Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Pumpkin Beads

A brilliant tutorial by Roberta Mohar was featured on Polymer Clay Daily a little while ago to create these lovely pumpkin beads. I had a go this week and was delighted with the results!

These were going to be a necklace first off, but Katie decided they should be a bracelet!! I think she just wanted the bracelet for herself!!!!

These have been fun to do and I will certainly be doing some more in different colours.

It is half term here in the UK - so not a lot of beading is getting done, but we are having fun, walking, baking and generally gathering our strength for the Christmas Term ahead.

Hope you are all having a great week too. Pippa x

Thursday, 13 October 2011

A Busy Morning

I made lots of heart pendants today. My stock is so low that I was getting a little embarrassed hanging the few that I had on my display last Saturday. It look very sad!

So today I made some Mica Shift Hearts with a triple layer. They look quite cool I think! I tried the new Peacock Pearl by Premo, but was very disappointed with the chatoyancy effect. Not enough Mica in the mix. I do love the colour though. So I had to add lots of Pearl to get a better effect.

This chocolate brown mix turned out brilliantly - it was even easy to photograph!

Next I made a couple of swirls - again I am seriously low on stock, but they are not my favourite thing to made, so I keep putting them off, you can see that I only managed a few before I moved on to making some Bakewell Butterfly Beads - they are the ones that look like feathered icing that you get on Bakewell Tarts (here in the UK) or a little like the patterns on butterfly wings.

So now I need to do loads of sanding with my micro mesh and then buff them up ready to be assembled tomorrow. Hopefully I can gets some photos up then for you to see.

Hope you are having a productive day too.


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bead Table Wednesday

I have been looking for a long time at the wonderful array of beads in the Bead Table Wednesday Flickr group and have decided to join in the fun.

Basically every Wednesday, we share a photo of what is on our bead table. Fun right? Lots of lovely beads to admire, covet and generally drool over!! So here is my first offering:

A mass of leaves all ready to be made into my signature bookmarks, some little raspberry coloured berry beads and some Drum Beads, inspired by the Wonderful Klew (aka Karen Lewis). I have been having some fun this week! Need to finish buffing some of them and then get them made up into items of gorgeousness!!

Hope you are having fun with your bead table today - do tell, leave me a comment and I would love to pop by and have a look at what you are up to today!

Pippa x

Monday, 10 October 2011

Quick Update!

Just a quick post to show you a couple of things I made with the Stroppel Cane of last week.
Am busy today making lots of leafy bookmarks. Hoping to make some Drum Beads inspired by Karen Lewis's amazing work. Will post again later in the week and let you see what happens!

Had a lovely weekend, working Saturday as always, but good friends coming for Lunch on Sunday, we had a great time.

Back to the grindstone now!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Everyone Is Doing It!!!

Doing The Stroppel Cane!!

Alice Stroppel's wonderful and innovative cane made from all your pieces of scrap cane, was Linkfeatured on Polymer Clay Daily this week to huge acclaim!! Everyone is doing it and having the "Funnest" time doing it!! You have to give it a go - here is the link warned though - it is highly addictive! Thank you so much Alice for sharing this wonderful technique with us all.

I have one small complaint about it though. Remember my new studio? (scroll down if you haven't been following).

My Beautiful, Clean, TIDY, Wonderful, Studio? Well, just look at it now!! Scrap Canes EVERYWHERE.

....................EVEN in my "clean zone" for jewellery assembly!!!!!! have a lot to answer for LOL!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Pippa