I've got a collection of beads and pendants made and have been a busy little bee getting them all sanded.
The pendants in the middle and swirly lentil beads on the right have all been hand sanded. I sanded for an hour and a half or longer last night. So far, I've used 3 different grits of fine wet/dry sandpaper on them, one more grit to go. Next, I'll buff them with denim. Then they'll be varnished and baked again.
The beads on the right have been sanded once, and now need to go back in the tumbler for another 12 - 14 hours with the next finer grit of sandpaper. Little round beads are too difficult for me to hand sand, so the rock tumbler, lined with a sheet of sandpaper and then filled with little squares of sandpaper, does the work for me.
The lone swirly lentil bead in green, aqua & purple has thwarted me. I completely forgot to put a hole in it for stringing before I baked it. I love the colors and I really want to use it for a necklace. Any ideas?
22 hours ago