Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I was playing around with doilies and old lace.  These two pendants were made with the doily they are sitting on.  I ran black clay through the pasta machine on the largest setting and then ran it through again with the doily.  The bottom of the pendants were made with some scrap clay.  They were baked on a bottle to give them a little curve and then sanded and buffed.  I love using lace on clay too and you can put it on both sides of your clay so you have a texture on back and front.  Garage sales are a great place to find old lace and doilies.

I've been making beads out of some of my old canes.  I'm going to put together some fun stretch bracelets.  There is going to be a benefit May 26th back in Wisconsin to help with medical expenses for a 3 month old baby that had a stroke while it was being born and now they found out she has tumors on her nerve ends in her brain and her spine.  I wanted to send a few things for the raffle.  I also made 3 American Flag Bracelets.

Anyway, I'm was in a hurry to get these beads done.  I usually tumble my beads for at least 14 hours and then buff them.  I coated these with 2 coats of Future and then baked them at 200 degrees for an hour.  I usually only bake them for 20 minutes but I forgot them.  I think the hour really made them shinier.  The pink and brown ones are made with some old Studio by Sculpey clay that I had.  It was really hard so I added some pearl and translucent.  I was hoping the pink would be pinker and the brown would be browner.


Yesterday I had two epidurals in my lower back.  When he was putting the first one in it felt like barbed wire going in my leg.  I yelled out "Holy S--T".  Scared the doctor and the two nurses in the operating room.  When he did it the second time I had all I could do not to faint.  I'm taking some big white pills and have been babbling on and on and on.  LOL

I'm trying to get all this stuff done and my back hurts too much to sit very long.

Better living through chemistry. 


Lupe Meter said...

Oh, Bonnie, so sorry about the pain in your back. It is something when the pain that they give you is probably worse than the original pain of the ache. But, I am sure that it will help your back in the long run of things. Take it easy today and wish me luck in my class. Tell Buster to behave today too! Your top pendants are gorgeous!!! I love, love, love them!! Well, guess, I will have to take my doilies out and try that! Your scrap clay looks like material...who would have guessed that it was scrap clay. Love your other creations as well!! You always amaze me, Bonnie!

Anonymous said...

Wow..Sorry about those shots...Hope they worked. My friends gets those for her MS issues.....BTW, any idea what happened to Marie Segal's blog?

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

I haven't seen Marie Segal's blog in a long time. I wonder.