100% Pure Beeswax Button~ This is a 4 oz. button of pure beeswax.
Great for beading or for bookmaking.
Waxed Linen Cord~Great for making books or jewelry. Works great for piano hinge books
that use the wooden skewers for binding to wrap for the binding. You get 25 yards. Available in Black, brown (not
shown) or natural color.
Brown Cord (not shown)
Metal Flower & Flourish Connector~ These are metal connectors measuring approx. 3/4"
from ring to ring horizontally and approx. 3/8" high. You can use them on bracelets or use a jump ring or screw eye
to dangle from a project and add additionals beads or charms. They are a pewter look in color and I love the flower
and fourish design in them. They are reversible- the design is the same no matter which side you look at. You
get a packge of 10 connectors and it also has pewter color jump rings included (25).
Black Rubber Tube Lock Cord~I just discovered these recently when I took a class with Lisa
Pavelka and made the little leaf pendant below. To finish the look, she gave us these rubber cords to hang it from.
These are just handy dandy wonderful. It is a 2 mm, 18" black rubber cord. This cord looks nice around your neck
and for those of you who teach classes and want to give your students a complete, finished look and piece, this is a great
way to go. One end slips into the other end to hold it in place. It is easy to open and close. Really quite
ingenious. Sample shown below with rubber cord. Sold per cord
Wood Bingo Chips, Pkg of 20~These wood chips are great to make jewelry. Drill through
them to create earrings, bracelets, add to necklaces, etc. They measure 1/4" high so plenty of room to drill through.
They measure approx 11/16" in diameter. One side has the dimensional number and the other side is blank. You can
glue something else to the blank side, rubber stamp it, or just color it. Use them for any other project- scrapbooking,
mixed media, book art, etc.
Package of 20 chips.
|Corrines Sample from Lisa Pavelka Class
This hand beaded pendant uses 2 brass charm circles, 1 is used to add the beads & the second is ashered
to the top to hide the threads. It incorporates a gold bail and black rubber cording. The rubber cording is perfect
for this necklace- does not take anything away from the design and black is always chic. This is also perfect for people
who have allergies to metal. The scan just does not capture the brilliance of the beads.
I dug around and found this sample mde years ago. I copied a tag onto the shrink plastic, cut it out,
painted it with a goldish metallic acrylic paint, can't remember if I stamped on it before shrinking or stamped after, punched
hole before I shrank it, added some wire at hole and went around the perimieter with a gold leaf pen.
Sample of Keepsake Necklace Pendant Kit using the portion of a sheet of postage stamps that shows the enlarged
version of the postage stamp-this one is Tiffany Stained Glass Stamp. I just used a portion of it in the frame and then
put glaze over it.
Although this item has been discontinued by mfg- the technique can be used for other pendants and brass
This is what I meant by the larger size postage stamp that comes when you buy a sheet of stamps- they use a bigger size
as sort of an ad, I guess, for the stamps. They are pretty and can be used in the Amate style pendants along with the
Patera pendants too.
Below is another sample using the Sunflower postage stamp. My local postal deliverer
is a sweety so I showed her the sample above using the Tiffany stamp and she loved it so she asked to have one made with her
favorite sunflower stamp.
Simple- just trim the stamp accordingly, stick in the pendant, add some glaze and you are done-
other than waiting for the glaze to cure- the hardest part!
|Domino -Acrylics & Stamped
|Domino Painted with Acrylics & Stamped
For all you geneological buffs out there, this is a sample that my friend, Monica, made for her mom and
several other family members for Christmas, 2009. It features herself, sisters, gramma and great gramma. She used
the Keepsake Bracelet that is featured above on this page. She really applied the name of the bracelet to this gift.
If you have someone in mind for a bracelet like this and they did not usually wear jewelry, I think it would be nice to make
it and then frame it for them- just a cool look no matter what.
|Crystal goddess Hat Pin by Corrine
|Domino Necklace by Corrine
|Corrines Beading Quest Sample
This sample really has nothing to do with this page but is here more as an encouragement
to you. For years, looking at the bead patterns in magazines like Beadwork and Bead & Button and looking at them
and thinking...HUH. Well I finally tackled one and this is the outcome. This design was featured on the Beadwork
Issue Feb/March, 2014 and is designed by Leslee Frumin. It was relatively easy and her instructions were really well
done. I am more of a visual learner so just reading instructions without being able to feel, touch and see has not been
very easy for me. So this has inspired me to take on more. This kit is available on Leslee Frumins website.
It was only $10 over what I paid for the items through Fusion Beads (writing this 3/15). Her kit does not come with
the pattern, that must come through the magazine. So go try something new or something you thought you could not do
and you just may be pleasantly surprised.