Saturday, November 13, 2010

BEAD ROLLER BEADS AND DEMO - BREAST CANCER GOLF OUTING

This has been a busy week.  Wednesday at our beading club I did a demo on bead rollers.  I have some new people who are getting into polymer clay and they all bought bead rollers but were having problems with them.  When my husband had his new heart valve put in and his by pass surgery, I sat for 2 weeks and played with the bead rollers. Couldn't make much noise and couldn't leave the house.   I love using the bead rollers because I never know what the pattern on the bead will look like.  I made some beads and sanded and buffed them to show them what they could do with bead rollers.


Most of these were made with leftovers or cane ends.



The one on the right is one of my favorites.  It was made with two pieces of a flower cane  that I made a couple weeks ago.   The one on the left is made with black and white flower cane ends and strips of silver clay.



KUMIHIMO BRAIDING

Some of the girls at our beading club have been making their own neck cords on a disk using the Japanese art of Kumihimo Braiding.  Rose, Judy, Evelyn and I decided we wanted to try it.  Some of the girls bought their disks at the Tucson Bead show and paid $80 for them.  We found a place in Texas that sells a kit.  The kit comes with the disk, 8 plastic bobbins and some satin thread all for $22.  We got our kits Wednesday and I just finished one braid and I think Judy has done two and Rose is doing one and we still have to show Evelyn how to do it.  It's really fun and not hard.


This is my disk and my finished braid.  I used some size 2 nylon cord that I got at Hobby Lobby.  I bought some larger cord also and will try that next.  If you are interested in ordering this kit, leave me a comment and I'll give you the name of the place that we got our kits from.  I don't know them well enough to publish their website on my blog.  I think this is going to be a great way to make matching cords for my polymer clay pendants.

BREAST CANCER GOLF OUTING

I told you this has been a busy week.  Today I golfed in a breast cancer golf outing.  I bought raffle tickets and won a $20 gift certificate to The Corner Bakery (just what I need).  They had a silent auction and had some beautiful items that people donated.  They had a basket full of Mary Kay products and I bid on it and won.  It has enough things in it for me to use as gifts for Christmas for at least 3 people.



The weather was gorgeous, we had hot dogs before we teed off and the Texas Road House gave out ribs on one of the holes.  Hard to hit a ball with a rib in one hand and a club in the other.

MY WISH IS THAT THEY FIND A CURE FOR BREAST CANCER OR A PILL THAT A WOMAN CAN TAKE SO SHE DOESN'T GET BREAST CANCER. 


If you get a chance, find a way to help the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  We could be saving your best friend, your sister or your daughter by just giving towards research to help find a cure for this terrible disease.  Don't forget to get your mammogram.

Some time in the very near future I will posting a pink ribbon bracelet as a give away.  Watch this blog.

3 comments:

miramecreations said...

Nice beads! My favorite is the black one...beautiful! Yes, I am interested in the link to make the cording. Send it via email if you have time Bonnie! Thanks! Glad your hubby is doing better.

Cherie said...

The beads are beautiful. I love the one made with the flower cane. Yes, kumihimo is a great way to string polymer clay beads. I tried doing a cord and it's not hard at all. I need to go get some cording from my bead shop.Do you finish them with cord ends like Cindy showed us?

Kathy said...

Yes, I love these beads! Very lovely! I like the braiding, too. I might have to try that.