Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Beads!

I always want to try new techniques. I like to try things but if it takes too much to get a piece finished I probably won't try it again. I am not Attention Deficit but the process cannot take more time than the creative part of the project. Being creative really is soul food for me.

I decided to work with alcohol inks and translucent and pearl clay. Here are the beads I created with blue and violet ink. By the way this is a really messy process and my hands were stained for a few days. I wore latex gloves the second time I worked with it but it is more fun with my bare hands!





I also did some with blue and green inks.


They really look like marble. There is a point in mixing that the swirls of ink are just right for the marble effect. This was fun! Even though it was messy I will try this again. Now to come up with a design to use the beads!  I am thinking I might make some denim fabric beads..

Yours truly,

M

4 comments:

  1. Wow, those are beautiful, well worth the effort :-)

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  2. Great beads, recently I stopped into my girlfriends bead store and she had a whole garbage can full of beads she was throwing away. Like a scavenger I claimed them for myself. Throwing beads away is a sin to me. Anyway, there where some great clay denim beads, and I put together a wonderful necklace. So the saying is true, someone else's trash can turn into a wonderful treasure. Your beads are very beautiful and I can imagine some very amazing designs coming from them.

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  3. Oohh, those are great! Love the little square hole in the oval pendant. Your colors are wonderful!

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  4. These are gorgeous. You're right, they look just like marble; I was thinking something decadent and Italian inspired. So very pretty. :) And I agree with Shirley---that square hole in the oval pendant is a wonderful idea!

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