Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Cloudy Thinking

I took this lovely photo of the sky on Monday evening. Are you wondering why I'm pointing my camera skywards?

Well, for about three years I've been trying to make beads that are evocative of clouds. I get an idea, try it out, it goes wrong and I shelve the cloud bead plans. I do this every few months and never end up with anything vaguely cloud-like. Until now.

I was twiddling about with the cloud bead idea again and came up with these. They're very subtle but I think they have a definite cloudy fluffiness about them. They're quite reminiscent of those altocumulus clouds in the photo. Oooh, get me getting all meteorological!

Now I have a basic cloud bead that I'm happy with I can hopefully develop the idea further. Stay tuned for cloudy progress . . . . .

10 Comments

BeadyPool said...

Just posted a comment on flickr about the beads looking like clouds and then read your blog....the kind of clouds you can watch on whilst on your back in a field on a sunny day. Beautiful beads as ever - I think you have captured the clouds well
Vx

Laura said...

Thank you, Veryan! That's exactly the type of cloud I was going for.

I'm looking forward to developing these.

Laura x

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

I really like these Laura! I would describe these as looking like beads even if you hadn't said so! Lovely!

Janine xxx

Caroline B said...

These are lovely, very dreamy and definitely containing little fluffy clouds! Looking forward to seeing where you go from here with the idea.

callula said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous and perfect for a cloudy design I woke up thinking about the other morning!!

Laura said...

Cheers ladies!

I shall have some of these for sale in the not-too-distant future .....

Brandi said...

They really do look like clouds!! Well done!

Laura said...

Thanks Brandi! Great to see you here. :o)

Laura x

Jo said...

Beautiful, and definitely summer clouds!
There's a little surprise for you on my blog Laura.
Jo x

Laura said...

Aw, thank you Jo! :o)