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« on: May 03, 2008 03:57:33 PM »

This is a necklace I made.  I love making HUGE beads like this!  And I never make the same bead twice!  Mismatch is the way to go. 

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008 04:23:59 PM »

i love the cartoon-y feel of this. its so fun. and looks like it would go great with a fun sun dress to match. im picturing a punk rock betty rubble. lol.

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 05:39:31 PM »

WOW!! I was going to say the same thing OmJane it has a cartoon style really cute ^^
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008 10:08:20 AM »

Cool!... nice sense of style.   I know a clayer (actually a semi-famous one) who's also into BIG  beads which is kind of strange since she has a small face and is not all that big herself (but always manages to pull it off).  Her name is Nancy Banks--she's in my CA polymer clay guild.  I don't think she has any of her things online but you'd feel right at home if you could see some Grin  (She's not into caning at all though which is often a part of larger clay beads/bracelets/etc... all her stuff is surface techniques only, and she also mixes media a bit.)

Are you using armatures under your beads to make them lighter-weight or are you making them hollow? (if not, you might want to look into techniques for doing those things--see below). 
You might have fun making pendants as well since they're basically just large "beads," or making "container" pendants, or even large buttons (functional or decorative).

(If you're interested in more info about the things I mentioned above, check out these pages at my site:)

...click on Hollow, especially the Lentils

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/vessels_rock-alum.foil.htm (container pendants)
...on that page you might be interested in some solid-piece kinds of neckwear too--they're not "beads" but they are big... click on Torques/Collars/Pectorals/Rods
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm ("covering" various armatures with clay) 
....and maybe even beads formed over eggs (hollow):


Keep posting your adventures!

Diane B.

P.S.  Nice name ...my name is Black too Cool... . And I have a second cousin in New Mexico who's birth name was Janie (or Janey?) Black, and she was named after my great aunt of the same name who had died tragically just before her marriage (fell down stairs in the dark).

« Last Edit: May 04, 2008 10:17:35 AM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008 02:10:07 PM »

I think these are terrrific. Echoing what Diane said, are they built on an armature? I olove the way they are all different.

« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008 02:45:00 PM »

Oh these are so fun ...!  Great job.

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