Sunday, August 29, 2010

Necklace from my Mokume Gane block


I have had these beads in my bead box for quite some time now and I just haven’t taken the time to create from many of my extra beads. When I create a set of beads, sometimes I will see a set that I think I can’t live without and I put them aside.

These are the creations that those beads and canes became.

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I have a lot more beads that I want to create. My workbench is filled with canes just waiting for me to slice them and I can’t wait to get to them!

Have a great weekend, Julie and Blu

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Southwestern Fantasy

Not Canes but they came from canes!

I like to use as much as I can from my clay and sometimes just a few lentil beads can become something more than the cane itself.

I liked these beads so much that I kept them for myself and I didn't follow my usual varnishing procedure and just left them in their baked state. There was just something that lent them to stay matte. I combined them with more earth beads by adding dyed bone beads and some potato pearls.

Czech crystal beads add shine and glamour to the necklace. It isn't "heavy" but it is a piece with some weight to it.

Finally! I have my project board cleaned off.
Off to create more beads!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Some Beads from the Latest Canework

Two New Sets of Lentil Beads with the Latest Canes:

I wanted to try some different style beads so I have been playing with lentil beads. This month has found me busy with finishing a website project up that I have been working on and so the beads haven't been on the forefront. I did get a chance to sneak off to the bead and gem show in Melbourne, FL last weekend and a LOT of money later, I came home happy, loaded with new gems, stones, bead caps, findings and flat broke! Of course, I had to go back the next day to re-stash after I finished a couple projects for special orders.

This set is a special order that I finished up from some of that stash. I recreated the black and white geometric cane and did this set. I took my latest bracelets and beads to work and the necklaces sold out and a few of the bracelets found new homes! Plus I took special orders!

I look forward to having more time to create more beads :)
Have a fun weekend,