Sunday, June 6, 2010

My favorite creations for the week!

Each week I have a few sets of beads that I just love. This week, it seems that the citrus colors are what I'm leaning towards! The orange beads remind me of a cool orange smoothie, while the lemon and lime beads remind me of a tall glass of lemonade! Maybe I'm just really thirsty this week!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Little Fatties

I have been wanting to try a new way to make beads lately. Intrigued by the fatter beads, I experimented by gluing two magazine pages together, then cutting along the length to add more girth to the beads. While it was more difficult to cut, these beads turned out to be fatter and more substantial than beads made with one sheet. One thing I did learn was to make sure to spread the glue evenly to prevent the pages from coming apart when rolling. I will be sure to incorporate this method in the future with some of my inch and half inch beads, considering how pleasing the results were!