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,



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

  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.

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

  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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