June 1, 2011

BTW - Beads In Progress

It's Bead Table Wednesday or By The Way - I have 6 days left to get ready for Bead & Button!

This is what we are working on today - antiquing, sanding and finishing all of these beads.  They look so different in this candy coated state.

So thankful I have full-time help or I would be crying and not blogging right now.

I finished making my clasps last night and they await paint.  Today I'm thinking I should press out some more of the new cuff beads.  I only made 6 of each style.  That doesn't seem like enough does it?  Or does it?  I'm not sure, maybe it is. 

I hate this part of getting ready - the second guessing.  On EVERYTHING!

And the best and worst part of working with polymer clay - I can make beads up until the day I leave.  I'm really trying to finish all the beadmaking by Sunday and have 1 day to work on the rest of the finishing.

So dear friends - what's on your bead table today?  Check out the BTW flickr group for some eye candy and inspiration!


quickcer said...

I think you should make lots of the cuff beads in many colors. I can't wait for them to be offered on Etsy. All the beads look lovely in the trays. Have fun today.

Malin de Koning said...

I just get this irresistable urge to say:
"Looks like you are a bit short on beads for the show. Better start producing some now ..."

Just hoping you have the same sense of humor as I do.

And I want to add, simply:

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

I would make more of the cuff beads, Heather. They're great and I think they'll sell well!

My Life Under the Bus said...

lol! @ Malin - these look like boxes of candy to me!

Anonymous said...

They look like Easter sugar cookies to me!

Tracey N. said...

If I were you, I would be making more of the cuff beads because if I were able to go to B&B, I would be buying quite a few. I hope you are going to offer them on Etsy?

hint said...

These pictures are amazing! Can't even fathom how much work you are doing. Best of luck on the finishing and have fun at the show :)

Cindy said...

I agree with Patty, these look like boxes of candy! Maybe those pastel wafer chocolates. Looks like you're just about ready for the big show, Heather!

Rebecca said...

Wow! Look at those beautiful colours. I love that polymer gives you complete flexibilities and worlds of possibilities in that way. If I were you I would make some more of those cuff beads - I think they are really fab and wouldn't be surprised if many others agreed :-)

Doreen said...

Wonderful! I thought they were sugar cookies too! You have really been busy!

Jen V. said...

I wondered about that bright color when I first clicked in...just didn't look right. I think your display is going to be perfect! Wish I was going to be at B&B to touch them all. :)

Copper Diem said...

I agree, more cuff beads if you have time. those things are going to sell like crazy - will you be offering them in your shop when B&B is done (asks the lady with the voucher burning a hole in her pocket?)

Leslie Todd said...

Wow, that's a lot of work, and it looks great. Have a fantastic show!

Petra said...

Dear Heather,

From the Netherlands,"sop" I feel so sad I live to far away to visit the show and see all these beautiful beads for real.
It look to great to be true.
In Holland we say:"hat off for all your great work".Dutch women would love your beads and jewelry.
By, Petra (www.siersel.nl)

JeannieK said...

I'm stunned by the mass amount of beads. Candy indeed. They will sure catch everyone's eye at B&B.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I agree with the other posters. More cuff beads! Your beads are beautiful. Love the colors.