Quite a few people are making their own bead caps with PMC and there's been some talk about where to get rubber stamps that would work well. My friend Steve of Meer Image has a line of tiny peg stamps that I thought would work perfectly. They are a great size, have a nice long "handle" and they're really affordable. The peg measures 3" long and is 1/2" in diameter and the actual image is about 3/8". He has a large selection that you can see here:
This bead was made with stormed Psyche and stormed Psyche Light. I just wound a couple of stormed stringers on the mandrel. Then I put it through the webbing technique a few times, reduced and encased. I think the effect is cool. However, it can easily get overdone with too much webbing that you can't burn off. The best way to solve that little problem is to put some more stormed stringer on the bead to kind of start over. Double Helix has told me that they will have Psyche Light available again in the near future.
I'm trying to wrap up the new images so I can get them off to the engraver. I only have around 20 images right now but I try to go for quality over quantity. This release will be mostly scene builders. Driftwood Beach shown here is one of the new ones that I really like.
Are these not totally adorable? These are Valentine's cupcake toppers made from shrink plastic. All the stamps used are offered at a discount during the month of February and you can find everything here: February POTM