This is the bead that Judy made, the picture doesn't do it justice. It really is pretty and quite unique. I haven't decided how to finish it yet but I'll post a picture when I do.
These are not cookies. They are post earrings. I was in a Christmas mood yesterday and the window washers were here so I couldn't do much. I made these guys and I when I took them out of the oven, I thought they looked like they had too much egg nog. I have a tendency to overwork things and these two guys were definitely over worked. I actually put some ginger and nutmeg in the clay thinking that would make them smell but so far it just made them look silly, I'll wear them anyway and see what people think.
On a sadder note, this is Kita. He was an Akita and Sheppard mix. This has been my brother's best buddy for the last 9 years. Mr. Kita as they called him, went every where with my brother John. They went on the boat, they went to the store, he went on jobs and never left my brother's side. My sister and I always joked that Mr. Kita was Johnny's only friend. Last week John called and said that they had to put him to sleep. He started losing his eye sight about 2 years ago and then his hips went bad (which usually happens in big dogs). He was doing good but in the last 2 months he could hardly walk and dragged his feet and his paws would bleed. He got really bad last week and they took him to the vet and the vet helped them decide to let Kita go some place more peaceful where he would have less pain. It's been a long time since I've heard or seen my brother cry and it broke my heart. Anyone who has had animals in their lives knows about unconditional love. That's what animals always have for people. Booboo my cat was 18 in October and he has unconditional love for me too. However, at 5:30 this morning he decided to unroll the entire roll of toilet paper and run back and forth through the blinds till I finally got up.
We had our Arizona Polymer Clay Guild Christmas party this weekend. We really had a good time. Everyone brought food ( I ate too much) we had a raffle and played games and then we did a gift exhange. I was very lucky to have picked a box that was given by one of our very talented members. In the box was two polymer clay bead rollers that I didn't have (thought I had all of them). A bag of great flat backed beads, a bottle done in polymer clay, a wire book and this beautiful faux cinnabar necklace with silver chains that she made herself. It was a very generous gift and I'm glad I got it. This necklace is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it. Thanks Kathy. YOU DID GOOD.