Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Black Bird Beads

Another project for the Sweet Summer Blog Hop with
I love how the dark STAEDTLER fimo shows off the Stampendous glitter in this piece.
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To complete this project you will need:
Stampendous Encrusted Teal Jewel kit embossing powders and glitters
Opaque blue ink pad
Rhinestones
Super glue
Silver coloured jewelry findings, chain, jump rings, lobster claw, head pins, silver coloured 22 gauge wire.

Tools you'll need to complete this project:
Home oven
Parchment paper
Water in a spray bottle
Rolling pin for clay use only
Craft knife
1 inch round clay cutter
Pack of round toothpicks
Three in one jewelry pliers, double round nose, flat and wire cutters.



Roll out some STAEDTLER fimo soft black clay to about 1/4 inch thick and sprinkle with an assortment of Stampendous glitters and embossing powders.


Roll over the glittered clay with the clay roller.


Use the round clay cutter to cut out circles from the pressed and glittered clay.


Sandwich a piece of wire between two glittered circles pressing firmly to create a solid bead. Rub the edge seam with your fingertips to seal the join.


I dusted one side of each bead with more embossing powder.


I made small ball beads by rolling some black clay balls in the excess glitter and embossing powder. Then I poked a hole in each bead with the wire.



I made a 1 1/2 by 2 inch flat bead poking a hole through the top of the piece from side to side. I loaded one of the teeny bird stamps found on the  Stampendous Charm Set Perfectly Clear Stamp Set with an opaque blue ink and pressed it into the clay bead to make an impression on the beads front.




I added some turquoise detail embossing powder to the stamped image and brushed away any surface powder.


I loaded one edge of the focal bead with some aged teal embossing powder and baked the beads on a 230 degree oven for 20 minutes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Allow the beads to cool completely before handling.


Put each bead onto the end of a toothpick and dip into the STAEDTLER fimo gloss varnish. Poke the other end of each toothpick into a large piece of styrofoam to let the beads dry. Check in a few minutes to dab away any varnish drips.


Here's a tutorial on how I make my head pins and eye pins to make this piece.


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30 comments:

Karen Buchanan said...

Oh my gosh, this just gets the ideas flowing! Love the beads. I believe I will stock up on clay and play!

barbara macaskill said...

Dang! This is beautiful! Love the encrusted jewels on the clay! I am going to get some off the clay and try this! TFS!

Nancee said...

Wow, how awesome. Love the black and teal combination.

Kristine Reynolds said...

AAACK!! Love it! Thanks for showing how you did it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Another gorgeous piece! I love the color and the glitter that you added, this turned out so well!

Carol said...

Incredible! I love the necklace and the way you made the beads is so creative!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise Bryant said...

Incredible! Love the texture and depth!

Sabrina said...

WOW!! What a beautiful necklace!! I love the touch of blue and the gold in your necklace makes it sparkly. Thank you so much for another wonderful tutorial.

Mary-Anne V said...

What a pretty necklace...love the stamping and the creation of beads.

Sue D said...

Wow--another great piece of jewelry with these products.

Isha Gupta said...

Just amazing. Fun n clever idea to create with my daughters. TFS

Yolanda said...

You are so creative..love the jewelry.

Judy said...

Who would have thought that you can make such amazing jewelry yourself with these supplies. Love the necklace. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

This is so amazing. I just had no ideas you could create this kind of project with these products1

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic effect with the clay mixed with the glitter/embossing powders. Love the impressed bird!

Caroline D. said...

These beads are fabulous! Thanks for posting the step by step pics too!

jengd said...

This is gorgeous! I'll definitely have to give this a try sometime! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.

Yvonne Morentin said...

wow... what an awesome creation... just love it...

craftymom205 said...

Great project.

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suzieq23 said...

The Sweet Summer giveaway is great! love your beads. will have to give them a try. Thanks

Fit Kitty said...

I really like the colours here - and I absolutely adore the bird image. You are so talented - I am really enjoying your creations. Thank you for the step-by-step tutorial. I enjoy seeing what goes into making such a lovely piece of jewelry.

April Derrick said...

I love the little bird in the bead and I love how detailed your tutorial is - terrific post and project!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! And thanks for such a great tutorial!!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous necklace! Thanks for the tutorial.

Petti said...

Wow those are pretty and thanks for the tutorial!

Angelica Chambers said...

My sister would love to receive this! Another project to add to my list! I like the technique of putting two disks around a wire and sealing them. Actually, I like all your techniques! I could learn so much spending a week in your studio!!! Lol!

Mary W said...

Your black rock necklace is really cool and I will be trying this.

Chris Wooten said...

I have to try clay now...see what you did to me, lol now I will have to buy more craft products..

Thanks for all the fun and inspiration. Neat projects.

chris@iwooten.com

Tenia Nelson said...

This is AWESOME!!!!

Janis said...

Fantastic project!!!