Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Treetop Bead Collection

My collection of new treetop beads is growing. I'm still having issues with color interactions. Poor choices of base colors again, with the pinks going peach-tan, even with encasing. And can you believe that top one is  blueberry? My favorite of the new batch, a pale spring green casing over white, broke coming off the mandrel (I overheated the end of the 1/16" mandrel and left it marred, just enough to crunch the end of the bead as it got to that point).

So I'm unhappy with the colors still, but I like the concept of making enough of these in various colors to make a necklace.

This is the sketchbook drawing from a year ago, yet to be realized.