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sari0009
March 14th, 2008, 06:15 PM
This is only an initial stringing...bead caps may be added, focal bead will dangle with care.


http://x1f.xanga.com/02cc4bf436632178356738/o136070123.jpg
http://x60.xanga.com/68cc566749033178356741/o136070126.jpg


Tube beads are paper, celtic beads are polymer, and the fish is carved from yak bone but is the one bead I didn't make here.

Agaliha
March 14th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Looks very cool!


I saw this thing on TV with a lady that makes paper beads (out of ads, coupons, newspapers) and sells them for 1000s of dollars! One was 6k!

sari0009
March 14th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Thanks, Agaliha!

Wow, that's pretty expensive reused paper!

Willow Rosette
March 14th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Sari I love them! Have you ever made rose beads?? I couldnt get it turn out right when I made them but Im thinking you would be great at it.

Agaliha
March 14th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Thanks, Agaliha!

Wow, that's pretty expensive reused paper!

You're welcome ;)

Yeah, her stuff was pretty complex, but still, 6k is a lot.
I'll see if I can find her online...

sari0009
March 14th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Thanks, Willow Rossette!

The paper beads were more difficult, I thought.

The polymer clay beads were easy but time intensive. I used a failed attempt at polymer goldstone to create round beads on a Amaco Tri-Bead roller, then gently situated each ball of polymer on a celtic stamp, carefully situated another celtic stamp on the top side, and pressed a certain amount. I then dipped my fingertip in a jar of Pearl Ex mica powder and gently rubbed it over the stamped areas on both sides. These were then baked on an Amaco Bead Rack to avoid distorting the beads by laying them directly down on a pan.

sari0009
March 14th, 2008, 06:46 PM
You're welcome ;)

Yeah, her stuff was pretty complex, but still, 6k is a lot.
I'll see if I can find her online...



Yes, that would be interesting -- I'm curious as to why she can demand and get that much! Wowser!

Agaliha
March 14th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Whew! Found it. Pretty sure, the stuff looks really familiar.

http://newspaperjewelry.com/COUPSA.html

The stuff on there isn't that expensive...perhaps she sells the rest somewhere else. Not sure.

http://www.atthegallery.com/artists/mitchell.html

sari0009
March 14th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Sari I love them! Have you ever made rose beads?? I couldnt get it turn out right when I made them but Im thinking you would be great at it.

Wait a minute, you mean shaped on two sides like a rose (http://www.eacardsandcrafts.co.uk/Beads/Images/ColouredRoseBeads.jpg)? Now that I haven't but I bet it would be fun! I'd probably bake one half (with a half impression of a bead hole) and then make the other and attach it, completing the bead hole...something like that. Easier to handle.

sari0009
March 14th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Whew! Found it. Pretty sure, the stuff looks really familiar.

http://newspaperjewelry.com/COUPSA.html

The stuff on there isn't that expensive...perhaps she sells the rest somewhere else. Not sure.

http://www.atthegallery.com/artists/mitchell.html

Wow. She's got it all categorized and everything...but I still don't see how her work fetches that much (scratches head), though the one made from loosing lottery tickes is humorous.

Willow Rosette
March 14th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Here (http://www.thebeadsite.com/BMM-ROSE.htm) is the recipe I used when I made them. If you could make them as beautiful as the ones in your link I want to be the first one to order them LMAO.


Wait a minute, you mean shaped on two sides like a rose (http://www.eacardsandcrafts.co.uk/Beads/Images/ColouredRoseBeads.jpg)? Now that I haven't but I bet it would be fun! I'd probably bake one half (with a half impression of a bead hole) and then make the other and attach it, completing the bead hole...something like that. Easier to handle.

sari0009
March 14th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Here (http://www.thebeadsite.com/BMM-ROSE.htm) is the recipe I used when I made them. If you could make them as beautiful as the ones in your link I want to be the first one to order them LMAO.

Ohhh, that kind. I'd use the petals off our own (if I remember, and that's a big if), but would have to wait for them to bloom, enjoy them for a bit, and then...give them a whirl! :smileroll

Zephyrstorm
March 15th, 2008, 12:19 AM
I am always in awe of your beads. Seriously.

sari0009
March 15th, 2008, 07:12 AM
I am always in awe of your beads. Seriously.

Thanks!

Willow Rosette
March 15th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Ohhh, that kind. I'd use the petals off our own (if I remember, and that's a big if), but would have to wait for them to bloom, enjoy them for a bit, and then...give them a whirl! :smileroll
With as artistic as you are I would not be suprised to see you make up your own amazing version.


I am always in awe of your beads. Seriously.

:hehehehe:

sari0009
March 15th, 2008, 07:32 PM
With as artistic as you are I would not be suprised to see you make up your own amazing version.



:hehehehe:

Could be fun, if I didn't ruin the petal pulp. That has a ring to it..."petal pulp."

:spinnysmi

Willow Rosette
March 15th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Could be fun, if I didn't ruin the petal pulp. That has a ring to it..."petal pulp."

:spinnysmi

You wouldnt ruin it, you would simply change it and make it unique. :smileroll

sari0009
March 17th, 2008, 08:25 PM
You wouldnt ruin it, you would simply change it and make it unique. :smileroll

Usually, I can make mistakes into something else, but not always. I'm expecially nervous with pulps one has to reduce stove top.

Willow Rosette
March 18th, 2008, 02:23 AM
Usually, I can make mistakes into something else, but not always. I'm expecially nervous with pulps one has to reduce stove top.

Thats when you know you are a true artist. LMAO I make a mistake and Im just screwed :T

RavenStars
March 25th, 2008, 02:55 PM
What's that quote? We all make mistakes, the art is knowing which ones to keep. Something like that. I love the paper beads! Maybe it's a matter of what you make them out of and market that :T As always, I love your work! Can't wait to see the rose scented beads! Wish I could smell them.

sari0009
March 25th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Thanks! I'm still giving them many coats of Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze. They dry at least 48 hours between coats.

I've started some other paper beads with a totally different color palette. They're too much fun!