Thursday, June 18, 2009

What to do with all those demo samples?

Hmmm............. make more jewellery of course!

So here's today's eye candy - a bracelet, a necklace and a cuff.

Making simple, strung bracelets is one of my favourite ways to make up twisted beads. It only takes the addition of a few glass and metal beads to turn the Friendly Plastic beads into something special. This one is called Spicy Tango.
Daisy Chain
was a little more difficult to create. The colours I'd marbled together were so different to my usual colour palette that it was challenging to find suitable findings to work with it. In the end I chose a daisy shaped filigree stamping which complemented the flower shape perfectly. The Swarovski crystal in the centre is a headpin which is threaded firstly through a bead cap, then the daisy filigree and finally, the Friendly Plastic flower. It's sandwiched between the front and back layers and then it becomes the bail. I'm very pleased with the way it came together.
And the last piece for today is pretty gold, pink and burgundy. These colours are so ME!
Burgundy Daisy Cuff

I marbled these colours together with a plastic afro comb - you know the kind... with thick, plastic tines. I coated it with cooking oil first because as you might have guessed, plastic sticks to plastic. The afro comb produced very deep channels but that worked really well with this colour combination as it exposed the pink base of the orange/gold stick.

I used an eye pin to connect all the layers together and wired it through the holes in the cuff, tucking it neatly back and forth to secure. A couple of little beads attached to the eye pin of the glass pearl add movement and finish it off nicely.

I still have plenty more sample pieces to play with so who knows what might turn up on my blog next. There are still marbled alphabet letters and textured pieces that I haven't even touched and these could yield interesting results, so stayed tuned for a later instalment.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! These are stunning Myléne. The colours are so beautiful and warm.

  2. I really enjoyed doing your friendly plastic workshop at the Scrapbooking and Papercraft convention ... and thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog.

  3. Thank you Angela. So nice of you to stop by. Hugs, Myléne

  4. Thanks Diana.
    I loved the ATCs on your blog - the folded one especially. That is a gorgeous piece of art!

  5. I just spent some time browsing on your blog and I love so much of your work. Would love the chance to do one of your workshops with friendly plastic. I also love polished pigments. How wonderful that they will still be available.

  6. je suis française et je suis fan de vos créations!!! bravo!!salutations karine

  7. Merci, Karine!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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