Posts Tagged ‘star’

Memory Wire Bracelet

October 11, 2012

Here’s my first ever memory wire bracelet – isn’t it pretty? I like the look of it so much that I’d like to keep this one, but then I didn’t make it for keeping. I had planned for it to be one row longer originally, but I ran out of beads – those little jars they come in are cleverly cushioned so as to fill only half way – there’s less in them than you’d think 😦

I can’t afford to make the bracelets longer, or I’d have to use two jars of beads, and thus the price I’d have to ask for them would go up… But it’s long enough like this, so I can make more… I think I’ll stick with the star charms and not use hearts – after all, they are for christmas.

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Inspired by… the Universe

February 2, 2010

As you may have guessed by the title, the long awaited next challenge is up on Treasures Found – and the new inspiration is nothing less than… the entire universe!

Isn’t that awesome? I love the stars… I even used to have a little telescope on my balcony (right now I don’t, for lack of a balcony). Nevertheless, I was a little overwhelmed at first. Erin mentioned in a comment that googling the Universe brought up some really colourful pictures, and so it did – but in my experience (that is: for the naked eye, not Hubble), the nightsky is all black and silver. Nothing against that, actually. But I had been creating colourless all the past month for the Art Bead Scene challenge, and I was tired of it. So, colours then. My first idea was to create an Art Bead specifically for this challenge, inspired by a particular picture. But, I will have to try a new technique to achieve what I want, and I have no idea if it will work out at all. And that means that this project will take time – but I wanted to start beading immediately!!

I had sorted my polymer clay charms in the past few days – mostly stuff I made out of leftovers, or trials for a new technique. I rarely used any of them, but now there was a whole heap of little, colourful stars. Really colourful, actually. Some mokume gane experiment, one block of green and blue, and one of blue and violet, turned out a lot more… intense than I had expected it to. It looked like candy, really, except that it was sparkly as well.

Consequently, the little necklaces I made look quite a bit girlish and cutesy: