Techniques/Lessons/Projects -  Revisiting hollow beads (1349 views) Notify me whenever anyone posts in this discussion.Subscribe
From: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon4/13/13 11:29 PM 
To: Parymdk DelphiPlus Member Icon  (23 of 33) 
 70424.23 in reply to 70424.10 
Well Kathi, here is the one bead that I like out of a few that I have tried. It was built on the 20mm form with scrappy green clay. I used Swellegants bronze metal on it and then the Swellegant patina. After it got rough and old looking I stopped the action on it, dried it and used Vintaj patina on top of the others and smudged it a lot. 
I was pretty happy with the way it turned out but the picture doesn;t do it justice. It is really, really old looking in person. Now to decide what to pair it with!
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From: merrie604/14/13 10:35 AM 
To: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (24 of 33) 
 70424.24 in reply to 70424.23 
Very nice bead.


From: Parymdk DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host4/14/13 10:45 AM 
To: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (25 of 33) 
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that's cool. I like it
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From: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon4/14/13 1:34 PM 
To: merrie60  (26 of 33) 
 70424.26 in reply to 70424.24 
Thank you! It should fit with all my 'artifact', 'grunge', 'dug-up' look.

From: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon4/14/13 1:38 PM 
To: Parymdk DelphiPlus Member Icon  (27 of 33) 
 70424.27 in reply to 70424.25 
Thanks Kathi! There is definitely a 'learning curve' with those paper beads but one I got the knack it went fairly smoothly. And the Swellegent really makes it look like metal when you get finished distressing and tinting. 

From: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon4/15/13 7:46 PM 
To: All  (28 of 33) 
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From: gilladian4/15/13 9:02 PM 
To: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (29 of 33) 
 70424.29 in reply to 70424.28 
Very nice! The detail in the acorn caps is super.

From: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon4/15/13 10:27 PM 
To: gilladian  (30 of 33) 
 70424.30 in reply to 70424.29 
Thank you  I was on the verge of throwing them out in a 'fly-lady' frenzy when I thought of just experimenting if they were going to be pitched anyway. Sometimes just a change of color changes the whole feel.

From: ejralph4/27/13 12:07 PM 
To: All  (31 of 33) 
 70424.31 in reply to 70424.30 

Kathy those are awesome!

I sell the cotton paper balls on my site if anyone is searching, especially for those in UK / Europe. I've got them in 10,15 and 20 mm round.





From: kathy47 (kth47) DelphiPlus Member Icon4/27/13 5:06 PM 
To: All  (32 of 33) 
 70424.32 in reply to 70424.20 
OK, it's official...I'm addicted now to these hollow beads. So of course in order to keep making them I will need to sell them so I put them on etsy; I hope they sell because otherwise they will be Christmas gifts regardless of the recipient! LOL!


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