Friday, January 23, 2009

Leaf Print Beads

Wow, two posts in two days! Can you believe it? I have been inspired by my good buddy Karen Ottenbreit, who has been working hard on getting her website up and running, setting up a blog and an etsy shop, and then jumping in and trying to figure out facebook with me. She made me feel like such a slug! So...hopefully her work ethic is going to rub off on me some!

I made a whole series of these leaf print beads a few months ago. Some of them were the colors you do find leaves in, shades of greens and browns. But I had the most fun making them in colors you don't see leaves in, aqua, pink, mauve, purple, turquoise and red. I want to make some more, most of them are long gone.

I used different leaves from my yard, and a few I snuck from my neighbors! Raspberry, strawberry, lilac and birch were all that I could find so late in the year. I am impatiently waiting for our long Alaskan winter to be open so I can add more leave print molds to my collection.



your leaf textures are awesome, I never would have thought of that!

Illaya said...

What molding material are using to make your leave molds. I have tried several brands without much success. I adore these types of beads and so want to get the technique done. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Illaya at broadstripe dot net.