Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tutorial for the Bubble Beads

The tutorial is done!
Try it, and enjoy. Let me know how it's go.

My Work Table (Please excuse the mess)

Here's are the pictures of my work table. It looks like the hurricane just went through, isn't it? DH lets me keep my table next to the store window. One side I have my beads and I do beading projects there, the other side is for clay. I switch back and forth between 2 sides. It's funny how people look through the window of the computer store and see me making beads, so they come in just to see what am I making. LOL


Using one of my homemade plate and hidden magic technique, I got this gorgeous design.
I'm not sure what I want to do with it, may be a pendant. Any suggestion?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Bubbles

Using one of the texture plate that I made, I get this bubblely design on my beads. Using the same technique that I always use, the Hidden Magic, I can used the cut-out, little pieces to make matching little beads. They are really cute and fun to make.
These bubble beads will go to the market in Florida this week.
P.S. The texture plate for the Bubble was created by pushing the different sizes of Sterling Silver beads on to the clay. SS beads, because they are round, unlike glass beads. Randomly arrange the SS beads on the sheet of clay, push them down one by one and leave them there until you finish with everyone of them, then lift them up one by one. This way each indentation will keep its round shape. Also, by using SS beads, it will be easier to lift them up with the needle because they have a big hole. :) Email me if you have anymore question.

Saturday, February 17, 2007


I got the idea from Susan Rose - Polymerclaynotes, about the French Tutorial for making key cover.The top part of my son's car key was broken off, so I covered it with Black clay and added some decoration. He thinks it is so cool.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Texture Plates

I have a big block of this Red color that I don't like because it'd changed color after baking. So, I'd decided to make some texture plates, and I had a lot of fun making them. I am thinking Spring, can't you tell? Flowers, leaves, trees, etc.
P.S. My bumpy beads sold pretty good at the bead show, as well as the red-pink and Black color beads .
P.S. The Bubble Beads were made using the plate on the second row.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Salon at FB Fogg

I was invited to the February Salon at FB Fogg Studio in Muncie. Ann Johnson uses handmade paper to make wimsical clocks, scupltures and jewelry. Look closely on the righthand side; you will see one of her dog face clocks on the wall. Lots of dogs and cats.
I learned prop setting 101; How to display my jewelry. She put them in groups according to color. I had never thought of that. Many people like my rings and some rings went to good hands. I learned how to greet and talk to customers. It was cold so we did not have as many customers but I did OK. Made new friends and get new ideas. So I got good reviews and I just have to keep working and find my nitch.
Ann Johnson's website : www.fbfogg.com
P.S. My first show at the Art Gallery and it was freezing cold. The next day, the town was shut down by the snow storm. I hope they still want me back for the next Salon.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

More Silastones Beads

Shibori Beads

I was looking at the Shibori Art Couture Clothing advertising on the back of Ornament magazine and the pattern looks like the pattern on my new beads here. I am addicted to making these beads because the end result is unpredictable. Just like getting a box of chocolate.