Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I finished up a couple of quick pieces as a break from writing final papers.  Graduate school is really taking away from my ability to get much beading done.  Then again, I am learning about all kinds of esoteric theater traditions, maybe at some point they will be an inspiration.  Meanwhile these will be up in my Etsy shop soon.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Making my own beads

For a long time I have been thinking about making my own beads.  Well over a decade ago I remember making some glass beads with a friend who had a kit.  However, for similar reasons that I am not pursuing soldering and silver work at home (i.e I live in a tiny NYC apartment with bad ventilation), glass didn't seem the way to go for the moment.
So I decided to start with polymer clay.  I started out by just playing around with some color mixing, but I like the result:

And then I decided to make a butterfly.  Not bad for a first day's try.