Little polymer clay beads are one of the happy things in my world. Which is good because there’s a fair number of them in my world, too. Here’s a few of the latest:
These are wild petunia (the light purple), violets, crocus and little white accent flowers. The petunias could be another type of violet easily enough. I could spend MONTHS poking through Google Images looking at flowers. I probably have, actually.
For you local folk who read here: I’ll be volunteering at the Art Gallery from 1-5 this afternoon which means I’ll ALSO be working on my clay projects. I’m not sure exactly what I’ll get up to but I figure some blends at least. I always need to do those.
I know I have it in reverse, April Flowers and not April Showers. I’m hoping it stays this way though, nice and warm and flowery. Even if the flowers are clay ones in my bead bowls.
I made more of the beads I’ve used for the last few dangle flower pieces. I’m hoping to get enough of these to assemble quite a selection of bracelets, necklaces and earrings for my upcoming big shows. Extra beads to sell at the bead show would be icing on the cake because the shape of these makes for fun pieces.
I have a whole stack of new canes in progress here (apart from the ones that made these beads!) so more pictures in a day or two. And I’m off to spend the proceeds of the Most Excellent Show last week on more clay!
Unlike my neighbours to the south east, it’s been lovely here for weeks. The weather has been mild and springlike. After finishing off most of the stacks of canes for my spring stock I made mini canes up from the ends and pieces and turned those into my favourite slice beads!
So here’s what a slice of spring (canes) looks like:
You have to pretend the bits of drill dust are pollen k?