Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Leandra Beads and Bookmarks

There was an amazing tutorial on Paper Artsy for making Leandra Beads and my youngest and I set out making a batch of them on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

These are a not for the faint of heart. There is non-stop dipping things in molten plastic. 

Fun for kids!

But there really isn't anything quiet like having your art incased in a shiny, marvelous bead.

You start with a paper bead which I made using one of my collages.

And then there is a lot of dipping and swirling. You really must go check out her tutorial.

Aren't they lovely!

I wanted to really showcase each unique bead so I made some bookmarks with them. Just simple seam binding and a clamp. It only took minutes but the result is spectacular.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Hazel Agnew said...

Little raindrops of loveliness. Each one unique, just like all of us and each one loved by you. Would like to try this, thanks. X

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Brilliant! I really should do a video for that technique, yes it can be a bit owie if you are not careful. I made bracelets with a bunch of teens one and they survived! Thx for sharing
Leandra x

Carmen said...

Gorgeous Nicole - I love what Hazel said - Little raindrops of loveliness. Yes, exactly that.