to see a glimpse of a sparkly pink bead.
To find our a
little more about this bead and how to do one yourself, click