Spotlight: “I must admit that it’s kind of scary to send photos… my work is still new and evolving!” ~Marsha-N
I am so proud of you Marsha for being brave enough to send in photos of your flower bead jewelry. There is no need to feel scared. Your work is gorgeous! But I do understand that it can sometimes be difficult to show stuff when you feel your designs are still evolving.
One thing to realize when creating polymer clay beads, is that you must begin somewhere and go on from there. You should be proud of where you are at and look forward to where you can go with your skills.
It is the journey you must focus on. Because it is in the learning that all the fun is. The fact that you can take a little lump of clay and create beautiful beads is a wonder in itself. If there were no challenges, no mistakes, only perfection… that sense of joy and accomplishment you felt when something turns out fantastic, would be lost. The beauty would therefore be meaningless.
Even though you felt nervous sending me the photos Marsha, I bet it feels good to see your lovely jewelry ‘in the spotlight’. To see the items up on the page in all their glory. Doesn’t it?
For those of you who are not familiar with flower petal beads, they are created using translucent polymer clay and real dried flower petals.
Related links for this spotlight feature include: (1) Flower Petal Beads; (2) Rose Petal Beads; (3) Memorial Jewelry; (4) Keepsake Flower Beads; (5) Rosary Beads (6) Building Confidence as a Polymer Clay Artist
Here is What Marsha Wrote…
Here you go! I must admit that it’s kind of scary to send photos to you – my work is still new and evolving!
These are the photos I have on my brochure. The captions from the brochure are as follows:
Photo 1: Stretch bracelet made with red rose petal beads and garnet Czech glass beads.
Photo 2: Bracelet made with yellow carnation petal beads and topaz Czech glass beads with a gold plated lobster clasp.
Photo 3: Key ring fob made with yellow and peach carnation petals.
Photo 4: Necklace made with bronze/yellow variegated chrysanthemum petal beads and custom wood beads.
Photo 5: Necklace made with pink rose petal beads, jet black Czech glass beads and silver plated chain.
All the round beads are 8mm. All flower petal beads have been sanded, polished and sealed with an acrylic finish (Future).
I also make earrings with a simple 8mm round flower petal bead (but I’m not entirely happy with the photo so I didn’t include it here!).
Thanks for all you do for us!
Don’t you all just love it that Marsha sent in these great photos, of her flower petal beads and her finished jewelry projects? Please thank her for doing so and tell her what you like about her designs. I think you did a wonderful job Marsha and I for one would be thrilled to see more of your work. Keep on Evolving!
** If you have been inspired by my teachings and would like to be featured in an upcoming Spotlight Article, then please do write up something creative and email it to me along with a selection of your project pics. Make sure to send me high resolution photos that I’ll be able to zoom in on to show the details of your work. If you don’t already have my email address, simply leave a comment below and I will get it to you right away.