Now that I don't feel pressured to finish pieces for the Art Fair I can putter with some small things and experiment. I'm really getting into these paper beads.
These are about 1-1/4", embellished with copper wire and beads. I bought a tub of recycled glass beads, so whatever I find in the bottom that is color appropriate I use.
Hemp and copper are wrapped around these beads then finished with a couple coats of Gel Gloss. I found a roll of 3/8" self sticking copper at Craft Warehouse that has been interesting to use. It's very thin so a little fragile.
I plan to use all of these in a collage later on, so I figured 3 of each was a good minimum number to work with.
These little pale blue beads are wrapped with blue lace and silver wire.
I've been using a small paint brush handle to wrap the beads around then glue and gloss. I can lay the brush across an empty tub so the bead can dry without sticking to something.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my latest endeavour. Thanks for visiting.