Margit Bohmer’s Carved Beads may prompt you to rummage through your nail tools for your old cuticle trimmer. These bright colors are revealed by shallow slices carved off the extruded strings which have been wound around base beads.

Margit’s fond of rainbow colors which look even more dramatic when exposed against the black exterior of the strings. She sometimes goes a step further, smoothing and sanding the carving to achieve a more shibori-like look.  See how she manipulates color by slicing and sanding on Facebook and Flickr.

  • reply Karen Brueggemann ,

    I love working with extruded strings myself. What Margit has done with her colorful strings is quite effective. She has got me thinking of trying new tricks!

    • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

      I have always loved Margit’s unique style–always recognizeable, but never stale.

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