Every time I make a batch of Rustic Beads, I am always surprised at how much fun they are. Each one is like a little masterpiece and it’s great fun deciding which colors to pick and how I want it to be. And because it’s pretty free-form, I don’t have to really think too hard about following a procedure or making mistakes. Today I turned on some music and got lost in the process. I’ve needed to do that lately. It’s been a long winter, what can I say?
I’ve made tons of these beads, but I never tried to make heart-shaped ones until today. The black just seemed to be natural against the red. And if you look closely you’ll see there is some sparkle. I love me some glitter. But not too much, of course! These hearts are pretty hefty and will have to be pendants rather than earring charms.
And I tried some new colors, too. These purple and blue ones are really great and they might not make it to the Etsy shop. I might have to adopt them for earrings for myself. We’ll see. The roundish ones were a sort of new shape, too, and I think I’ll make more of them. They’re cute. I’ll try to get all these up in my Etsy shop tomorrow. And then I want to make some more Holo Hearts.
Do you want to make some of these beads yourself so you can pick your own shapes and colors? Then take a look at the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial. I know you’ll like it!