Sunday, March 15, 2015

Painting the Beads

I have finally had some time in the studio to make and paint some beads.  I am still not up to full production, as my shoulders are still bugging me on and off.  But I am very happy to have had the time I did.  

I never get tired of seeing how the beads transform as I paint them.

From naked white polymer

To, painted with the first layer

Then they get antiqued and rustic'd them up a bit.....I LOVE this part

The above picture, the bottom / front pile is done, the rear pile is waiting to be transformed!

However, my absolute favorite part is the crackle.  I never ever get tired of seeing how this just takes them to the next level!

I just got done listing new beads in the shop!  It is not a lot, so grab them while you can!

I also have a tutorial available for my painting techniques available in my etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by. 


  1. I'm glad you are starting to feel better and can get back to creating. I especially like the oval donut beads (3rd pic up from the bottom).

  2. I agree with you - the crackle is the ultimate finish for your beads! Love them!

    Hoping your shoulder continues to heal!!