Maggie Maggio

Smashing Color for the 21st Century

Tag: pivot bead strand

New Twists on Pivot Beads

The Polymer Penguin’s pivot beads take the idea in a whole new direction. Zjet’s Flickr site has some gorgeous collages and shows more of her many colored pivot beads.  The color coordinated caps add a beautiful finishing touch. Dora Arsenault strung multi-colored pivot beads into an eye-catching necklace.   Dottie McMillan, author of Artful Ways with Polymer Clay, […]

Watercolor Technique Tutorial

I am having trouble with my camera but here’s a quick and dirty tutorial on using the watercolor technique to make “torn paper” beads similar to the bead on the lower left. 1. Mix a palette.  I always start a project by mixing a set of colors that “hang together.”  Make at least one color in each hue […]