Thursday, March 23, 2017

Best bead storage solution

Best bead storage solution I have ever found. A NEW gift to myself. This is an old parts metal storage box. I got it on Craigs list under the "materials" catagory. It is perfect! Plastic bead size boxes fit just right into each drawer. It holds almost all my beads 30 boxes. I color coding each drawer using paint store chips cut to size. another easy trick.

I have seen some on etsy too. Just type in metal strorage drawers


Thursday, February 23, 2017

another step done

Mrs Steep  has  color added to  her   pot .I used  Prima Marektings  texture powder and added it to  linen color folkart   paint .  I layered over the iron rust  paint.  Hopeful with   time the  rust will bleed through in random spots. I  mixed pastel  folk art paints with each other  and  in  with  the  hand made texture paint and dry brushed  color on in  layers. The texture added a lot ot "tooth "so dry brushing in layers was easy and fast.


Texture powder by PRIMA MARKETING 


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Progress in my color palette challenge

 Her name is MRS. STEEP . Next comes the colors . I started with  an iron  rusting paint base so when I lay the pastel paints over it in layers the pastels will not look so " candy" like.  Also   the rich warm brown  will make the colors pop when it peeks through here and there. It  will bleed  through my next pastel  layer of ivory much like tea would stain an ivory  linen napkin or  tea towel.

Monday, February 20, 2017

feb 20 -27 color challenge

Color plate challenge. Hey everyone , Join me this week and create something using the attached color palette. It can be anything. The only guide line is sharing as you work and using the palette. The challenge due date is next sunday evening feb 26th . Posting images of finished peices on monday the 27 th .Please share your progress on my time line and let me know if you are inby commenting" I AM IN" you can join anytime this week. OK. I am off to think about what i want to make .Follow the progress on my facebook page -julie haymaker. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

heart motif shrink plastic beads


This short video will take you through making  shrink plastic heart motif beads and then
creating a pair of earrings.
 XO Julie
Visit  juliehaymaker.com  and  my SHRINKETS  shop to see my line of shrink plastic bead molds and other companion products.






Template for shrink plastic bead 

Monday, February 13, 2017

An Altered Heart

This is an example of some of my more advanced work  using my shrinkets mold for makign   shrink plastic beads. In this project I used  simple soldering techniques to make a base pendant and then added the one of a kind shrink plastic forms to emblish the pendant   using cold onncetions to do so. I  then made a one of a kind chain creating  random  bead wraps and connecting  them with  left over chain snippets,. You can buy the shrinket  molds and my specialty   shrink plastic ( I used the opulent   shrink plastc the lace like cameo )  on my on  web site  juliehaymaker.com .
Click on the shrinkets shop on the menu bar. 



 shrink plastic jewelry