Thursday, March 1, 2012


One thing I really like making are Spiral-Lentil beads.  I like them for focal beads on Kumihimo ropes and on chain necklaces.  A few weeks ago we had a polymer clay cane exchange at our guild.  One of the canes I received was so beautiful I was afraid to cut into it but I had made a spiral bead and didn't like the way it swirled so I covered it with pieces from this cane and I just love the way it turned out.  The cane is called "The Head Dress Cane".  It was made by my friend Pat at, you can see her cane there.  I sanded and buffed this bead and now I have to make the necklace for it.

Once I start doing spiral beads it's hard to stop.  It's like making beads on the bead rollers.  Last week I did a demo at our beading club and made a double spliced cane.  Gave a lot of it away but still had enough to make a spiral bead.

I love these colors.  My problem now is whether I want to sell them or not.  I might have to keep them for me.  This might need a fancy Herringbone or Kumihimo.  What do you think?

I had some left over pieces from different things I was doing and made a pendant that I didn't like after it was baked but once I sanded and buffed it, I like it.  Now I have another decision, what do I hang it on?
Once again, I need to take better pictures but you get the idea.

I have another spiral I did but have to sand and buff it before I post it.

Can't blog without a picture of Buster.
Oh the joys of being a kitten mother.


coltpixy said...

Love the beads! The graduations and tones of color are so lovely.

KayzKreationz said...

I love those beads. I tried making some spiral lentil beads and it just didn't happen. How do you hang them on your Kumihumo? I didn't think the holes would be big enough.

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Kayz I'll probably put a hole in the lentil bead on the top and then put a jump ring or wire or bail on it and then put it on the Kumihimo.

Pat Sernyk said...

Thanks for posting the beautiful spiral lentil bead you made with my cane on it.
And oh yes, I can identify with Buster playing with toilet tissue. Molly (our Bichon) loved to go to friends' houses just to check out the Charmin. She is responsible for 'redecorating' several homes.
Pets are so cute.

Linda K. said...

Bonnie, the crisp detail you get in your lentil beads is amazing, and the bead you made out of scraps is gorgeous! Love the photo of Buster. He is such a cutie.