Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tower Beads

I am always trying to think of new ways to manipulate image transfers. I like figuring out how to use them in ways they shouldn't work. My experiments this weekend resulted in these little four-sided beads I'm calling "Tower Beads." The images are from a collection of ethnic patterns, specifically Hawaiian Tapa cloth designs I purchased from Linda Gross at ParrishLin.

These are the first two Tower Beads, but I have many more planned. The "end caps" are faux amber, a gorgeous butterscotch color, which I stamped with a pebbled stamp. I love combing my three favorite techniques: Faux, stamping/embossing and image transfers.

I have all sorts of ideas for these, but I think the shape lends itself well to these ethnic patterns.

I also experimented with these smaller Tower Beads, using an Egyptian Hieroglyphic texture sheet on a base of faux amber, a dark burnt sugar caramel color. I love this color, and it compliments this deep, rich antique copper color that has become a signature color for me.

Here are a few more of the faux amber batch, some of which have the Egyptian Hieroglyphic stamping and some a basket weave pattern.


Pips said...

Love the new Tower Beads Lynda - they are gorgeous.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, my friend! :)

laura said...

tapas cloth is really quite cool, I love the interpretation onto the beads!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thanks, Laura!

Marcia P. said...

Butterscotch, caramel! These beads are so delicious for the eyes!

Studio Sylvia said...

These beads are interesting. I like the Tower beads.