Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Trying something new

I fancied having a go at making millefiori beads using Fimo. So I watch some videos on youtube and had a go. I firstly had to make canes with several different colours and after making several brown snakes I gave up for a while.

Later in the evening I watched a few more videos (why do they look so easy when someone else does it?) I persevered and produced these. The long stripes are just bits I was playing with and "cooked" them too. I think they now look a little like some bacon. haha.



I left the canes in the fridge overnight as one video said that the fimo gets too warm and the colours start to merge (think that is why I had brown snakes to start with)!

After lunch today I cut the canes into thin slices using a scalpel blade (I don't have the proper cutter tool) and worked them into the balls of fimo to make the beads.


I will leave you with a photo of my Easter tree. I must say the eggs and chocolate bunnies don't look like this now. haha Thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Your first go at Fimo canes looks great - not something I have the patience for! Cute Easter tree, too!

Kaz said...

Wow Tracey I wouldn't think this was your first go!! They look gorgeous and I am envious!!!! xxx

Kath said...

Pretty tree, Tracey and your beads turned out really well.

Net said...

Nice tree I have two girlies here who'd love that!

Well done on your worms!

Janice said...

They look fantastic Tracey, thanks!

Karen said...

Oh WOW!!!!! these beads look so proffesional that its hard to believe that they are your first my lovely! They are really pretty and well done!!!! xxx

Gez said...

Wow! I love your beads and now have bead envy.. Rachel brought me a bracelet back from Italy last June and your beads look as pretty as any on my bracelet. Your tree looks pretty smart too.xxx

Vicky said...

Wow Tracey you've been busy. Love that pretty tree and your beads look fab. I don't think I'd have the patience! :)x