Yesterday we took my friend Judy out for her birthday. We went to Tempe to one of Arizona's biggest beading stores first. I didn't need anything. My bag weighed 7 pounds when we left. Then we went to a huge art supply store. I didn't need anything. They had Premo clay. They had all the new colors for $2.09 for a 2 ounce bar and they had 1 pound bars for $10.99. I already have 420 bars of clay. Now I have 435. We went to lunch downtown Tempe at a place called House of Tricks. Awesome food but my GPS didn't tell me that yesterday was ASU's graduation in Tempe. Hope those kids find jobs. From there we went to a beading store in Peoria that was having a 50% off of everything sale because the road is going to be paved for a week and they knew business would be bad. I didn't need anything. Spent $56 but got out paying $28 because of the sale. Now I can't find room to put all this stuff. AM I THE ONLY ONE?
I did some clay work this week trying to get my mind off Booboo. I made this pendant and matching earrings. I wore it yesterday when we went out. It wasn't wired the way I wanted it to be but when I opened a package of coiled wire, the wire sprang out and ripped a slice in my thumb one inch long. Couldn't hold anything for 2 days.
It's a form of Mokume Gane and has Magic Glos on it. By the way, my cameras are acting funny again. I think they are going through MENopause. If you click on this you can see it better.
In the August 2008 issue of Bead and Button there is a pattern in there for a beaded bead. It's actually right angle weave with two needles and is very simple. I made a bead and it's beautiful but it's a big honking thing. I used some size 11, gold seed beads on it and after handling it a couple times, the gold rubbed off. Can't remember where I got these. I've started a herringbone necklace to put it on and I'm using the same seed beads. The gold is coming off again.
I'll post a picture when I'm done. Cameras and I weren't getting along today.
TILA BEAD EARRINGS
I bought a ton of Tila Beads (two hole beads). I love making these earrings. I put 3 pair in my Arfire store at http://www.artfire.com/users/BLeeKreations. Since I over bought (:0) on those also, I'm selling the earrings very cheap. At least this keeps me out of the bar and off the streets.
My relatives don't want any more jewlery.
I wonder if we can take over AA and just call it BA and PCA. I know I'm not alone in this!!!!!!