Girls (ladies) if you click on the picture it will show you a close up. The beads on the far right have wire wrapping on them to make sure they stay up when the bead under them is pulled down. You can see the new swivel lobster claws I put on them from the url I mentioned in our conversation from El at Tantalizing Stitches at http://bagnsupplies.com/. She ships fast and 5% of your purchase is donated to animal charity and you know how I feel about animals. Thanks El for that.
This is the Amy 2mm Macrame cord that I told you about. You could probably use others but I like this. I usually cut about 16 to 18 inches sometimes less and use that for the counter.
These are the two drills I use for the beads. On the left is 5/64ths and the right is 1/8th which is the perfect size for the Amy cord. Don't start your hole with the 1/8th right away. Work your way up or the bead will crack. Save all the little shavings and roll them into some translucent clay for a wild effect.
Let me know if you need anything else. Maybe you two should come to Arizona and we can have a clay weekend.
SCARVES FOR OUR FORCES IN IRAQ
I belong to a club here in Sun City West that does a lot of charity work. A couple months ago the Cave Creek, Arizona American Legion adopted a batalion that is over in Iraq. They asked if someone could make them scarves and hats because it does get cold in the desert over there. Our club volunteered to do this. So far, I've made 4 scarves and 3 hats. They are only allowed to have pure wool and the scarves have to be 12 inches wide and 42 inches long so they can be tucked into their pants. They have to be pure wool in case of fire. Wool does not burn the skin. I started this scarf this morning. It's suppose to be single crochet which is very boring and takes forever but we found out we could do a double crochet every few rows. Now I've finished almost a foot in the small amount of time that I've been working on this and I still only have 4 inches of the bead crochet I've been working on. GO FIGURE.
It looks pretty boring but if it keeps one of our people in Iraq warm I'll make 100 more. This yarn is pricey. We have been able to use Joann and Michael's coupons to buy it which helps a lot. I bought some at Hobby Lobby but could only use one coupon. When we send this back, the paper work from the yarn has to be wrapped around the scarf. That's how important it is to them to make sure it's wool.
WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER
My friend Lupe from http://miramecreations.blogspot.com/ won another giveaway. I think this is number 4 or 5 just in the last month. Please go to her blog and see the latest pieces that she has done, they are gorgeous. Talk her into giving away some of her pieces but she needs to give them to me LOL./
If I don't blog again, have a Happy Easter and eat lots of jelly beans.