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

Altered Domino

Well at last I have made time to make an altered domino for a forum swap on Cardmaking Paradise.

I had made several previous attempts at stamping and colouring, using Stazon to stamp on an image, and Copics to colour it.  Unfortunately the Copics ended up with black nibs and so I messed up a few.

So I tried collage instead