Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cane Glass Party

Doesn't this look like a fun bead party?! I visited a co-worker yesterday for some assistance and the conversation briefly turned to crafting because I was wearing my shrink plastic jewelry. This particular co-worker is a paper crafter/card maker, not a beader. She mentioned she had some beads leftover that she had bought for someone to make a bracelet for her Mom. She then proceeded to open a drawer and took out these packages of cane glass beads and gave them to me. Of course I said, oh no, I can't take your beads! However, after a few minutes of "arguing", I gave in.

I'd like to make something for her, but I'm not sure what. I've used cane glass beads as focal pieces, but not as the primary beads. They might be a little bit large for a bracelet, but until I start experimenting, I can't be sure.

If you have some ideas you wouldn't mind sharing, I'm all ears and would be greatly appreciative of the help!

10 comments:

Wendy T. Gibson said...

Hi Lisa! Bet your eyes went big when she pulled those out! lol

What about a chain link kinda thingy, where you make each bead into a unit and then connect them with jump rings? That way the beads speak for themselves. I'll look around for a link (no pun intended)!

Wendy T. Gibson said...

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=ViewListing&product_id=181692

Something like this...which is gorgeous! aren't the beads great?!

It's easy to do if you can make loopss. You don't have to wrap them. Let me know if you have ????

Almost Precious said...

Hope you had a lovely Cinco de Mayo! These cane glass beads are so bright and festive...much like Cinco de Mayo. I've seen cane glass beads used in bracelets interspersed with Bali beads and Swarovski crystal pearls, they were gorgeous! Many ladies adore large chunky bracelets.
Anna

Stamp4hobby said...

We have a great store here in WA that has amazing ideas! You can access their patterns online too at www.fusionbeads.com They have some cool cane glass there too!

*And free shipping all the time. But you didn't hear it from me... ;)

Laura Trevey said...

Hey Lisa,
I would love for you to post the Watercolor pendants on your blog!! You are so sweet, Thank you!

lyn said...

I could not tell what the actual size was on the beads, but use each as a separte item by using a head pin and attach the beads to a chain bracelet (like dangles) put on as many as you think she would enjoy. For me, the more the merrier. And next time someone offers you beads, stick out your hand and say thank you so much. I love beads and have been collecting for the past 40 years. Got some fun beads. Some of my collection of beads are over 800 years old.

The Beading Gem said...

What a generous person! And lucky you. Cane glass is very pretty. I have had one beader who did rise to the challenge of designing a cane glass necklace -

http://www.beadinggem.com/2008/03/furnace-or-cane-glass-jewelry.html

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for all these great ideas!! I can't wait to get started!! -Lisa C.

JustATish said...

i love the cane glass beads - they remind me of christmas candy - don't ask me why, they just do

Discount Cards said...

I saw your work and this is so crafty as per look. I hope you will be share some more ones with us.Keep up yhe great work.