Friday, 27 January 2012

And yet more Beads

The latest batch of beads - all Saturn beads this time. 

First of all there are my disc shaped Saturn beads. 

Loving the Lilac

Then 2 sets of round Saturn beads

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Even more beadies

Even more beadies. I love these first beads with the dark jelly roll on them.

I used a Cernit and Fimo mixed green for the background of these and it works well. 

These next beads are made using only Cernit for the background. The canes are mostly Fimo and the two clays do not work together in this way. The canes do not merge into the background at all and the white translucent background of the cane turns mostly white during curing. I won't be using a cernit only background again.  

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Cara's cat tutorial

Cara Jane has posted a copy of her wonderful cat tutorial for us all to share. If you haven't already seen this, you can get the tutorial here:

Here are my kitties, made following this tutorial. 

This was my first - he will always hold a special place in my heart!

This little fellow likes catching mice so I had to put a bell on his collar. 

Here is my glamour puss

This little lady demands the best so I made her this designer (FloRaeMe designs) collar with clown fish charm. 

This one is my favourite though ;)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

More beadies - Big and Red!

And again, more beadies using up the fimo. This time red ones, maybe for the fast approaching valentines day 

and rather big beadies:

Monday, 23 January 2012

Couldn't resist

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain....

Latest beadies

Continuing with the monster bead making and using up that Fimo here are my latest creations.

The first is my spring inspired set. I'm hoping for spring instead of the strong winds we have been having lately in the UK. 

Made up jewellery eventually to follow. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Latest beadies

I've been trying to use up my fimo stocks lately. I like to work with Kato and Premo but I don't seem to get on as well with Fimo. I have seen some artists do amazing work with Fimo, but for me the results aren't as good. Fimo tends to be readily available to buy in the UK though, so I find myself buying it when I notice that it is on sale. 

I have a fair amount of Fimo and now many Fimo canes! I also bought some Fimo Soft to practice the play dough technique. You can check out some of those results here:

So recently I have been working on some beadies using those fimo canes. 

These beadies are nice and chunky, but you can't tell in the pic.

I think the beads, particularly the last set, will look better when made up into some jewellery. 

Friday, 6 January 2012

New year canes

Latest cane. This is from Zuleykha's sunflower cane tutorial

These tutorials are so great I feel they each deserve a separate post.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

New year canes

Another new year cane based on the exotic flower cane tutorial from Mars Designs. 

I love the colour combination. I'm using up my Fimo stocks at the moment so my colour choice is limited but in this instance it works well. 

Better photography from me too :)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New year canes

I was given some tutorials as a gift this Christmas and I bought some for myself so I've been looking forward to making the canes.

Here's the first, a gerbera daisy cane from Mars Designs. I should add that it was made rather quickly last night so it's a little uneven!