Saturday, June 20, 2009
Bead of the Week
So, last Saturday I selected Rubino Oro for my Bead of the Week prompt and I did in fact spend a bit of time playing around with this color. I've used Rubino Oro before but I guess it just hasn't sparked anything in me for awhile. To rekindle my interest in this color I purchased Sarah Horniks e-book, Think Pink. Sarah creates beautiful beads and uses this color with great ease in her work. I'm not so sure I learned something I didn't already know about this color but her work and her color combinations were inspiring.
Pictured above are samples of twisted cane I made using Rubino Oro. The pink that was created ranged from a rich raspberry to an eye popping fucshia.
Since I am currently raising money for Hannah's Hope, I decided to put my Bead of the Week color to work for me. Pictured below are a few of the hearts I made using another forgotten technique of raking colors with a pick to make the lines of color move either upward or down....
Well, thats just a little of what I've been up to this week using Rubino Oro. I hope you've given it a try too. If you have anything to show, please let me know & I'd be happy to post it here or provide a link..If you haven't already, I would recommend purchasing Sarah's e-book too. Its filled with great examples and gives well written descriptions.
My next Bead of the Week is Copper Green. I have loads of this color too. A few years ago I was wild about this copper green but then I was once again attracted to brighter things. It was a one time only thing but I actually got it to go copper for me....yes, I did!! Sad to say that hasn't happened again and I don't quite know what I did to achieve this!
Happy Beading! Use some Copper Green this week too!