Monday, November 14, 2011

Okay, I couldn't wait to get home from Houston so that I could do these. I had the most fun, as a non- mixed media person could have... I read an article in cloth, paper, scissors-nov/dec 2011 ( by Laura Ryan) regarding making beads from beer caps and since I had many of friend save me caps (sorry about the alcoholism folks. I finally used a few. It didn't make a dent in my stash but oh well. I had to order a few supplies that I couldn't pick up in Houston and got started yesterday. Oh what fun... Here are the pix.

I first punched holes in the caps then domed some (way fun). I didn't follow the directions because it wasn't working for me, so I soldered the caps together, then applied a little rice paper and then tissue paper.

I now have used newspaper, stamps, old magazine pages,and whatever else I could find. I then used paint, stamps and lots of other things to make them pretty. I love them (mostly), I thought that the alcohol inks and walnut inks? were too dark. So, here are the pictures.

I have now moved on to earrings. I didn't dome these and still need to add glitz and glimmer but that will have to wait until my next day off. So until then, keep on quilting my friends.

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