Tuesday, 25 June 2013

June bead soup palette





While I'm blogging anyway, I might as well also put up the june bead soup I made for my other blog. Once again a simple mix, this time in sort summer colours: lavender blue (white opal tends to get a blue or purple tint when some finishes, such as apollo gold, are applied), pink, purple and matte metallic.




6 comments:

  1. Where can I find the beads in the June bead soup? They are so beautiful.

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    1. You can find the lentils at Beads of Bohemia (beadsofbohemia.etsy.com), which is a czech seller, and the rest of the beads at Beads Perles (beads-perles.com).

      Note that Beads Perles is a spanish online shop and the shop is in spanish only -- first time I ordered I used Google Translate to understand it and get all the info in the right boxes. Owner speaks english, though.

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  2. Lovely! What are those pretty lentils called? Are they petals? Irina

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    1. Thank you! Those are just the usual 6 mm lentil beads. You can check them out here for more details: http://www.etsy.com/listing/128289341/antique-dark-blueberry-czech-lentil (the seller also have that yummy colour in daggers, gumdrops and spikes now)

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    2. On my old phone, in sunshine, I couldn't see the pic clearly. Now I see that the beads are lentils. The colours and finishes look even more beautiful on my computer. You've got a great talent for colour. Do you like painting? Irina

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    3. Thanks! Funny you should ask that when I was just taking photos of a hand-painted pendant of mine. Actually I don't paint much nowadays if you don't count painting stuff in one colour or adding crackle paint to things, but I used to enjoy painting "artwork" as a kid. Started in preschool, often encouraged by the staff, and then around 3rd grade or something our school was sometimes visited by a local artist who also created a children's art school that I attended a few years. We were kids so it was more about getting to know different media and play than actual art school so to speak. Pencil and watercolour became my preferred techniques. But then I got into that age when you find it frustrating that your drawings aren't perfectly realistic and at the same time I became more interested in "painting with words". Still held on to my watercolours and doodled every now and then, but I've never got as fond of it again as I used to be. And then the beads and embroidery threads entered my life. But I do still like to paint little things now and again. Not really good at it, but it can be fun nonetheless.

      One reason why it's fun to paint (or dye, as I want to learn) is that the way you use colour is so different from beads and embroidery thread. With the latter two you have a set colour and you have to change the appearance by mixing it with other colours. But you still have fixed colours. With paint you just blend colours to create your own hues. If you have blue and yellow, you also have a range of greens for example.

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