Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Yes, I am excited about these new beads. Big, fat chunky ones! I love the colours, I love the foiling and metallic paints. I could fill a big hole full of them and dive into the middle of them like one of those kiddies ball pools. The bright colours are my favourites but I've also made some in vintage script and music designs. They are one inch long and about 0.45 inches wide. Now I need to find some new patterns and designs because they are full of possibility.

Then there are slightly smaller ones too. These are rolled paper to form barrel shaped beads but instead of being coated in UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) they are coated in many layers of varnish. These ones are three quarters of an inch long and about a third of an inch wide at the widest point. There are a variety of colours and a couple of sets that are one inch in length. The notepads I mentioned in my last post are destined to be decorated with some of these but I can also see them as earrings or a pendant. No doubt I'll be posting pictures of whatever I use them for. However there are sets for sale in my Etsy store so pop by for more pictures of them.


Lori said...

Ooo, these are lush, Gillian! Love them!

Cate said...

Just gorgeous! I'm glad I found my way back to your blog. Keep up the unique and beautiful work!

Chris Flynn said...

These are beautiful Gillian! Amazing work.

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