Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Lentil and rock beads bracelet.

 When I saw on Crafty Cardmakers  that the challenge was  'beads' anything with beads on it or something make with beads  - I decided to make some out of polymer clay and enter them into the challenge.

This is one of the two bracelets that I am making from the polymer clay beads I made the other day.   I sanded and buffed them until my fingers were sore and still couldn't get them as shiny as those I see in books and on the internet.  Maybe they have a better way of photographing them than I do.

So I painstakingly gave every bead two coats of varnish - and they really shine in 'real life' now.
I reshaped the blue beads into 'rock' beads,  and you can really see the glitter that I added inside them.
 Any marks or 'dimples' are not marks - it is just that the beads are really shiny and the light is reflecting off them

I knew it would happen - when I now look at the first set of beads I made, they don't look half as nice as these.  Maybe it's that these are a darker colour and varnished and look so much richer.  The others were summer colours


Paula Whittaker said...

wow these are the colour combination.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, the varnish really makes them shine. xx

Mynnette said...

Oh my word, this is beautiful!!! LOVE these made beads--they're so pretty! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

Papercraft By Carole said...

Such a lot of work has gone into this!!! The colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

sam21ski said...

Oooh Lottie, these are lovely, especially like the blue glittery ones, the shapes you've achieved are really effective.

Sam xxx

Kath said...

I love the colours too. Varnishing makes all the difference I think. Love your experiments too, the heart one particularly.

Feebsy said...

Ooh these are fabulous I really like the colour combination and the glitter. The varnish gives them a great shine too. You've inspired me to get out my polymer clay and give bead making a go!

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Angelnorth said...

Looks like you're still having fun with the clay, these look lovely! I know it's a different experience than silver clay but imagine if you'd been forking out for the supplies for that to do this much experimentation!

Anonymous said...

I should have read your post properly, lol. These are, as I said, fabulous and are perfect for my bead challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks for joining in. xx

Aj* said...

Love those colours !

Thanks for joining us over at crafty cardmakers this round !