Monday, November 21, 2011

Busy Making Beads

Set of 5 heart beads by Roberta Warshaw
Set of 5 heart beads, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

I love the way these look all lined up like this! I am enjoying this bead series immensely.

There are so many things I can do in order to make each one unique, whether it is the design itself or the color of the clay. Using different colors of pearl ex adds it's own unique quality.

I recently read on one of the blogs that some polymer artists use Renaissance Wax on their pieces. I did try it but found the smell was overwhelming. I am very sensitive to smells and have many allergies.

I also found that it didn't really make the beads that shiny after polishing. So far I have found Armoral to work best for finishing my beads. I brush on a light coat and burnish it with a cloth.

It gives the work a lovely sheen and it doesn't smell at all.


Sarah Sequins said...

I love these beads! Your work amazes me. :)

Very interesting about renaissance wax. I tend to be sensitive to fragrances and chemicals, so I'll keep that in mind.

I love Pearl Ex pigment powders and used to use those in my work a lot. Do you use the powders, the paints or both? just curious.

Anonymous said...

Those are lovely!

MÂȘ Reyes said...

Una maravilla, me encantan tus trabajos. Besos

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love these. I see the black ones in your shop. Now I'm going in for a close up look!

Roberta Warshaw said...

Thanks all! I am having fun for sure!

Unknown said...

I used to use Future floor wax on mine!

Norma's Bag Boutique said...

Beautiful as always!