I'm operating 'holiday mode' this week (it's school half term) so do not have as much time as usual for making stuff as I'm having a rather lazy start to everyday ! However, the Faux Turquiose project is moving on. I've prepared and shaped my beads, cured them and done a little sanding on some of the darker green shades. Looking in detail, the beads are OK but need a definite shine to give them a 'gem like' characteristic. I'm considering giving the beads an hour or so in the tumbler and then shining with myDremel. If this isn't enough, I will give them a varnish coat. Here they are so far. I have mainly roundish beads for a bracelet and a beading project as well as four doughnut beads (for earring hoops).
I should have finished the project a few days ago but was yet again distracted by making some silver rings. I've enjoyed making the rings and still have more work to do (finishing/polishing) but they are just what I wanted in terms of shape. Each ring (of 3) is quite a chunky size, the outer rings are made from round wire and the central is a square wire shape. I can wear them separately but rather like the stacked look. I'm already planning my next ring !
Thanks for reading.