Introducing Freeform Polymer Beads….

I originally created these polymer buttons/beads for my own use in conjunction with, & to be incorporated into, my freeform crochet work mainly because I couldn’t find what I wanted elsewhere – Over that last few months I’ve many enquires about them so have decided to offer some for sale in my Etsy shop

I love making these buttons/beads… it’s a lovely change from fibre… but you will notice that I do not disguise the handmade nature of these pieces & there are some anomalies such as: fingerprints, brush strokes, distress scars & many a wonky edge & of course,  no two pieces are ever the same – & it’s these unique imperfections & differences that I love most, I never really know what I’m going to end up with – so very freeform… just wish the photos would do them justice – they look so much better in the flesh.

All my polymer buttons/beads are freeformed either by pinching the clay into shape or pressing it into one of my own handmade moulds. They are baked at the recommended temperature & roughly sanded. Depending on the effect I’m trying to achieve, each piece is hand-paint with a variety of acrylic/oil/metallic paints/powders then sealed with 2 coats of Polyurethane (indoor/outdoor) water based satin varnish & left to cure for at least 48 hours

 

 

 

One for the cowboy/girls & one for the Pink Princess

2 new additions to the shop – the colours in the glasses case simply remind me of cowboys – hence Rodeo & the cushion cover is just over-the-top for those Pink Princesses out there…..

Rodeo – Glasses Case

 

Headband Scarf/wrap with Beads Pattern

Although I’m giving written instructions for this patter, I nevertheless consider it as basically Freeform

Your choice of yarn/yarns, buttons, beads, even crochet motifs that can be sewn on later, your hook size, working the pattern in one stitch or a combination of stitches will determine the look of your finished project.
Experiment & have fun with this dead easy basic Freeform pattern $5.00 USD 
Please note: PDF downloads are not eligible for return or refund

A peek at what’s inside Freeform & Beyond






here’s a little peek at what’s inside my new book Freeform & Beyond

Finally…tied up all those loose ends…wha hoo!!!

had these pieces unfinished for the longest time – always niggling in the back of my mind – UFO’s what pests… but now… they’re done & doesn’t it feel great……