Using Those Beads

A long time ago when I first started with clay, I made beads to use in my jewelrymaking. Once clay had me in it’s grip I made jewelry to showcase my clay beads.

I’ve been enjoying a spot of jewelrymaking this month though. Most of it will go to my fall shows and it’s been a fun trip preparing. One of my challenges was figuring out some uses for pillow shaped beads. These are a bead shape I had never really used in my own creations and that I had only begun to make at the request of customers. I’m having fun now though!

Mocha Pillows Bracelet Pink Pillows Bracelet Lavender Pillow Bracelet

Coffee Tones Pillow Necklace Blue Green Pillow Necklace Pillow Bead Bookmark

There’s other things than pillow bead creations of course – I used a few older beads of mine to make silly cake earrings, bookmarks and some new, sweet roses to make bouquets for your ears and wrist.

And a fellow blogger (and super talented beadmaker) had a very good idea for how to display earrings at shows. Take a peek.

2 Responses

  1. I am relatively new to polymer clay and trying new techniques as I grow. I love your pillow beads pictured here. Is there a free tutorial for them (would love to pay, but unemployed for 8 mos.). Thanks for your help.