Polymer clay artists love the science and the process of making lentil beads (here’s Desiree McCrorey’s how-to). I see plenty of examples and no one makes a finer, more consistent lentil than Wisconsin’s Laura Timmins.
Here’s her Flickr site with some new examples like her “Ocean Color” versions shown here. She generously shares her process in a visual step-by-step on her web site.
Combined with color-coordinated handmade cording and soothing designs, her pieces captivate wearers. Have a captivating weekend.
Note: Keila commented that I missed Laura’s new Etsy shop. For another twist on lentils, you might want to take a look at Barb Fajardo’s bead gallery.
Maureen Carlson ,
I agree with everything that Cynthia said about Laura’s work. And I’d like to add a few more words: Elegant. Precise. Congruent. Meditative. Soulful.
Laura Timmons not only makes the most beautiful swirled lentils, but she uses them in the most amazing ways. I could spend all weekend looking at her work. (She is also on Etsy!)
lentils, how neat. There are so many cool ideas that polymer clay artists come up with.
That was a really nice how to. Now if I just had time to.