Years ago when I quilted I saw old fabric stamps and fell in love with the idea of hand stamping with wood blocks. I never had the opportunity to buy any until just a few weeks ago and I ran across what I thought was a great deal so I bought some old wooden hand stamps. Here are a couple and the wet beads just impressed with them...
Here are a few of the textures around the house that I used on a few batch of beads this evening.
From my dog comb,
a glass coaster,
an old hair band,
the cat brush and a straw.
One thing that did not work out as well as I expected was from an old colander...
These beads will dry in a couple of days and then I will wet sand them, bisque fire, glaze, re-fire them to cone six and show them off later. These were made with my new very dark clay and I can hardly wait to see them finished myself.
Hope you enjoyed this time together, let me know, please leave a comment! Check out my Etsy store where there are some things ready and let me know what you think! If you are a Facebook fan, I have a page there called Marti's Buttons-n-Beads, please look it up...
and as always, thanks for stopping by, take care!