Friday, December 5, 2014

Bead Hoarders Bloghop Reveal 2014

I decided to enter into Lori Anderson's bead hoarders blog hop because I wanted to use some of my beads that I have purchased over the years. I do not purchase that many beads now, but I do have a large number of beads that span the last 10 years.

I wanted to use some flower lampwork beads, enamel headpins, and a leaf bead from green girl.

I really like the red and green lampwork flowers from mermaid beads and decided to use the enamel headpins from GetYourbeadOn to make Christmas earrings. I added a couple of poinsettia clay beads that I had made a few years ago. I really like the way that they came out. I ran out of time to use the other beads for this hop.

I want to thank Lori for hosting the blog hop and I can not wait to see what everyone else made.
Please go here to see what all the bead hoarders have made.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Art Bead Scene Beads

I wanted to make beads that mimicked the petals of  the orchid and leaves. I created a cane with the pink petals of the flower and applied them to the deep green of the pods. I am quite happy with the outcome.

I have not decided if I will make a bracelet or necklace with the beads.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Making Polymer Clay Canes and Beads

I thought that some of you might like to see the process that I use to make my beads.
The first step is to make a cane out of polymer clay. Here are some pictures of canes that I have made recently along with the beads that I made with the cane: