Monday, August 27, 2007

Aug BJP beginnings

I'm just getting started on my Bead Journal Project for August (hey, at least it's still August for a few more days!)

The "cabochon" I made from polymer clay. I have a carved box from Russia that I used to make a mold. I used some kind of plastery type mold-making material that I wouldn't really recommend. The local stores didn't have any of the rubbery kind, which I really would have preferred and wanted to try. I wish I could have gotten more detail. Anyway, I think she came out OK, just a little too thick. I sewed flower sequins and beads to super-narrow ribbon and glued that down, so she could have a flower garland in her hair. I know it's just a beginning, but this time, the bead embroidery really feels like ME. That happy feeling is what makes it fun and usually makes the final product come out better. We'll see.....
Happy Stitching and beading,
~Lin Moon


KV said...

Wow, Lin --

Came to thank you for visiting my blog and found your awesome project for August! Amazing part is that I, too, am playing with polymer clay (for the first time in years) at the moment.

This page will be beautiful!

Kathy V in NM

KV said...

Just remembered -- go to for a tutorial on making your own molds from Sculpey III. Am trying this myself today or tomorrow with an old doll face.

Kathy V in NM

Gunnels blog said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment!

crazyQstitcher said...

You have made a really great cabochon and the floral headband is wonderful on her.