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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

pillow bead pendant


Here's the pillow bead wrapped (I'm not the best "wrapper" - yo dude) with onyx, bali dangly thingie and SS Bail on a black ribbon. I sanded with 600x, then buffed. Perfect shine for me...

20 comments:

Kamoe-Clay said...

It looks sooo elegant... wooowww. I love the choice of color.

PoKoPat said...

Oh Ru ... that is so lovely! You've made it wondrous, dear. Wow! :)

c h e l said...

Beautiful!!

Kathi said...

oh man Barb...that is beautiful. Looks smoothery yanno. One day I gotta learn how to make them pillow beads.

Fae said...

omg I love that! There just aren't enough danglies in the world. :)

Connie said...

It's gorgeous dahlink! *G*

Barb aka rubarb said...

Thank you ladies all :o)

I've been wearing it all day...I don't wear much jewelry, so it's always a challenge to make something I'd like to wear. It's not bad...*g*

Hey Kath...didn't Sarah make some pillow beads with you guys? I got alot out of watching her make one.

Bert said...

Hi Barb! Your new beads are fab! I do a lot of bead embroidery, and I was wondering if you do any flatbacks or cabochons. I was thinking that a 25cm and two next size down and three next size down would be perfect for a necklace and clasp. Also do silversmithing and those would look great bezel set. Your beads are always the best!

Bert said...

I should have told you that "Bert" is for Roberta Mc.... from Phoenix. The Tucson bead shows had so much awesome polymer clay. Mention to Alice that when I was as sleepy I was coming down with fibromyalgia & slept 20 hours a day for weeks until it started to let up. That and fuzzy vision were my first symptoms.

Krista Sexon said...

Oh Wow, I love the black ribbon instead of a chain, Krista xx

Barb aka rubarb said...

Hi Roberta! So happy to see you here! You know, I got invited to a show in Tucson, called "To Bead True Blue." Guess how much they wanted to charge me for a table? 1000 freaking dollars!! I'm a starving artist, for heaven's sake! Hmmm...cabs huh? Are you interested? *g* I'll tell Alice what you said about FM...thanks for the kind words darlin :o)

Barb aka rubarb said...

Thanks Krista! Welcome...don't be shy...keep posting! Hey everyone Krista is from Cyprus...my geography is bad Krista. This is near or in Germany? I'm sorry, I feel like a dork :o)

Anyway, Krista makes beyootiful jewelry. I need to post on your blog...you and your husband should be models too! Wow, you're all gorgeous :o)

Kathi said...

Nope....we didn't make pillow beads...I don't think. at least not in that name. I was too busy playing photgrapher to remember. I think I ahve it figured out though. it is with the edges together and shaving the lip method yes?

Barb aka rubarb said...

yes Kath, that's the way...

I actually shape the pillow scrap first, lots of beveling the sides and pinching the corners...then apply the slices, then pinch all the edges and shave. I also use a puffinwand to smooth and shape. Do you want me to take any pics next time I do one?

Kathi said...

yes plz. pictures next time. I did get some of Sarah doing it but wasn't really paying attention. sheesh, pretty bad for the one taking thepiccies *g*

um...Cyprus is by Greece I think....down south of Germany on the Med Sea.

Barb aka rubarb said...

I think when Krista bought some beads from me, the address was in Germany or the UK. I think you're right tho...dang, my memory is barely there ;o)

kay, will take pics of the next pillow bead steps for ya.

Kathi said...

Have I mentioned lately that I wuvs you? *smooch* thanks :)

btw...Klew was at To Bead True Blue. Dayam, had no clue..er klew...er clue the tables were so freaking expensive. but I understand you can make that back and more. getting started is problem. I sure don't ahve that chunk of change to start with.

Barb aka rubarb said...

well, that's what they told me...but I think Cheryl (easy now ;o) said she and Christi shared a $500 table.

It would be difficult, but not impossible to come up with the bucks...but since I really didn't know anything about it when I mentioned it to DH, I just passed...and coming up with enough inventory would be another problem.

I'm thinking about doing a show in the park across the street from Old Town and the museums here in "burque." It will be in April for the city's 300th BD...parades, etc also. I don't even know if I can come up with enough stuff for that!

Smoochies back!

Krista Sexon said...

Lol Yep cyprus is right, hubbys in the forces so we r on a british airforce base out here RAF Akrotiri, dunno about being near Germany lol its near Turkey and Eyjpt we got some Americans out here to though, so theres a couple of American bars on the camp next to there quarters, my friends the manager of one of the american bars, so I go there quite a lot.Only 18 months left then I can go back to the UK I cant wait lol.Anyway iv been looking at using ribbon for a while and now u have inspired me to give it a go, I love the way that looks :0)

Barb aka rubarb said...

I've been wearing this for a few days which is unusual for me. I think the ribbon is very comfortable. I have one in a pale lavender color and I made a bead to go with it. I'll show it to you in the next few days :o)