Monday, August 27, 2007
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,