Snowing in Philadelphia Potato beads!
It's been snowing here all night. I was hoping to get snowed in, but no luck!!
Last night on my etsy supply site I listed some potato beads. A friend of mine, Sandy Dawson, makes them from real potatos. She dries them in a dehydrator and cuts, sands, paints and repaints, and seals them. Drilled for bead and what an outcome. The texture is bizarre. When you tell people they're potatoes they can't believe it. Here's a link to the potatoes: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20607084 and here's a link to a necklace she made with them: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_2&listing_id=11453239&ga_search_query=potato&ga_search_type=user_shop_
Mixed with glass beads they're fantastic, I love hard and soft, smooth and rough mixed together. I think her turquoise ones are the best. Have a look and let me know what you think of them.