Monday, 10 November 2014

Heather Powers Bon Bon bead workshop

Well - you have seen Heather's Bon Bon beads in the last post below (sigh) and here are my first efforts.  They have taken me most of the day to create - and as you will see I need so much more practice!


This should,  have another layer of leaves but it was the last one I made and was worn out!  It is a really small bead so it doesn't matter - these are my practice ones!
I was rather proud of the cane I made for the leaves though!

These are not my Christmas Bon Bon beads - these are my practice ones.
These should all technically have two layers of leaves but I messed up my leaf canes and didn't have enough.
This doesn't look this bright in real life - this photo makes it look like slices of bacon and salami.

These look so much better in real life - not so shiny and bright.
They have been baked, treated with burnt sienna paint to dull them down and to give definition, rubbed and buffed, and finished with Renaissance Wax to protect them and then buffed until they shine!   But none of it you can see in the photos.  Hey ho!

9 comments:

Glennis said...

They look pretty good to me, Lottie, well done

Heather Powers said...

They are lovely and festive Lottie! Each one you make will be special because you are finding your joy while creating them.

Sandies' Patch said...

They look a bit like those ultra modern poinsettias that where in the garden centre on saturday.
I prefer the beads -:)
These would look lovely in combination with some 'crackle' beads me thinks. xxx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So pretty!! There are so many uses for these.

gardenpinks said...

They look fabulous Lottie, clever you xx

Christi HUmstoe said...

It looks very beautiful. It is very appreciated. thanks for share this with us. keep it up

Grandmother said...

I always enjoy your blogs especially Allotment Lady -- I hope all is well with you and your mister, Jean from Winnipeg

Grandmother said...

HOPE YOU ARE OK- I FOLLOW YOUR BLOG AND I WONDERED IF YOU AND YOUR MISTER LOTTIE ARE OK. J FROM WINNIPEG CANADA

Studio Susanne said...

Hi Lottie,
Ohhhhh what beautiful beads you have made, I really can't imagine how long they would have taken to do. There must be so many individual piece to create and then to put them all together. They are absolutely gorgeous. You certainly have patience and an eye for detail to attempt these.
You are such a star.
Lots of love
Su
-x-