Saturday, May 7, 2011

BABY BIRD HOUSE BEADS

I am an avid follower of Cindy Lietz at http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/.  Every Friday Cindy puts up a new video showing a tutorial about polymer clay or something related.  This past Monday she put out a free video about her tear drop blends and how to shift it.  You can go to the link above if you want to see it.  I'm not sure how long it will be there and how long it will be free.

Anyway, a week ago last Friday she did a tutorial about making bird house beads.  I watched it and thought it was cute but it wasn't something I normally would get excited about.  Well, my last two posts have been about the baby cactus wrens that were born in a nest right across the street from me.  I've been checking on them twice a day since I found them.  I think that nest inspired me to try Cindy's little bird houses.  I made two of them and I can feel a bunch more in that muse in my head.




BEAD UNIQUE MAGAZINE

On the cover of the 7th Anniversary Issue of Bead Unique there was a picture of a beautiful polymer clay necklace.


My friend Rose decided she loved that necklace so much she had to have one.  Check this out.

Isn't this gorgeous?  She made four petals instead of two and she also made her own neck piece by doing Kumihimo.  She does incredible Kumihimo ropes.  Congratulations Rose, where's mine?  LOL


SISTER'S EARRINGS

My sister is going to a wedding in Florida next week and needed earrings.  I've been playing with the new Tila (two hole) beads.  Made these for her.  Haven't heard if she got them yet or not.  At least she loved the pens I made for the wedding.



ON A SAD NOTE


My guy Boo isn't doing good.  He's almost 20 now.  We've been up all night (he was sick) and he's lost weight and isn't eating.  He's going to the doctor on Monday since they aren't open today.   We are going to spend the weekend snuggling.  It's hard for me to write this because I've been crying all day.  It hurts me to see him like this.  I've had him since he was 3 weeks old and he's had me laughing for almost 20 years.  He's been a good friend and my best pal but I think he's tired now. 

5 comments:

Rose said...

Bonnie,
Your bird houses are so cute. Thanks for putting my polymer flower on your blog.
Let me know how Boo is. It is so sad to say goodbye. I'll be around if you need a friend,

coltpixy said...

I am so sorry I know how much it hurts. (((hugs)))

Linda K. said...

Oh, poor little Boo. I hope that it turns out to be a false alarm when you get to the vet tomorrow.

I love what you did with Cindy's birdhouse tutorial and the colors you used are great together.

Cool earrings. I've been meaning to get some of those tila beads...

Lupe Meter said...

Poor Boo!!! I know how you must be feeling, Bonnie...been there several times. I will be praying for Boo and for the Lord's will. Hugs and more Hugs!!!

You and Carolyn beat me on the birdhouses. I have two done but just haven't had the time to make more. I have two other projects that I am wanting to get done, but today was not productive for me. You birdhouses are fabulous. Don't you think they could also make nice beads for Beads of Courage? Your earrings are beautiful too! My, my, my...good minds think alike, Rose...I was thinking of making those same necklaces too! Beautiful!

Well, let me know how Boo does tomorrow at the vet. You all will be in my prayers tonite. It is hard to see a furry friend, an important part of the family hurting and it is even tougher to let go. I'm crying right along with you, Bonnie.

Its All About Creating said...

I'm thinking of you and Boo and all your wonderful stories of him. One only had to meet him once to never forget him. I will keep you both in my prayers. Hang in there.