Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Studio Time: My new beads

Finally - getting around to posting the new beads. Here is the first of the sets called Southwest Sky Blue featuring Morning Glories, Fiesta, Mod Dots, and a Martian Focal Bead.

I'm working with my Creation Station and it works BEAUTIFULLY! I'm able to place dots with a lot more precision on a consistent basis.

So, just to note the current styles I'm able to do well:
- Peacock Poppy Dots - layers of three dots in a peacock pattern
- Mod Dots - layers of two dots in a centered pattern
- Fiesta - scrolled stringer with dots
- Morning Glories - florals with outwardly raked petals
- Scribblers - random stringer work
- Cherry Blossom - four-petal florals

New styles I tried tonight that worked:
- Martian Beads - it's the chubby focal in the Southwest Sky Blue set. I'm not quite sure if I'm sticking with this name, but that's what popped into my head when I was looking at it. I've been going with the names that pop into my head, even if they don't really make a lot of sense.
- Chubby Paisleys - this is a new style I tried out that turned out fairly well
- I've been doing a lot of dot patterns and don't know what to name some of them

New styles in development:
- Polka Bubbles - I've been trying these beads but haven't had the precision. With the Creation Station I think I'll be able to get some more precision.
- Argyles - I've been playing with this style for a while. I need some precision with placing large dots. I have one that I think almost turned out tonight. It has a lot of contrasts and the melting distortion makes me think of Argyle socks. The previous attempts were still a little wonky, so those are part of my niece's collection. I'm not sure about tonight's bead. It may be another bead for my niece. We'll see.

Since I'm getting some consistency in style, I might be able to take orders for color combinations. I don't know. I'm mulling this over. What do you think? I don't know how I would post that on Etsy, though...

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