Colored resin coated beads.
Yesterday Anne and Lynn drove up from Atlanta for a visit. We prepared a lasagne dinner and Andrew made a custard with a strawberry, peach and lavender sauce (so yummy!). Anne, Lynn, Tony and Lisa came by for lunch and to teach us some new techniques in resin that Anne had learned. We applied colored resins to the surface of beads, which gave them an enameled look. I had a great time chatting while we tried out different surfaces. It was so much fun brainstorming! Later in the evening Andrew and I made dinner with asparagus, blackeyed peas, onions, mushrooms, chicken or fish, all neatly tucked into a parchement envelope and baked till steamed. We followed that with key lime pie and good conversation. I can't wait to use the new techniques to add colors to my beads. I'm not thinking of doing loads for production, but maybe a few to bring to the shows. Speaking of shows, the Hawaii Show is coming up next week! I hope to have some painted by then.
We recieved our new vermeil beads, I think they would look really nice with swarovsky crystals.
Hopefully, I'll have a chance to make some samples soon. Tomorrow is a casting day to make some Luna Fairy pendants, I will post pics of them in shibuichi. Have a good night!