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Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« on: May 08, 2017, 04:30:53 PM »
I have been busy with Helen Breil's latest tutorial, for magnetic pendants. 

The magnets allow you to change between different stringing methods.

Had a lot of fun with these!

Magnetic pendants by Carrie Harvey, on Flickr

Magnetic pendants by Carrie Harvey, on Flickr

Magnetic pendants by Carrie Harvey, on Flickr
« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 09:09:25 AM by Carrie »

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 02:17:27 PM »
Stunning Carrie!

And even though following a tutorial - they still have your unique style to them.

I really like them all a lot, but i think the ones in the middle photo are particularly cool. There is a cool mid-century vibe to them

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 05:21:27 PM »
Thanks  :) 
I'm pleased you said they had my style.....certainly they don't look too much like Helen's - but I don't know what my style is as I chop and change so much  ;D

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 11:19:04 PM »
Ooh, really lovely Carrie.

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 09:14:07 AM »
Thank you  :)

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 06:01:42 PM »
Two more pendants based on Helen Breil's tutorial - the one on the left has magnets, the right-hand one has loops to attach the chain. 

Two pendants by Carrie Harvey, on Flickr

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 09:01:45 PM »
Gorgeous, the left one is really me!

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 09:42:41 PM »
Thanks!  I'm rather fond of that one too!

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 08:36:29 PM »
Goodness me - isn't anyone else making anything?!  I'm definitely making up for all the months and months when I didn't do anything more than look guiltily at my clay and supplies!

You might have noticed the current craze for paper napkin transfers - Patricia Roberts-Thompson posted a great video on YouTube https://youtu.be/cjwFJ2ZxpgM

There are some seriously gorgeous napkin designs and my challenge is to find things to do with them! 
For this I covered a 2" wide hollow bead blank (what will I do with it?!) where I cut sections from a napkin to help overcome the problem of getting the design to go round a curved surface.  After baking the bead is soaked in water and the paper rubbed off....hmm...I can see a few "fuzzies" on the bead where I haven't got it all off...one of the hazards of close-up photos  ;D

Large hollow bead with napkin transfer. by Carrie Harvey, on Flickr


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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 11:17:11 PM »
Thanks for the link Carrie, I've just watched the vid and it's really interesting that the pattern transfers just by burnishing the paper to the clay. Guess what I'm going to be looking for next time I go shopping!

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 08:17:55 AM »
I warn you, it's addictive!

Some of the people who've tried it haven't had much success and some colours don't always seem to transfer, but I haven't had any problems so far.  One theory is that burnishing really well is the secret, and maybe some napkins have different ink or something.  The ones I've used are sold as suitable for decoupage.  Sticky clay is suggested too but  I did some tests on Fimo Pro which was all I had at the time and that wasn't sticky.  So it might be down to luck!
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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 10:52:43 PM »
Mmmm fimo pro is a harder clay, perhaps softening it with diluent will solve that problem. I often do that with FP depending on what I'm trying to do. I'm wondering if really cheap napkins will be best for transfer as the inks used may be quite fugitive, on the other hand cheapies might harbour ink that fades, something to experiment with I think.

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 07:53:47 PM »
I didn't make it clear, but Fimo Pro worked just as well as sticky Premo  :)

While not expensive as such, the napkins I've used are probably better quality than, say, poundshop ones might be.

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 06:32:16 PM »
Had a go at some pendants using the napkin transfer technique.  Various backgrounds - translucent, white and silver-leaf with translucent over it.

Pendant by Carrie Harvey, on Flickr

Two pendants by Carrie Harvey, on Flickr

Two pendants by Carrie Harvey, on Flickr

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Re: Beads and Jewellery showcase - May 2017
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 11:14:01 PM »
Haven't the colours come out nice and strong? Very pretty.