Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Liquid Beadz Pendant

Liquid beadz pendant
Oh my life, I’ve just discovered Liquid Beadz! I know they have been around for ages, but it was only when I saw them reduced in HobbyCraft that I decided that  29p was neither here nor there to have a little play,  ….. well, now I am addicted and wish I had bought a couple more pots!  Typical!
Liquid beadz
The instructions were very simple to follow …. 
Liquid beadz 1 Liquid Beads 2
For this first attempt I cut a 2 ins square of strong card and covered it with a mixture of Midnight and Topaz Beadz with a spatula (not supplied).  They didn’t feel that sticky, but held onto the card well. I then decided to embellish the Beadz with other gems and charms I had by pushing them into the Beadz base, but admit to using a bit of extra PVA with them, just in case they didn’t stick, and since it dries clear, nothing would be lost.
Liquid beadz 3
It looked a bit of a mess when wet as you can see in the picture above.
Liquid Beadz
But when dry I was thrilled with the results.
I wasn’t sure what to do with this first experiment, but in the end decided to turn it into a pendant.  I coloured the little bits of card still showing on the front and the whole of the back in black, and then sealed the back using Anita’s 3D clear gloss and added a flat back bail.
I’m not sure how wearable/durable it will be, but I can always turn it into a fridge magnet later.  However, as I like the end result,  I will invest in a couple of proper pendant bases to make a more “professional” piece of jewellery next time.


FairyD said...

Helen...this is gorgeous...I saw some tubs in HC at the weekend..never thought they could look good.

FairyD x

misteejay said...

How beautiful Helen and as you say, for that price you had nothing to lose...but boy look at what you have gained.

Toni :o)

Merry said...

Never heard of this before but sure looks like loads of fun.

Becky Bowden said...

Oh my gosh! I adore this and dragonflies are my absolute fave x Amazing piece!

Stampersue said...

What a great idea Helen - I would never have thought of this in a million years. You are so clever:-)



K said...

I've never heard of them but love that effect!

Hazel said...

Ive popped here to let you know theres a little award on my blog I wanted to pass on to you

Judith said...

Fantastic its beautiful! x

Sean Grobler said...

HI, I bought these and they are dried up in the tub, I can't seem to find help online on how to get them to work again, do you have any advice?