“As someone who gave fimo pieces for Christmas in the 80’s, you’ve inspired me to a whole new art form.”
With Fall well under way, at least in this part of the world, it is time to start thinking about getting ready for Christmas. Yes I know it’s early but us beaders have to start thinking ahead! So today I thought I’d give you a sneak peak into what I’m working on as far as Christmas designs.
You can make a variety of different bead projects from the exact same cane, as can be seen in the following examples in case you missed them:
- Calla Lily Beads made from petals of the Gerbera Flower Cane
- Modified Trumpet Flower Beads, also made from Gerbera Petals
- Butterfly Jewelry Pendant from the Dogwood Cane Project
- Rosary Beads, also made from the Dogwood Flower Cane
This type of versatility is exactly what you can also expect from the Holly Leaf and Berry Cane projects that I’ll be teaching in the upcoming Volume-018. Christmas Jewelry that’s varied and spectacular. You’re going to love it!
May I say (as someone who gave everybody fimo pieces for Christmas in the 80’s), you’ve inspired me to a whole new art form. I’m not really a bead maker, but your videos have encouraged me towards really creative uses of polymer clay. I’ve now got my pasta machine (what a difference!), my Johnson’s Klear (yes, it’s here in the UK and it does work) and a whole new approach to earrings, rings and tealight holders. Keep up the great work! ~Lore-C
By the way, today’s photo shown above, focuses in on just one of the larger focal beads used in my Christmas jewelry necklace project. I’ll show you more of this piece in future blog posts… so do stay tuned.