The concept was great but my pens and my translucent clay let me down. The pens bled and the clay didn't clear. I think it was the temperature but it was a good lesson. I love cats and I love this bead so I smothered it in copper. Will be trying this again. I have some new pens and I'll be very careful about the time and temperature of the oven.
MORE IS MORE LESS IS A BORE
I think Lisa Pavelka coined that phrase but it's really really me.
This pendant was made using the Tina Holden Shimmer Batik tutorial but I did something weird to the top and didn't like it so I put some fine glitter on it and some Magic-Glos and wire wrapped it. Now I like it.
INCREDIBLE CANES BY AMY GEBHARDT
Amy Gebhardt is a member of our clay guild and she does some of the most incredible canes I've ever seen. She makes beautiful pods and interesting items. I was fortunate to be able to watch her build some canes last year at our annual retreat. I was amazed. At one of our meetings Amy gave me two pieces of one of her canes which I carefully wrapped up and brought home. I baked them, sanded and buffed them and let sit in front of me for months. I thought what great inspiration. I finally decided to do something with them.
One has curlies and one doesn't. I like my earrings to be different. People look twice when you are wearing two matching-unmatching earrings.
My pictures aren't very good tonight. Had to take my photo set up down because my husband needed the table. It's like having one car. Drives me nuts, short drive.
Almost forgot. I finished some more golf stroke counters today. Tried some wooden beads on them to see if it would be more of a sporting look. Kind of like it.