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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Some new beads

Here as promised on Facebook,  are some photos of my latest project.  I'm really pleased with it.  I've made a necklace and earring set for the winter exhibition at Arteria's Gallery 23 in Lancaster.  I'm working hard to make a decent amount of jewellery to leave with them before I go away at the end of September.  The exhibition runs from 26th October until 8th January.  I'll be back early November and hopefully I'll have made some more jewellery while I'm away in case they want any more.
I've rolled out a sheet of black clay and covered it with slices from assorted canes.  I've used a variation on a technique I found on a great website, How to make beads from polymer clay .
I used her technique for some pillow beads I made, and some beads Amanda from Chicita Gimme That Thing has used for some of her lovely wire wrapped rings.
I'm sorry the photo of the necklace isn't too good.  I was lazy and just took one photo since I'm not listing them on Folksy.  I will have to take a better photo of it, the light tent I ordered has just arrived so I'll try that out later. 


Amanda Robins said...

Ooh, those beads are all fabulously gorgeous, Pam. I think I must head your way for some more before you go off on your travels.
Many thanks for mentioning Gimme That Thing.


Starpixie said...

Ooh they're super pretty

Gemma said...

Oooh! Great makes. i'm iching to get the clay out again now

NoodleBubble said...

FAB FAB FAB effect

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

The beads are gorgeous..I love the colours!:)xx

OddSox aka Thesockgarden said...

That slab of clay at the top is stunning - it's a polymer version of those slabs of chocolate you get from Hotel Chocolat! Fabulous work. x

Linda said...

Oh wow...what wonderful things you show here! That first picture is just fabulous; I must go and look at your shop.

Yvonne Stewart said...

The bright colours against the black look great, love the final necklace too x

Doris Sturm said...

That is amazing! I had no idea! What a wonderfully interesting way to make beads. I don't now how to make them, but I love using beads in my crochet work for embellishments.

You do great work. Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great weekend.

Doris and Gizzy :-)

Lovely Little Gems said...

Lovely - great job!

Turtle said...

Hey! Thanks for joining Turtle's Tea Army! Nice mug.

I had no idea that something so intricate could be made with polymer clay. My polymer clay-ing is terrible! That must have taken you aaages!


Jude said...

Those are beautiful. I bought a wonderfully inspirational book about how to make these kind of beads, but haven't yet had a go. Knowing me, I may never actually get round to it, but I love looking at the book anyway!

Rachel Lucie Johns said...

Hi, just wanted to say thanks for your lovely comment on the indie quarter blog about my work :)

love how you make those beads, I had no idea what process you used to create them
Rachel x

Hayley Prew said...

I love the necklace! still trying to get to grips with clay at the moment.What I have seen here has inspired me to try something a little more adventurous. wish me luck! will be back to this blog!

averilpam said...

Thanks Hayley, it's so nice to think I can inspire others as I in turn get inspired by other artists!

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