Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A pile of beads

Well it's been a couple of days since I've written. I've been working.... rearranging the kitchen, cleaning the dining room/studio, setting up a lighting system for the turtle and their 55 gallon home and making beads...

These beads are beads I made awhile ago and have since been sold to a local bead store and I'm trying to inspire myself again. She wants bright colors and a set of beads much like the first set she bought so I'm going over the pictures that I have of them and evaluating...

It would help if I could give more feed back from others out there. What you like, what you don't like. How the colors work for you..... That would be fabulous....

Beads made from a spliced flower cane.... Love the colors
A few string of beads using a number of techniques...
The first string and fifth string are from kaleidoscope canes
The square beads are all pillow beads
These are made from a variety of flower canes.

Pretty in Pink - disc and lentil beads made from my own rose cane
More lentil beads .... some using scraps from a crackled leaf technique 

All the links are lead you to the wonderful tutorials I learned from at Cindy Lietz site... please check them out if your interested in creating your own or just knowing how!
Thanks for checking out my beads. I'll have more later... please leave your feed back!
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  1. Your beads are fabulous! I love the patterns and the colors. You've done an amazing job with the canes.

  2. How do you stop your lentil beads from going oval?

  3. Judy, it takes lots of practice but even pressure is the key and making sure the plate you are using is parallel to your work surface.... just keep doing it and you will find the right way and eventually you will be able to do it in your sleep!

  4. Melinda, they're all beautiful, but I've got to say the ones made from your rose cane took my breath away!