I have finally begun painting the beads. It is taking forever. I only have the first layer on.
As I am painting them, I keep thinking there is probably a quicker way to do this. To sort them out ahead of time, and do groups in one color...but I can't. I just cannot do it that way. Each bead gets picked up, looked at, until I know what color it should be, then I paint it, and then I add complimentary colors. And then I take some off, and put some more on and do that until I am satisfied.
Then it gets put aside to dry. This is layer ONE. These beads will get 2-4 more layers of paint and sealer until they are considered done in my book.
Yeah, I could pump these out and save time, but then they wouldn't have that had loved feel to them. They each wouldn't be unique.
So this afternoon, back to painting. I only got two trays done...I have a packed tray of earrings to do yet, a bowl of loose beads for sets, my stars for the kits Genea and I will be selling, and my doodle beads. That's all.
Oh yeah, and more metal clay.
So here is what I got done yesterday. Hoping today is more productive.
Here are my Graffiti Beads. Some get a layer of antiquing, others done, then sealed.
Here is a large spiral flower and a little Totem Owl
And these are the majority of my colorful beads- fish, hearts, owls and random donuts and connectors in some fun colors. they get layers of antiquing, crackle, more antiquing and sealing yet. Maybe I won't crackle them all, we will see!!!
If I get another kiln of bronze done tonight, I will post some pics of my new metal clay tomorrow.
In the meantime- since not all of you can make bead fest, I am giving 20% off in both my shops until next Wednesday!!!! I will not be listing new items- and this wouldn't apply to special orders or requests (which I most likely don't have time to do right now anyway- sorry).
So use code NOBEADFEST to save 20% in both shops!