Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bead Class preview

Here are a few of the beads (let's be honest, just the good ones) I've done so far to prep for next weekend's class. Gwen came over last night and we played and played. When I first learned to make them I was taught using the embossing gun, but after some trial and error I simplified the process immensely and really believe I've got a foolproof way for everyone to be successful and have a lot of fun.

If you're planning on participating Saturday night, I suggest you roll a bunch of beads ahead of time, so you're ready to go and not held up by the mundane. Don't worry, I'll go over it in class, but to get you started: roll strips of paper around a bamboo skewer securing with a dab of white glue. Text weight works best 1" x 3" or 1 1/2" x 3". If you're going to use patterned scrapbook cardstock it'll be trickier, but still work.


cbshai said...

yours are looking WAY better than the ones I was trying to do up as practice.
nice work--as always

n8tvtexan said...

Those are gorgeous! I wish I coudl get all the proper supplies here. I will five it a try with my bronze though. Now I just have to remember the class. lol This 15 hour time difference gets me confused sometimes.

Gwendols said...

Looking forward to tonight. :) Your beads look amazing.