Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow...

I made some beads at the end of last summer that were really summery beads.  I put them in one of the holes in my printer drawer full of beads and let them sit there through the winter.  They would catch my eye but until this weekend I couldn't get the muse for something for summer.  Not that the weather has made me feel like summer is anywhere in the near future! It has been hot tea weather here still.   I guess it was the change from March to April that got my summer muse started!

I was practicing the "skinner blend" with this focal bead!

I cut shapes out of the colors that I used in the "skinner blend" focal and made charms out of them.

So this is a fiber wrapped cord that has a bunch of fun charms on it!  I love that polymer is so light weight!  This makes a statement but is very comfortable to wear...

The bracelet has a swirl bead focal... the swirl bead is really easy and fun to make.

 This set is listed for sale in my Ms-Place Art Fire shop!

Can't wait for warmer weather!
Yours truly,


  1. So beautiful, and the colors are almost Easter-y, so it's perfect for this time of year. :) I'm also thinking of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, that magical room in the middle of the factory with all the candy flowers... What a happy thought! Lovely piece. :)

  2. I HAVE to learn how to do this! I have been looking all over for a copy of the book that you used to learn. I just got a bead destash from a friend in green and aqua and I can totally see a necklace made using this technique and those beads.


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