The polymer spirals in Silvia Ortiz de la Torre’s necklace caught my eye and wouldn’t let go. The colors blend beautifully.

The textures and patterns of the adjacent beads tease us to examine them too. There’s a lot happening here. Could I make a biconal that intruiging?

If you’d like to try, consult Desiree McCrorey and Laura Timmins. Let’s hope you have a lot happening in your studio this weekend!

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  • reply Jan Montarsi ,

    Nice Combunation !!!!
    Thanks for the Links to Desiree Toutorial ( I lost track of it a while back)

    Love Larua’s “Process” Flow chart !!

    • reply suzanne ,

      lovely as usual!

      • reply sharon ,

        love this

        • reply Silvia Ortiz de la Torre ,

          Thank you Cynthia for this posting and everyone for your nice comments 🙂

          • reply Lori Anne Pierce ,

            These beads are addicting! I looked at how each artist made her beads, but didn’t see what I consider the easiest method of all (in my opinion!) to make the round lentils: Once you have your round clay ball, instead of using a flat piece of hard plastic to swirl the colors, I learned in a class taught years ago in Sandusky OH: Just use your hands! Simply place the ball in your non-dominant palm, and use your other palm to swirl, each palm rotating in the opposite dirction from the other. This method keeps the clay warm, and therefore you can swirl to your heart’s content, plus you automatically get rounded edges. Of course, you use some pressure pushing your hands together while you swirl, too; using this as a way to choose how thick or thin your finished lentil will be. Just thought I’d share – I’m going to try the plastic plate method too; who knows, I may be a convert – but I think I’ll still go with the complete “hands-on” method when I want to make them more quickly, but maybe less accurately? Just another way to try it out – but this IS addicting! 🙂

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