Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Laurie taught Donna Kato swirly beads

Hi All,

This last weekend Laurie taught us how to make swirly beads. The technique is from Donna Kato's Millefiore book. It's much easier than it looks.

Here are the photos of the bead that I made in class. I didn't mark mine to chop into equal lengths since I wasn't sure what I was going to do with mine. You don't see the glow in the dark clay that I added as part of the bead.

Karen and Janice weren't able to attend so today I taught them the technique. Laurie strongly suggested not worrying about colour scheme and that the technique is a great way to use up scraps.

So with this one I didn't worry about what I threw together. And yet the three of us oohed and aaahed at the result.

We were making Bottles of Hope today and it occured to me that this technique would make perfect candles. So you can see my first attempt at a cupcake BOH with the candle from the class that Laurie taught.

Wendy will be posting photos of other guild member results.

In the mean time, thanks so much to Laurie for teaching a deceptively simple but versatile technique.