But I don’t want to copy her. Jasmin French makes these amazingly fun beads and the photo below shows a set I just had to have of hers!
Jasmin just recently published a tutorial in Soda Lime Times of some awesome beads that she makes. She generally uses awesome colors, enamel and she presses them into a tab shape. Here are the beads she made for her tutorial. Very happy right?
Now, I have been making squeezed beads or tab beads since 2007 – here are some photos of beads I have made since then (some I want to go back and make again, if I can remember how!).
But they aren’t really “happy” beads are they? And would I love to make beads just like Jasmin French? Without a doubt! But that wouldn’t really be right, nor would it be my style. But I did take her tutorial and put my own take on some beads the other night.
I used enamels and stringer and made some happy beads, but still in what I consider to be my style. I really like them too! Is there a lesson here? No, not really. Just that you can be influenced by someone but not do exactly what they do. You can take an idea and run with it!