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Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« on: June 03, 2016, 09:10:12 PM »
Welcome to the summer - or the winter for those south of the equator!  Here's the place to post beads and jewellery you make during June.
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 10:19:59 PM »
I'll start us off with some flowery things.

The background to this one is Sculpey Premo Accents Pearl Peacock - which is a colour I absolutely love!



The backgrounds to the next two are kind of neon orange.  I hate orange, but can just about cope with these.  ;D  The circular one is orange mixed with green micro glitter and is quite nice I think.




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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 05:49:25 AM »
Well done that man for starting the new showcase - remember guys, I never know what day of the week it is, let alone what month. So if a new showcase is needed, just start one!

Very nice pendants Alan - I like the last one especially, it has a very tropical look

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 11:48:57 AM »
Thank you, Emma.  :)

I wouldn't have started one except I noticed that others have started the odd one in the past and I wanted to keep things right. :)
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 01:56:10 PM »
The blue one is my favorite!
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 05:07:49 PM »
The glitter added to the orange makes a world of difference!
Very pretty.

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 08:54:42 PM »
Yup - always feel free to start a new gallery if there isn't one already.

Its funny - I used to loathe orange, but I have come to quite like it these days. All the more so if it is teamed with greens, so the glitter is an inspired choice there. I think its since moving into a 70s house, its made me get my groove on!

The purples and greens are brought alive against the orange too.

Skinner blends of Orange to Yellow are another nice way to use orange I think, the yellow is enough to temper the Atomic orange into nice sunset shades - and well, who doesn't like a sunset?

But orange is not an easy colour to use sucessfully in claywork is it - so double points there for making it sing!

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 08:28:23 PM »
Thank you, Ladies.  :)

I like the blue one too, Karolina, but then I'm in love with that Sculpey Pearl Peacock colour. :)

I detest glitter, Carrie ... it gets everywhere it shouldn't.  My wife and daughter laugh when I get given a birthday card covered in glitter as I become almost OCD removing it from my hands and everywhere else.  :D  I do think it looks great mixed in with the orange clay though.

Thank you, Emma.  I think my dislike of orange goes back to the time when my mum painted the doors and skirting boards in a kind of mustard colour.  I know mustard isn't orange, but I don't like orange or orangey yellows as a result.  I LOVE lemon yellow and cream - just not dark or orangey yellows. lol  I am growing to like this intense orange colour though.  It looks even more vibrant in the flesh, as it were.  I must try a yellow/orange skinner blend.  As you say - who doesn't love a sunset? :)
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2016, 09:04:05 PM »
Some recent abstract pendants - the last two, made today.







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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2016, 11:50:36 AM »
They are all great!

I am torn between the 2nd and the 4th for my fave though

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2016, 05:56:33 PM »
I made a pendant from a tutorial by Sonya Girodon.  It has some issues, the main one is I used too much varnish and it run into the bowl shaped middle in a shiny puddle.  Not done varnishing before, I used Fimo Deco Gel and it must be about 5 years old, does it go off, or was it operators error.

 
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2016, 10:36:09 PM »
It is gorgeous Ann!

I don't know that Fimo Gel goes off - certainly I've been working a bottle for years now on and off and never seem to notice it behaving any differently.

It is quite viscous until baked though and will settle quite quickly - which means you need to work it with thinner layers maybe, or experiment with  flash-setting it with a heat gun prior to baking maybe?

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2016, 11:37:43 PM »
Thanks Emma, I am going to play around with baking scrap clay into domed shapes, to practise on.  My guess of operators error is probably right then.
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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2016, 05:27:07 PM »
Have been busy, made two more Sonya Girodon pendants.  Not varnished yet.

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - June, 2016
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2016, 05:29:48 PM »
And a purple necklace.  The beads on this have a subtle curve to them, thanks to an empty whisky bottle.  It is flat at the back, with a gentle curve on the front and fits my oven perfectly.
Ann from Croydon, Surrey