Friday, November 28, 2008

FAM Friday Feature ~~ TooAquarius

Amazing color and beauty are the words I would use to describe tooaquarius beads. Sometimes romantic, sometimes whimsical.. but everytime amazingly beautiful!

Here is a snippit from her bio that give some insite to where these great ideas originate from:

"I'm the odd mix of technical and crafty. I love my sparkly, shiny beads in nifty colours but I'm equally charmed by careful mixing, repeating patterns and precision. My inspiration comes from a variety of places - science fiction and fairy tales, flowers and the wind in the trees, news stories and nursery rhymes are just a few".

.(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸ * My Technique *¸.•'´¯)¸.•'´¯)

Most of my work uses a technique called millefiori. This allows for pictures to be created in logs or canes of clay where the pictures can be pretty much whatever you dream up. Flowers are a favourite of mine, as are faces and insects. A complex cane can take hours to design and make. It is then reduced (sometimes teeny tiny) and thin slices are taken and placed on blank beads to make a collage style design.

Beads are then properly cured and finished as needed by sanding, buffing or varnishing. I have been working with clay for nearly ten years and I still feel like I'm in the honeymoon stage!

Come visit tooaquarius for all your bead needs.. you will be pleasantly surprized!


Whimsical Creations said...

her work is beautiful!

Elaine said...

Hey! Thanks for the feature Val!

Christie Cottage said...

I absolutely love the beads shown in the last picture! I'd love to have dishes like that!

I found you on etsy. That's where you can find me too!