Tuesday, March 11, 2008
With these, I'm doing something I've never done before which I was always quite proud of. I've never used cutters for my floral beads up until now. I've been wanting to experiment with crackling for a while now, and this was really the only way to do it. I bought a few round cutters yesterday and pushed them into oval shapes. I'm still experimenting with different centers. I haven't found one that I totally love yet...
I've been using Daler-Rowney and Liquitex paints, along with inks and perfect pearls. Next, I think I'll try some Jone-Tones Foils and the foils that I got from Emma Ralph a loooong time ago :o)
Anyhow, these on the worktable now are getting ready for the oven. If you'd like to see some finished beads, check out my flickr site.