Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Little silver beads….

Last weekend I spent another day at a silver clay workshop.  This time it was making beads and findings and I learnt so many new techniques.  My sketch book is filling up fast with projects now.

So here are some of the beads I made on the day. 

SmallLentil First up, my favourite of the day, a small lentil bead.  I just love lentil beads, and this one is tiny at 10mm in diameter.  


This textured tube is now on a snake chain as I think it makes a wonderful focal bead at just under 30mm long.


Lastly, my etched pillow bead. Two brilliant techniques, although I do need to refine this one but it’s not bad for a first attempt.

As always, now all I need is time!  Bit tricky with the school holidays in full flow as I won’t be getting my usual me time each week.


Suz said...

They are all beautiful, just stunning! The tiny one is especially adorable.

mandijane said...

Simply Stunning, I'm Jealous :)

Ann said...

My favourite is the 'textured tube' but they are all lovely. I hope you get time to play during the summer.

Sarah xx said...

Oh Vicki these are all lovely, but the first is my fave! I can't begin to imagine how you make them but you are very clever!! xx