I love the combination of turquoise and corals colors

June 25, 2014
Inspired by my sisters, I created a new line of necklaces that I just love.  The colors are such a good contrast when combined together.

This first piece has a tribal feel, love the way it looks on.

A vintage inspiration.  That focal bead is an actual vintage brooch that I re-purpose and up-cycled with beads that compliment it well.  A gorgeous statement piece.

Celestial inspired, with agate and hand-rolled paper beads.

The photo does not do this one justice, I just love the contrasting color combination in all the beads that created this one.

A little steam punk inspiration here, combined with the bright colors of polymer, an interesting combination.

A choker with a bit of flare.


 

A few more beads, in purple and black.

September 7, 2012
Here are my batch of beads created today:

This one I absolutely love. It looks like a moon hanging over a planet.  I can't seem to capture the color in the photo tonight.  

 I really love the purples and black mixed together.  The pink one you see there is so cute.  It has little flowered shaped metal beds on it.
 

Getting ready for my first Public Bead Sale at a Swap Meet

September 5, 2012
A little nervous and very excited to bring my jewelry out in a public event.  I am hoping people will love them and want to take them home with them.

Here are some photos of some of the necklaces I have finished so far.  Busy, busy....busy making beads and jewelry for the next few days.

These are earring and pendants sets.  (Sorry the photo is a little dark)

 
The color on the photo doesn't show true colors on this one, it is more copper colored.
A little BSU Bronco Blue and Orange for all you football fans out there.
An eighth of my display case filled, much more to do!
 
If you are interested in any of the earrings above, please send me an email before Saturday as they are not listed on my website.  
 
 

Star cluster

August 31, 2012
Below are the rest of the beads I created last night, the top one reminds me of a Star Cluster taken by the hubble telescope from the Nasa website.

The Rest I haven't named yet, any ideas? 




 

 

A Diamond in the rough

August 31, 2012


A diamond in the rough is this pendants name, I must have been craving chocolate last night because I had to wrap this beads chocolate brown color in some greens, because he just looked too "Hershey".  The Pop of color wasn't just right until we wrapped him up.


The earrings to match, remind me of a moon rising from the waves.  I love the one on the left.
 
 

Like Pearls nestled in waves of color

August 31, 2012
Like Pearls nestled in waves of color
These are the earrings I created to go with "Attitude".  Created much the same way, the only difference is those beautiful pearls nestled in the middle.  

I had learned a new technique of how to make polymer clay look like opals.  Mine came out a bit more like pearls but I love the affect they have.

You can learn more about the different techniques for making clay beads at my page, Polymer Clay Techniques.
 

A Bead with an Attitude

August 31, 2012

The bead was the first I made last night, it had a bit of an attitude with me at first, wanting to be what it wanted to be, but we finally compromised and created a beautiful art piece that looks wonderful with the earrings that match.

Created with Fimo Clay, which is a premium type of polymer clay that I really like because it stays harder than most.  It also comes in some really cool colors for creating art beads.

So the bottom layer is blue with a shimmer of glitter.  I run it through the largest setting on my pasta machine.  The curvy edge affect, this is obtained with my handy dandy Pampered Chef Fancy.  

The second layer is a dark forest green color, textured with a very "expensive and hard to find tool"...do not tell anyone this, but this texturing tool is a very large, very clean, very new..."bolt" from my husbands work bench.  I simply roll it over that layer a couple different directions.

The third layer was added to bring a little more of that pretty glittered blue to the background and add depth.  

The top layers is a where the fun really begins, a few beads for color, depth and beauty, combined with the beautiful waves of a clay technique call Mokume-Gane.  This is a Japanese art, or technique of layering different colors to give it the look of wood.  They used to do this with different metals and colors of metals to form beautiful swords.  Creative artists take this technique a bit further with clay.

The earrings will be in the next post.


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