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Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« on: May 01, 2016, 10:32:59 AM »
Allegedly it is Spring now, but no-one seems to have told the trees around here...

So let's see your May Makes everyone - and help me banish these winter blues!

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 09:59:25 PM »
Tribal

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 10:38:10 PM »
WOW!  I really like that one, Joe!  A striking and very effective pattern and I like the way you've used two darker beads at the hinge.  :)
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 10:48:54 PM »
My first in May. 

I finished a set for our daughter's 21st birthday and promptly failed to photograph them, like the numpty I am.  ::)  They were similar to a set I've posted on the forum before though.

Sooo ...  Moving away from the bark, I had this thought that I'd like to try my hand at faux granite and slate.  Here in the Lake District, we have lots of both and they are often covered in lichen.  This first one I was going to leave bare, but just couldn't resist adding some lichen to the crack.  Are there tablets I can take for my lichen and fungus addiction?  Or does anyone know a good therapist? :D



Next up, very simple unadulterated spear faux bark/cork earrings.  Not a molecule of moss or lichen or anything else in sight. ... My wife confiscated my ball tools and made me drink coffee until I got over the urge!

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 11:07:08 PM »
I like that "corky" look you get.
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 11:44:09 PM »
Thank you, Karolina.  It's so easy peasy to do, I embarrass myself!  :o
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 05:03:09 PM »
I did some more of the peacock/reptile pattern clay.  Would you believe it?  Last time I used 18ct Gold Sculpey instead of Antique Gold.  This time, I thought I had antique gold, but didn't - so had to use ordinary gold which I don't like so much on this because its a bit too orangey.  What a muppet!   ::)  I was making something for our daughter's 21st birthday and didn't have time to wait for the right gold to arrive.  Anyway, it looked OK as it happens.

I have some sheets left.  I liked a stripe pattern on one of the off-cuts and a pod pendant immediately sprung to mind - so thats what I made.



Our daughter wears rings and earrings, but isn't too keen on bracelets and necklaces/pendants as she says she finds them irritating.  This is not good news as pendants are all I know how to make.  :o  Anyway, I got a nice silver plated ring blank and used a piece of the peacock stuff to make a little cabochon.  I think she'll like it.  I've given it a few coats of Johnson's Klear.  Grand stuff that is.  :D

 
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 06:19:20 PM »
Those are lovely Alan

I used to like mixing a bit of dark green into the premo golds to tone them down a bit - some people do the same with a pinch of black I think.

Not sure as its a long time since I used them.

Either way, you're making those colours sing so don't stop whatever your doing - it's obviously working!

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 08:42:17 PM »
I love the black and white beads, Joe, and just the right bit of contrast too, with the two darker ones  8)

What a great mixture, Alan!  I believe it's some sort of powder you can use to clear up that fungus  ;D ;D ;D
Your daughter will love the ring - it's beautiful!

I was going to suggest adding a bit of black but Emma beat me to it  :)


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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2016, 12:25:49 AM »
Thank you so much Emma and Carrie. :)

I'll try the black or dark green with that gold, ladies.  Thank you for the tip.  The stupid thing is that I usually order antique gold because I like it, but for some reason I ordered just the ordinary gold.  Must pay more attention!  ::)

Carrie, I've got some athlete's foot powder.  Do you think that would work? :D  If it gets rid of polymer clay fungi, I'll go 50/50 with you on the royalties. ... This time next year, we'll be millionaires! lol
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2016, 09:07:21 AM »
erm ..yeah, I'd hold off sending the resignation letters to your current employers for a while  :P :P


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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2016, 09:33:13 AM »
Ha! Ha! And to think I was going to ask if EJR Beads would be the exclusive and sole supplier of 'Fung-away: The Poymer Clay Fungus Eradication and Control Powder', Emma.  ... O ye of little faith!  ;D
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2016, 02:17:07 PM »
I know - I just have zero vision huh!

lol

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2016, 02:38:07 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - May 2016
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2016, 09:22:57 PM »
I know - I just have zero vision huh!

lol

Emma

Yup!  Zero vision, Emma! Rotfl! OR ... common sense ... which is why you have a successful online shop, a website and forum and are an experienced clay artist - and I'm not.  :o We're still going to hit the million next year though. :D

On a more serious note - do you know if athlete's foot powder dissolves in liquid Fimo? lol  ;)
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