Saturday, March 6, 2010

NATASHA BEAD, PARROT BAG, GLASS PENDANT AND THE BABIES


Today I'm doing laundry and cleaning carpets and playing.  In between those chores I'm trying to finish some pieces that I'm either going to put in the craft fair on the 20th of March or put them on Etsy.
This picture is of a Natasha Bead that I had made with some scraps of polymer clay that turned out to be very south west looking.  I wire wrapped it and then couldn't decide what to do with it.  I started making a turquoise, herringbone necklace for it and when I was half way done decided I didn't like it.  I put the chain on the bead and started tying it in knots.  It really looks good that way even though the picture isn't so great.


I put this on black ribbon and put a rhinestone studded, magnetic clasp on it that is easy to put on and take off.


FRONT


BACK

This is a canvas bag that I made for my mother and she said she had enough bags so I kept it.  I'm thinking about putting my buttons that I got from the button exchange on this bag, haven't decided yet.


Last week I was going into Joann's and I heard someone yelling my name.  It was my friend Suzanne who teaches polymer clay, beading, dominoe stamping, she's an artist and does murals in peoples homes, this girl has more talent in her finger than most people have in their whole body including me.  The first time I met her I was stunned.  She's about 6 feet tall, has a body that doesn't stop, she's drop dead gorgeous and has 5 kids and the most incredible thing about her is that she's the sweetest girl I've ever met.  She's got the whole package and she's a heck of a teacher.  Anyway, I was wearing my necklace that I made after the Tory Hughes class and Suzanne raved about it.  She was having a class that morning and she pulled me in so I could show everyone my necklace.  Then she made me sit down and make this pendant with the rest of the class.  She had gone to Tucson to the bead show and brought all this stuff back with her to teach in classes and it was really fun.  Thanks Suzanne.



And last but not least I had to put in a picture of two of my best friends.  Scooter on the left and Annie on the right.  They play so hard they wear each other out.

Yesterday I went down to the Goodyear Swap Meet with a couple of friends and we had a great time.  I bought some more tee shirts and stuff to use for polymer clay.  There is a store there that sells beautiful Victorian things and I have bought some table cloths and runners for the dressers and she always has some great little plaques.  I saw one yesterday that really made me chuckle.  It said:

"IF IT WEREN'T FOR CHOCOLATE, THERE WOULD BE NO NEED FOR CONTROL TOP PANTYHOSE"

I remember the days of control top pantyhose, everyone was wearing them and we all hated them.  I bet I spent $300 a year on panty hose.  WHAT WAS I THINKING???????

3 comments:

miramecreations said...

Beautiful pendant, Bonnie! That is a good idea to put all your buttons on your canvas bag...that would be neat. Just love your little mutts...what a cute picture...absolutely adorable!

Kathy said...

Awesome, Bonnie!!!! I LOVE that necklace! I especially love how you made that beading into the bail! How unique!!!

Melobeau said...

Lovely Natasha and wire wrap. Very cool beaded bail and ribbon! I agree, very south west looking. Parrot bag is so much fun and perfect to store your buttons (your mom's loss). Like the bright sunny parrot and the touch of the danglie bead embroidery. What a nice tribute from Suzanne. Doesn't get much better than that! Your "best friends" are just the cutest.
Thanks for your kind comments at my blog. Don't know about a photo of my wearing it though, a bit hard to take and I'm VERY camera shy.