Thursday, 26 January 2012

More experimental beads.

I have been making some moulds 'behind the scenes' which I won't be using for a while, so thought I would post you my latest work in progress.

Last night I thought I would have a go at the  'Skinner Method' but went wrong somewhere - I think I wasn't using enough polymer - just using up leftovers.  Waste not want not is my motto!

I used two shades of pink and fuschia and a tad bit of metallic blue

Everyone is different - absolutely no two beads the same

It'll be interesting to see what they look like after baking

These beads a teeny weeny ones.

This is blue clay - and I mixed blue glitter into to it - lots of it.
When I went to make the holes last night, the beads were just too tiny to make a hole big enough to thread onto wire or beading 'tiger tail' so I had to redo them this morning into rounder beads.

Off to get them out of the oven!

Well they all baked up fine - so my next job is to sandpaper them all.
It's not my favourite job, and takes a long time !

8 comments:

Sandie said...

Those pinky/red beads made me want some rock toffee!

The blue glitter beads really show the glitter, what an amazing finish, I thought somehow the heat from baking them would make the glitter tarnish!

Can't wait to see what you do with these!

Sandie xx

Jack said...

Great beads, love the idea of adding the glitter. xx

sam21ski said...

The beads look great Lottie, but I don't envy you having to sand all of those!!

Sam xxx

Christine B. said...

Hi Lottie these look lovely beads. I have been making leaves and flowers in bed yesterday. I used white Fimo Airdry light. Will let you see them when I have painted them and they are finished. Hugs x ChrisB

Pat Beaumont said...

great beads - I will be interested to see the difference after sanding

Shairon said...

Gorgeous beads, Lottie! The pink ones do resemble sweet rock and I love the glittery blue ones. x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your beads look fabulous! Could you perhaps include something when you photo them so we could get some idea of scale? Perhaps a penny or a ruler? I'm curious when you said the blue ones were 'teeny weeny' and wonder just how teeny that is.

melsanford said...

These look so pretty! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx