My bead table is often more about making the beads than making the jewellery. I tend to make the jewellery anywhere else than my bead table. For example, this weekend, I’ll be visiting my folks and home town… with a kit of jewellery makings. Show coming up the weekend after, after all!
As I make the canes to make my floral beads, I slice them up on cutting board sheets I grabbed at the dollar store. They’re nifty – great to slice on, drill on and stack on my table. This way I slice a few sheets full after which my helpful minion flattens them a little for me and then I finish them up.
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Right now, we have several bead tables. I have a big show May 27th and then a bead show from June 1 to 3. Production is in full gear here at Tooaquarius headquarters.
This would be what I made this afternoon though. Cute little Tiny Beads as I call them. It even says so on their box labels on my shelves.
I’ll start with the sane part, the escapee from my the asylum that is my bead table the last few weeks. I made a little forget-me-not flower, as several types of beads (this one made it to my shop), and paired them with lapis, sodalite and jasper beads that echoed the colours of the flower. The whole works are joined together with gunmetal wire.
The chaos part of the table isn’t pretty – this is what beads in the middle of getting holed look like. Little plastic shreds EVERYWHERE.
A few inches over from the mess are the beads that have been drilled already. And the Dremel tool I use to do the drilling. I figure there’s 14 or 1500 flowers there plus all the other chaos. The table is going to get scraped off soon, again.
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