So here's today's eye candy - a bracelet, a necklace and a cuff.
Making simple, strung bracelets is one of my favourite ways to make up twisted beads. It only takes the addition of a few glass and metal beads to turn the Friendly Plastic beads into something special. This one is called Spicy Tango.
Daisy Chain was a little more difficult to create. The colours I'd marbled together were so different to my usual colour palette that it was challenging to find suitable findings to work with it. In the end I chose a daisy shaped filigree stamping which complemented the flower shape perfectly. The Swarovski crystal in the centre is a headpin which is threaded firstly through a bead cap, then the daisy filigree and finally, the Friendly Plastic flower. It's sandwiched between the front and back layers and then it becomes the bail. I'm very pleased with the way it came together.
I used an eye pin to connect all the layers together and wired it through the holes in the cuff, tucking it neatly back and forth to secure. A couple of little beads attached to the eye pin of the glass pearl add movement and finish it off nicely.
I still have plenty more sample pieces to play with so who knows what might turn up on my blog next. There are still marbled alphabet letters and textured pieces that I haven't even touched and these could yield interesting results, so stayed tuned for a later instalment.