Thursday, January 28, 2016

Art Beads......a new passion


 
I pulled out the polymer clay

and decided to give it a try again...
 


This time I decided to try free form hand shaped beads...
 





 
 
I plan to incorporate these art beads
 
into some of my jewelry designs...
 
 
 





I use Fimo, Primo, Sculpey......I like them all!
 






 
Round, square, flat, leaves, birds.......art beads





 
This is my first attempt at owl beads






Tools of the Trade




 
Feather Beads......from a push mold
 
 
 
 


 
These are fresh out of the oven....Feathers
 
I will paint over these with white paint then wipe it off.
 





 
This is my Clay set up at the kitchen table.
 
I don't have a dedicated clay work space......yet.
 
 
 
 
Here are a few Valentines necklaces I put together:
 

 
I had a lot of fun making the birds, beads and hearts...
 
 
 

 
Necklace 1
 
 
 

 
Necklace 2
 
 
 
 

 
Necklace 3
 
 
 
 

 
Necklace 4
 
 
 
 

 
Necklace 5
 
 
 
 

 
Necklace 6
 
 
 
 

 
Necklace 7
 
 
 
 

 
Necklace 8
 
 
 
 

 
Necklace 9
 
 
 
 
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

5 comments:

QuiltShopGal said...

Total #CreativeGoodness. I absolutely love all of your beads, but I must confess the owls are my absolute favorite. What a hoot - too cute!

QuiltShopGal
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Kristy said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! What did you use to paint them? I love the owls, hearts and the colors. So beautiful! K-

LuAnn Kessi said...

So glad you like the art beads. They aren't painted. I combine different colors of clay to create my own custom colors of beads. After they beads are baked I can paint an acrylic paint on them, then rub it off, then the paint stays in the recesses to accent those areas.
LuAnn Kessi

Águeda said...

Is a great job! Lotsof patience and skill.

Vicki W said...

Wow! You certainly mastered that quickly!