Monday, 29 March 2010
I have used the roses and seed beads to make this necklace. The main pendant is also made from Pardo. I used an unmounted stamp to make the ruler image onto the clay. To me the roses looked slightly dull and as I didn't want to varnish them I used a little bit of metal rub on them to make them a bit pearlier.Although the photo doesn't show off the seed bead colours so well they are purple and gold in colour.I finished it all off with a little gold toggle clasp.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
The little cupcake was just a quick go but I think I'll be doing more as it turned out ok.
The roses I am wanting to make sets with so again I'll probably have to make more.
The second make is a set using some lovely coral bead mix.
I've also added some gold plated leaf charms and some lucite leaves and flowers.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Here's a couple of the better ones,fresh from the oven.
The roses are made with Fimo clay and the hearts have been made with Pardo and some hot fix gems. This is the first time I have tried the Pardo and I must say it is a lot easier for me to work with. More pliable and easy to condition. I've also used some metallic rochelle beads in a rose and gold colour.
What do you think?
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Wow how easy is the extruder to use?? Let me tell you it's dead easy!! and really easy to clean too. I am very pleased with it.
So if you are in two minds about getting one, don't be! I wish I'd got this one from the start.
I'll show the beads later.
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
So now I have dished out more money and gone for the Makin's Clay ultimate extruder. Instead of a plunger it has a screw top. I can't explain it but here is a pic
I've read lots of articles about it and hopefully this one will be a lot easier to use. Keep watching it should be here any day soon. :0)
I've used my beads with black seed beads as their base, also pearls, other coloured seed beads,crackle beads, silver antique wing charms and lucite flowers.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
A 3 strand illusion necklace using white cat's eye and silver cage beads.
Autumnal and gold coloured set.
I have used blue lampwork beads for this set along with some blue fimo roses that I had a go at.
Three crocheted bracelets.
Indian and chip bead set.
Red and black charm bracelet with fimo flowers.
I made this set to take with me to Egypt in August. The beads reminded me of the beach so I also added some shell beads.
Friday, 26 February 2010
This first one is a black,white and lilac mix bead with some Interference Violet perfect pearls added.
This second one is the same mix but I then added more white and mixed it a bit more. I have used Berry Twist perfect pearls for this bead.
I have no idea what I will do with them yet!!
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
I have used an assortment of pink lampwork beads, crystals, bicones, white cats eye beads, silver flower and heart charms and also silver bead caps. The necklace and bracelet both have toggle clasps.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
This is a 3 strand illusion necklace made from Beadsmith illusion cord. The beads are purple and white faux pearl and I've also used silver tube crimp beads. The clasp is a 3 hole toggle clasp.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
I've done the usual newbie thing and bought lots of bits and pieces (going in head first)! Over the last few weeks I have made a few pieces and I will take some photos and be putting them on this blog.
I hope you will enjoy (or laugh) at my first attempts and then stay with me to see how I grow.