Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Booboo spent 30 minutes at the vets screaming at the top of his lungs.  If you have never heard a cat scream, you don't know what you are missing.  It makes the hair on your arms stand up and a lot of people look at you like you were sitting there in the nude.  There was a French Bulldog in the vets waiting room when Boo started screaming and I thought it was going to have a heart attack.  Not pretty.  It ran under a chair and all I could see was it's butt and it was shaking.  Picture that.

Anyway, my dear Boo has an abscess and it's infected.  They gave him a shot of antibiotics and when he looked at me I knew, I was in trouble.  Nothing like the wrath of an angry cat.  The doctor put me through the routine about how Boo is getting older and his kidney's are weakening and yadda, yadda, yadda.  He's not ready and neither am I.


Every day I like to learn something new especially about polymer clay or jewelry making or techniques.  About a year ago I bought a knotting tool:

and I bought some silk thread that has the needle already attached:

so I got them out today and taught myself how to hand knot a necklace.  Took it apart after the first 8 beads because I had nasty knot so I started over.  Then I realized the bead holes were really too big for this thread but I finished it anyway.  Going to have to research the hole sizes for the thread.  I also used French wire for the first time.  That's kind of interesting:

It's very fine and has a hole through it.  You cut a small piece, put it on your thread and then your toggle and it protects the thread from wear and tear from the toggle and it really gives it a nice finished look.  I might try this with some of my beading stuff or my wire stuff.  Anyway, it was really fun, didn't take long and I think I'm hooked.

This is the necklace on a black background.

This is the necklace on a white background so you can see the beads a little better.  Now it just needs a polymer clay pendant.

Now I have to finish my pens for the clay guild swap, the 30 guest gifts for the wedding shower, the donations I promised for the Orlando Clay Guilds Fandango and the animals for Beads of Courage. 

I know, I know I should be working instead of blogging but this is like having a BFF sitting on my desk.  The cat is deaf and the husband has seletive hearing so here I am again.

Say Goodnight Gracie


Desert Rubble said...

This was all so over my head lol But I'm glad they found what was wrong with BooBoo and I hope he's feeling better soon =)

Kathy said...

I LOVE the feel of a strand of knotted beads! All of the nylon wire they make (49 strands and whatnot) is an attempt to mimic the feel of the knotted silk and none of it works. ^_~

And sorry about BooBoo. :( It's never an easy thing to deal with anyone/animal you love suffering.

Lupe Meter said...

Glad BooBoo is feeling better! Just took in one of mutts to the vet too. He had an ugly rash on his belly and licking it was not helping. Got him on a steriod and antibiotic. I don't like it when one of my pets is underweather or dealing with something.
Nice knotting...beautiful necklace! I have a book on that but have done very little with it. I really should practice. Awesome job!