It's Bead Table Wednesday. I spent a collective 4 hours or so glazing beads out of this big batch you see above. It takes between 3 and 5 minutes per bead, depending on how well the heat gun's warmed up and how many floating lint particles and little hairs get stuck to the bead in the process. Those minutes really add up.
I've decided that I'm going to pair up some small groups of these beads with the doodlebeads that I made with their scraps. I'm not done glazing the whole batch yet, and I haven't decided how many will be in the sets, but I grouped some complimentary beads together just to show how cute they are together. Below each group are the palettes I used and the images I chose the palettes from. I have several different apps on my phone for creating color palettes and I'm kind of obsessed with them.
"Miss Jewlz" color palette. This is a character from a cartoon my nieces used to watch. I always liked the color of her hair.
"Antique Elephants" color palette. I took this photo at a local antique shop. I think they're salt and pepper shakers.
"Yours Truly" color palette. That's muh face.
"Lobster Ladies" color palette. I can't remember where this picture came from, but it's pretty cool, huh? The girl on the left reminds me of a younger Winona Ryder.
Check out other people's Bead Table Wednesday pics at the flickr group. That's what I'm going to go do right now!