There are always beads on my table.
Sometimes there’s LOTS of beads on my table. Especially when it’s a bake-more-than-one-pan day like today…
Mostly all of those beads get holes or a little paint or varnish or sanding but I did actually turn a few of them into a daisy chain bracelet.
When I first started beading I used to make miles of daisy chains. Years later I made the first of these tiny little flower beads (they’re 1/2″ or less across). They’re cute but I don’t use them for much except as dangles on bigger pieces. This is a prototype because I’d love some simple “wrap” style bracelet with these. This one is strung on memory wire with a firm hook loop to help it keep it’s shape. The leaves dangle from part of the clasp.
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Not that the studio is bare or even slightly empty but my bead table – ie: the project pile – is a little barren right now. I’m still working through the backlog of cleaning, organizing and planning from the bead show. Up there is a snapshot of some of the big wholesale order of metal stuff that was waiting for me when I came home.
This is what I baked up this morning. I’m hoping to run my slightly belated spring sale soon (coincide it with the BSBP reveal on Saturday maybe?) and trying to top up all of the crowd favourites in my shop before it goes on.
These will be thicker flat flower beads. They work great for simpler stringing than the dangle flowers. I often antique and distress them a little when I use them in pieces. Once these guys are done I’ll photo the whole collection I have left from the bead show and list them all.
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Alrighty, there’s not much of the table left showing. The studio is due for it’s end of year scrape and toss and the bead table happens to be the horizontal surface nearest the door. Things get piled. Including serious tons of beads.
Hoping next week there’s a pretty, clean table to show off!