Friday, February 12, 2010

Rotating Tires

tires 1
purple tire
Rotating Tires

In Monday's random thoughts, I mentioned I wanted to make a giant transparent purple hollow bead with a big hole (or something to that effect). I didn't get much beading time this week, but I did get just enough to experiment with what I was day dreaming about. And it ended up being one of those times where I truly surprised myself at the torch. Because, holy crow, I did it!! I had an idea, sat down, tried it, and it freaking worked!! Sure, you might be thinking "Kerry, everything you do works", but no, it doesn't always and these, in my opinion, are really hard to make. I am feeling so proud of these.

Okay, so, I am calling this style "Tire" beads. They remind me of inner tubes you float around a lake on some lazy summer day. You know, the kind where your butt gets stuck in the middle, lol. After I shot that little video yesterday, I spent some time working up this necklace with a few of those tires. It is called, obviously, "Rotating Tires". It is so so fun!! I love it.

15 comments:

Kristen said...

Ok, I LOVE those tire beads!! Great necklace! The colors are wonderful and I love how you put it together. Hope you make some of these someday for your bead box!

Debbie Schueler said...

Those are soooo cool! I must have some. Where can I buy?

SueBeads said...

I love those! Great job!

mairedodd said...

i loved the video and those beads! when i come up with an idea and it executes easily, i get so worried! because i am afraid i won't be able to do it again - but it always works out! so glad you were able to do what you set out to do ~ feels good..

Gardanne said...

I thought this post was going to be a sad story about car trouble. Love the name.

Magda said...

Wow Kerry, I am sooo freakin impressed!! Amazing.

Heather Powers said...

love them Kerry! I have been enjoying your book this week.

Betsy said...

OMG!!! those are so cool!!!!! LOVE!THEM!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Love the bunch of color!

Cindy said...

Kerry
These are so cool!!! Great name - sure suits these beads! Love the colorful totally KABS necklace too.

Jo said...

Oh my! I LOVE those beads!!! Are you going to sell them as well?

Meredith said...

Oh, I love these beads! These are some of my favorite colors that oyu work in. Nice!

belvedere beads said...

Kerry, you'll laugh. We were so on the same page last week. I too challenged myself to make a giant bumpy hollow - only difference, mine is tangerine. We practically have matching blog posts yesterday. Zeitgeist is a weird thing.

Ann Hiltner said...

It's kabalicious.

wildvanilla said...

That is one heck of a bead! I love it! Great size!