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Kaleidoscope Bead Necklace

It is that time of year again.  Soon the smell of deep fat fried everything… will fill the air.  I am talking about the San Diego County Fair.  I entered two items in this year.  First a necklace made from my Kaleidoscope cane beads.  I had a particular vision in my mind.  I kept thinking I should have taken pictures along the way.  I would get the chains strung and then I would think of an idea that I thought would make a better design.  So I would change it to the new idea.  I think I went through at least 3-4 different variations.  Even after I took pictures of it so I would have them to show you I changed the back necklace.  I didn’t like it having the clasps on each side of the end of the three strand chains.  I changed it to a single lobster claw clasp which hooks in the back. So if you want to see the final product you will have to visit the fair.  Next time I will tell you about the other entry.  It has a story also…. -K

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Mica Shift Polymer Beads

Using Polymer clay with Mica in it allows you to make things using only one color of clay if you choose.  These beads where made using a purple pearl color and the differences in the color is the mica.  When you show the different sides of the mica you get darks and lights.  I used a ripple blade to cut a stack.  on some of the beads.  Then I cut different shapes using Kemper cutters.  Once the beads were baked I wired them and strung them between chain to make this necklace.  -K

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