Good news! I bought size 1 double pointed aluminum knitting needles. They fit in the bead baking rack AND in the toaster oven!
I’m trying to design a bead strand from which to hang my polymer clay butterfly. The scale is all wrong here. The beads are too fat! Back to the drawing (bead) board!
I think this 14k gold-plated chain and a jump ring might be all the butterfly needs. The bail is 18k.
I have decided to give away a lot of my handmade jewelry. I’m giving this away, tonight.
I have a shop page through facebook and Shopify. It’s also called “Karla Krafts.” It doesn’t get much traffic, and there have been order notification and payment processing problems, but I think, hope, that’s fixed.
Today’s experiment:Remember the black butterfly I cast in Sculpey Soufflé polymer back in January?
Its been baked, and today I painted it with Lumiere paints. I used a dry paint technique with angled bristle brushes. I used a liner on the body.
I had lots of paint leftover, so I brushed some gold on a red piece I had molded, cast, and baked.
The Lumiere paints have lots of shine, so I think I’ll finish these with a satin glaze.
Peter James made me this during a recent visit!
Alicia and Katy shared my necklace on jtv.com/extra on Wednseday! The hashtag was heavymetal.
It’s at 1:07, approximately, into the show. Katy commented on my signature. The flowers were inspired by Susan Thomas of JTV.
On a recent visit to see my grandchildren, I took along some wire, cutters and pliers. Peter James, age nearly nine, made me this “fringe” necklace.
I explained the basic technique, and away he went!
He engineered the closure, too.
The fringe sort of forms a heart!
(The sticker is a reward from my granddaughter for completing a fairy puzzle while she was teaching. I was Pre-K Karla!!)
is the Pantone color of the year, and look what i just won on eBay!
It’s carved from jasper, not coral, but the color is great. I think I’ll hang it from Kumihimo or Chirimen neckcord. I wonder if I can find or make a rose gold bail.
I changed the middle tassel on my gold pendant from mismatched chain to antique gold silk. I think I like it better.I swapped the bead above the center tassel, too.
Before: I also hung it from a gold-plated lantern chain.I might swap the chain for a heavier one, too. Then I’ll price it and list it in my shop.