Saturday, July 23, 2011


This was going to be my clay week.  I finished the mask and made beads for my golf stroke counters and used my bead rollers to make beads for earrings (why do they call them that?) and then Jane called from the nursing home.  In a previous blog I told you about my 96 year old friend who is selling earrings and jewelry and sometimes right out of her ears.  I had to put the clay away and get out the beads and wires and findings and tools.

Her clients all like long and chunky.  I have 26 pair that I'm sending her so far.  The blue and magenta are polymer clay.  I had sent her one of my crosses with earrings to match and she saw a lady wearing cross earrings and pulled her into her room and sold her the cross set :0).  She just tickles me.  Every time I talk to her the excitement in her voice is amazing compared to before she started doing this.  I think I owe her a big bottle of vodka.

One of the pairs of earrings that Jane requested was for large, chunky crystals.  I have a whole box full of antique crystals from old necklaces that I had and things I found at estate sales.

These are 3 inches long and really aren't heavy but they sure do sparkle.  Hope she likes them.


We are taking my friend Bev out for her birthday tonight.  She requested purse blings as a gift.

The one on the left is her dog Honey.  The one on the right is an old ring that she had but the band was broken off.  I made a polymer clay backing for it.  You can click on the picture to see it closer.  I'm unhappy with the picture of Honey.  I put Mod Podge on both sides and let it dry.  I used Mod Podge to adhere it to the frame and let it dry.  Then I put Magic Glos on it, twice.  After 24 hours, the picture started doing things.  Maybe I should have left the Mod Podge dry a little longer.

I need to get back to clay and finish my pieces for our retreat.

1 comment:

Melobeau said...

WOW, all those cool earring (rings for the ears?) are going to make a lot ladies very happy. You must be one tireless worker. I especially like the ones made from the antique crystals. How clever to look for the at estate sales. I predict that Bev is going to love her birthday purse bling!