Deep into my hobby of 2009 - bead and jewelry making - I wondered if I could make beads that sorta looks like the collages I did for my bathroom.
I wanted fun colors - something bright for spring and summer. But I thought I'd start easy and just do rectangles because I'm not entirely sure how to go about the drops and dots.
So last week - on a day when I wasn't too busy - I sat down with my clay and pieced a bunch of things together. Sometimes they looked good. Sometimes not so much. But here are the keepers.
These were from the earliest batch. The lines are still pretty straight. As I proceeded with the building of layers and chopping off excess, I'd build new pieces to play with. That's where the ones below came from.
I liked the simpler color scheme here too.
After awhile though - the clay got pretty messy. Too many colors. Too little design. Then I knew it was time to stop.
I have one more pair of beads to make into earrings. And I made some pendants too - but I didn't hear the timer go off so they burned. Boo!
Oh well - these were fun to make and each time I try something I learn a new trick. Maybe I'll try the pendants again, but this time with dots?!