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Friday, February 01, 2008

Flora bead set with leaves



This is my first try at making leaf beads to go with the flora beads. They look a bit clunky to me, so today I'll try something else. Also, not sure about antiquing and gilding them...they look nice just as they are.

And here is one of the focals from last post with matching capped lentils.

6 comments:

Kathi said...

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Holy crow gf...for a first leaf bead try those are amazing. maybe a bit smaller but dang, I think you got it. And the focal with the matched lentils. *drool* beautiful. There are no other words...just beautiful.

Cat said...

That truly is gorgeous, Barbara. Your florals are just outstanding, and your style is really unique.

Susan T said...

As I said in flickr...these are my new favs! I love them. As far as gilding....I can see a little. You do it so well and so subtley and it always adds something I didn't know I wanted!!!! Or make another set like them and try it! I wish I lived next door!!! :)

Karen Tremblay said...

Oh fabulous, Barb! I agree with Kathi, maybe a touch smaller so as not to take away from the focals but otherwise fantastic!

I always look forward to seeing what you do next!

Barb aka rubarb said...

Thank you ladies! I made up a few more today...a couple of the leaf beads turned okay, I definitely need more practice making them...

Thank you again...have a great weekend everyone, and *PLEASE VOTE* on Tuesday!

Jael said...

mmmmm beautiful... I specially love the gilded set...

Is there any kind of gloss on the flower or the bead caps where the gilding is?