Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Some Unique Beads
These are NOT gumballs or jaw breakers! These are some unique beads from the Philippines. They are (from left to right, top row first), onion skin, cracked eggshell, sea-snake skin, garlic skin, tobacco leaf, red sea-snake skin and banana bark. These beads have a poly resin coating. I would love to see how they are made. I saw these advertised in one of my bead magazines and I liked them enough to order them. Now, I need to think up ways to incorporate them into some unique pieces of jewelry. I might just put them on a simple black cord, colored silk cords, fairy ribbons or chains. If you have any good ideas, let me know. And if you would like one of these made into a necklace, they will be sold for $20 each, unless you want a lot of beads added with it.