Nancy Denmark, Jewelry Artist
LOGS IN VARIOUS STAGESADDING JELLYROLL SLICES AND TWISTED SNAKESCLOSE UP OF LOADED LOGLOADED LOGS BEFORE ROLLINGLOGS ROLLED SMOOTHSMOOTH ROLLED LOGSCLOSE UP OF SMOOTH ROLLED LOGSLICING OF BEADS BEGINSBEAD SHAPING WITH TOOLSBEADS HOT FROM OVENEASY BAKE BEADSBEADS READY FOR SORTINGMATCHED AND ARRANGED FOR SHORT NECKLACE USEMATCHED INTO PAIRSTYPICAL LAP TRAY ARRANGED FOR BEADING PROJECTEXAMPLE OF SHORT BEAD STRAND COMPLETEDEXAMPLE OF COMPLETED LARIAT
CLAY BEADMAKING & STRINGING

This gallery shows my bead making process working with polymer clay. These images show how I made the feature beads for my "Brights On Black" color scheme necklaces.

My beaded creations usually combine these handmade polymer clay feature beads strung with a variety of gemstone and glass beads. I hand make the clay feature beads, setting the color scheme for the piece. I select the gem and glass beads while stringing the necklace, resulting in a spontaneous rhythm of color, shape, and texture while rendering each creation one of a kind. A typical lap tray arranged for a beading project is shown at the end of this gallery.

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