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Friday, April 13, 2012

I haven't got a Klew

So I was all set to blog about Kumihimo for K day of the A to Z blogging challenge, but I discovered that another Beady Blogger beat me to it. It is a darn good post, too. You can check it out here. http://amybeads.blogspot.com/2012/04/blogging-from-z-k-kumihimo.html .

So after reading Amy's post, I decided that I should probably find another subject to blog about today. I was sitting there, in a panic, worried because I didn't have a clue as to what I should blog about today. And then it hit me (like a ton of bricks) that I REALLY DON'T have a "Klew", but would like to have a Klew, and that's exactly what I should blog about today.

Now I know  you are wondering " What the heck is a Klew?" Well a picture speaks louder than words, so I will show you exactly what a Klew is.

                                                       



A Klew bead is a bead created by polymer clay guru, Karen Lewis who discovered polymer clay in the eighties and has been creating miniature works of art ever since. She is a master of the technique called caning which is a slicing and layering technique borrowed from Venetian glass workers. She is also a master in creating vibrant color in clay.  I swear she has the uncanny ability to make polymer clay beads appear to be just as smooth and shiny as lampworked glass beads.  Just look at the luminosity of some of these beads, absolutely amazing! Not only has she mastered the art of creating gorgeous polymer clay beads, she has also mastered the art of teaching others this skill. Now that is what I call talent!

So now you know what a Klew is and why I wish I had a Klew. If you would like to learn more about Karen Lewis and Klew beads, here is a link to her website. http://klewexpressions.com/index.htm .

TTYL and make it a good night,
Debbie

6 comments:

Faith said...

Wow! Those are some beautiful beads. I can't believe they're just polymer clay!

Halinka said...

Fantastic beads,Debbie.You have interested me with them very much.I love also the polimer clay cabochons,but I do not have even one.I'd have to find some fine shops in the net to buy them-maybe I'll purchase something also from Karen.The beads are really a small artpieces.
Hugs-Halinka-

Arlee Bird said...

Those are some beautiful beads. Never heard of the word "Klew"--now I know.

Lee
A Few Words
An A to Z Co-host blog

JoJo said...

Those are amazing beads!! I never mastered the polymer clay art at all and I admire people who can do it!

michelle said...

I had no clue about Klew, but now I'm really Klewed up about it!
Great post - love the way you incorporated Klew into your initial state of cluelessness...
And the beads are gorgeous...

Shore Debris said...

Wow - Those are Fabulous! I might need to get a klew :)