I happened across an amazing tutorial video on youtube on how to create these and I had to take a try at it.
Check out the tutorial here.
Many Thanks to Heather from Square One Beads for sharing this technique.
I was ready to test a new yellow from CiM glass so it was a perfect time to make some bees!
All Sets within this blog post are now SOLD
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy and Effetre Glasses
These sweet little bees were handmade on 3/32" mandrels with a combination of CiM's Hades black and yet to be released Submarine Limited Run. Clear Effetre wings were added along with a little stinger to complete each little creature!
Silver Trails Series # 52
Materials: CiM- Creation is Messy, Effetre Glasses and 99% Fine Silver
This beadful set of 23 Silvertrail beads combine calm and cool hues wrapped with 99% Fine Silver Wire. CiM's Stoneground & Dirty Martini along with Effetre Mint Green Opal, Dark Green Sage transparent are used in this set .
Olive & Lapis Garden Mix
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy & Effetre Glasses
This 22 bead set has a great variety of beads including florals, encased dotted and handmade leaves. CiM's Olive green and Lapis blue glasses are paired with Effetre clear to create an amazing collection of handmade beads for your jewelry creation.
Materials: System 96 Glass & Val Cox frit
This set of 15 beads was created on a base of Sys96 clear glasses infused with Val Cox Rio Nights frit. Within this frit, "copper goldstone adds sparkle to this multi-hued blend which color shifts in lively and unpredictible ways with each use." These are beads created on 3/32" mandrels.
Materials: CiM - Creation is Messy & Double Helix Glasses
This set of 12 beads was created on a base of CiM's Stoneground, an opaque silver yellow glass sprinkled with Double Helix Terranova silver glass frit. The result created a mottled pattern of blues, greens and magenta These are beads created on 3/32" mandrels.
Materials: Vetrofond and Effetre Glasses
These 8 bead dotted beads are perfect for bright jewelry this season. A base of Vetrofond Light Turquoise was double encased with Effetre Extra clear and dotted with white pastel glass.
Bonus: 4.5mm Turquoise facetted glass crystal rondelles are included in this set.