Thursday, April 21, 2005

A Beaders Palatte

Has your husband or partner said "Don't you have enough beads"? The answers is "No I don't have enough beads". The other question is: "Why do you need more beads". Just as an artist mixes paints and other mediums to create so does the bead artist. The difference being the beader must buy the colors of beads in different sizes and colors to make the pallet. This week my bead palette was expanded with some wonderful crystal lined beads in hues of purples, blue, montana blue mist, mink and copper in sizes ranging from 6, 8 and 3's from Charlene's bead Shop. Plated metal beads. These beads are not galvazined and the color will not come off. They are plated with metal. The metal beads are copper, gilding metal gold, zinc and brass. I couldn't wait to use the metal beads. One of my favorite patterns came to mind from Cheryl Assemi. The copper size 8 seed beads were perfect for the necklace. They have such a wonderful movement. I used size 3 crystal lined amethyst-copper and copper metal beads for accents. I can't wait to use the zinc beads in my next project. They are a gorgeous shade of blue gray and silver. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

The bad Liz said...

Bevvie!! We need more beads, like we need air to breathe and water to drink and men to make comments that make no sense!!!

We are going to miss you in Milwaukee - but as long as you are taking care of yourself, that is the important thing!

Love ya!