August 3, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday - Oh La La



I have finally worked out a reliable and permanent method for creating these vintage illustration pendants! 

The sweet rewards of trial and error and so many beads in the trash, I can't even tell you.  Transfers are quite difficult and while I'm thrilled with these ones, I am still going to experiment because on average about one out of every three pendants had a minor flaw and didn't make the cut.  You can see the best of the best here.

I can't help but think of this video from Flight of Conchords when I see the Eiffel Tower and a bicycle paired together.  Parlez-vous français?  No.


So that's what's on my bead table today - there will be new beads each day this week.  I've been a busy beadmaker.  Share your latest and greatest or just your big ol' mess on the Bead Table Wednesday Flick Group and connect with other like mind bead-aholics.



13 comments:

Softflexgirl said...

I love these!

peacockfairy said...

Suuuuweet! I got the peacock!

TesoriTrovati said...

Wahoo! Make more of these. Perfect the process. I think these are going to be HUGE! I want one of everything and I hope they are still there when I can buy them for myself! Your bikes match my bikes! Great minds ;-)
Enjoy the day!
Erin

sandi m said...

I'm so in love with everything Francais! Tres belle.
Please bring to the Retreat.
Merci!!

CraftyHope said...

Oh la la is right! These are fabulous,

quickcer said...

I have waited so long for these pendants. I placed my order this morning. Happy Day--can't wait to receive them. :D

Riki Schumacher said...

Great job Heather,those are fun! Your tenacity paid off! Riki

maryharding said...

They are wonderful Heather!!

Aquariart said...

Nice black and whites.. I have struggled with unsuccessful photo transfers too. Let us know what works please. Ever since they changed the photo paper I have been totally discouraged. I used T shirt transfers on cotton for my purses because they were flexible and came out clear everytime.

Malin de Koning said...

Mon Dieu, Madame Heather! Elles sont très belles. Le tout!

Holly said...

mais oui! tres belle! (and that's about the limit of my high school french ;)) Love these!

Judy said...

Two beautiful images...my favorites! I just etched them on metal. I look forward to seeing more of your designs.

T-Rose Leigh said...

So pretty, they make me crave croissants and cinnamon butter, Must go to the bakery