Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Favorite Technique: Bead Making

This post is written by Gingerbells

My favorite technique has always been bead making and incorporating them in my designs.

I made jewelry featuring only commercial supplies for years and while they were pretty there was nothing to them that made them truly mine, anyone buying the same supplies could make the same pieces.

Then I found polymer clay and was so excited about all that can be done with it. It brought a new dimension to my jewelry designs. I now feel like every piece I make is truly mine; good or bad.

I love to make beads in many shapes sizes and colors. I love to use canes to make my beads, the combination of colors and patterns can make some beautiful beads. I make them for stringing and for my favorite style which is bead-woven and bead embroidered designs.

I love polymer clay because there are no limitations to what can be done with it.

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5 Smooshing Thoughts:

2 Good Claymates said...

The pieces shown are just lovely! I can relate to your story as I discovered polymer clay in the same way.

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

Your Smoochers group makes awesome jewlery!

Cat said...

I wish I'll be as good as you one day. I just started my journey.

Beautiful pieces!

Ginger said...

Thanks for your comments guys.

ClayItAgain / 12MidnightOils said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!