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« on: December 23, 2009 06:13:47 AM »

no cash this year so i've been busy making my presents. this was for a friend at work.




i call them blue tiger beads Wink
i made a similar bracelet for a craft swap on another forum a good while ago.

my first attempts at lentil beads...




please ignore the finger prints...they're not in the clay or in the varnish....i was in such a rush to get a picture before they had to wrapped i didn't polish before photographing Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009 07:06:45 AM »

WOW!  These are amazing!  I'm sure you're friends will be thrilled with their presents!!!

Did you form these by hand or is there some sort of mold that you used?
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009 08:07:55 AM »

WOW!  These are amazing!  I'm sure you're friends will be thrilled with their presents!!!

Did you form these by hand or is there some sort of mold that you used?

i hope they like them.
i didn't use a mold just a flexable blade (tissue blade?) for the tiger beads.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009 08:19:28 AM »

I just love those blue bead they are fantastic, you have one very lucky friend!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009 10:03:03 AM »

Ooh, very pretty "football" shaped beads!  And the swirled bicones are quite nice too... I like that you put the pattern only on one side in the first set unlike usual ones but works well with the decorative bit in the top of the bead front... nice.

Here's one tutorial on cutting squared canes or loafs into this shape for anyone else who's interested:
http://desiredcreations.com/howTo_CAMossAgateBead.htm (2nd half of page shows the cutting part)
And more on this page about them, including tricks for cutting the 4 sides evenly, etc:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/beads.htm (click on Football Beads)

(...I was in a class with the great, and super-nice, Mike Buesseler when he first demonstrated what he called his football cut.  You should have heard our collective gasp when he did!  Desiree from the lesson above was also there, and ran with the technique.)

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