Thursday, December 31, 2009


Here's Annie getting her hair cut by her aunt Susie.  Now she can see and doesn't need the barrette anymore.

Doesn't look like Beau is too happy about this arrangement but I think Annie has settled in for the duration.  She has her little jacket on and looks like she knows where life is good.

This little girl is finally catching up on her sleep.  Annie is doing good now, she is in a good home with great parents and a wonderful big brother.  I wish I could bring her over here by the cat but he doesn't much like dogs.  The last one that tried to kiss him ended up crying.  I don't know why dogs like to kiss my cat but they do.

Isn't this beautiful?  I had a wonderful surprise yesterday.  My friend Rose gave me this beautiful Monet's Garden bracelet that she made for me.  She is so sweet, I know how tedious these are to make.  I wore it all day yesterday and all day today.  My husband said I had to take it off when we went to bed last night.
Thank you Rose.

These are polymer clay beads that I made with the Makin's Extruder using the Cindy Lietz method.  It's really a lot of fun but the black and white doesn't show as much as the many colored ones.  The Cindy Lietz website is a great place to learn many techniques not only about clay but also about wire, sanding, buffing, etc.  You can check out her website at

The above beads are also polymer clay. The top picture is of two teardrop pendants that I made from a spliced cane. They have been sanded and buffed.  The three smaller beads also made from that cane haven't been sanded or buffed yet.  The bottom picture is one of the pendants and a herringbone necklace I'm making to match the pendant.  I'm going to wire wrap them so they fit on the necklace.  I'll post a picture when I'm done with them.

These are focal beads that I made from a Mokume Gane blend that I did with Fimo Red Translucent clay, gold clay, black clay and gold and silver leafing.  The top left swirly-lentil bead was made by slicing pieces off the side of the Mokume Gane block which makes the stripes on the bead.  On the back of the beads I used a texture plate with the circles and these have been sanded and buffed.  I'm also going to do some wire wrapping on them and perhaps some beads.  I have a lot to do as you can see.

Well, Booboo decided he didn't want to celebrate New Years so he's hiding in the bag with his ball (one of 8).  He's 18 and I hope he gets to see many more New Years.

To all my friends and family I would like to wish you a Blessed, Healthy and Happy New Year.  Thank you all for making another year of my life fun and enjoyable.

To all the animals out there who have made me laugh and gave me wet sloppy kisses this year... Sissy, Scooter, Beau, Annie, Otis, Kita, Snowball and most of all Booboo.  I love you all.

I would especially like to wish my wonderful husband a Happy New Year.  We've had 29 wonderful years together but if another dog like Annie comes along, I'm putting you in a nursing home :0). LOL


Anonymous said...

Happy New Years, Bonnie! Rose is so your bracelet and very festive just for New Year's celebration. I love your teardrop pendant, especially the colors. It is going to be a beautiful necklace. You will have to bring some of that cane in for show and tell at the next Guild well as the necklace when you finish it.

Anonymous said...

P.S. Annie is so adorable! I just love animals...they certainly add to our life, don't they?

PolymerClayTutor said...

Beautiful work Bonnie! I like the extruder flower cane done in black and white. It looks really modern!

Love the colors you did the spliced cane in. They are awesome, so is the rest of your jewelry. If you send me some photos of your pieces inspired by my tutes, I'll do a spotlight feature on you if you like. Let me know.

Thank you for the link. I really appreciate that.

Happy New Year to you! It is going to be an exciting year! ~Cindy Lietz