Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lucite beading

Red Daffodil with bali silver and Swarovski crystal

Today I made some new designs, got finally Lucite beads that I ordered. Lucite is Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) ie. kind of acryl. It started off being used for costume jewelry and in the 1950s became extremely popular. There are reproduction of lucite and real vintage lucite beads. Vintage beads are sometimes hard to find and they are more expensive than reproduction lucite beads.

There are a huge amount of variety of lucite beads. They come from almost all shapes that you can imagine: plenty of different kind of flowers, leaves, animals, typical round beads etc. It's rather easy to combine different materials with lucite beads, gold filled wire and findings, sterling silver. One of the most attractive way is to combine antiqued brass or antiqued silver with lucite beads.

Blue lucite lilies as Angels dress

Lucite beads inspire artist to new challenges. With imagination original shape can be changed. I used lucite lilies to create angels dress. Next challenge is to use black lucite beads to design Halloween jewelry.


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