Friday, November 30, 2012

Another Addiction Why Me?

My friend Rose showed us how to make Shambala bracelets when we were at camp and I thought it was great but wasn't sure I wanted to get into another thing.  I already have my PHD in crafts. (Pile it Higher and Deeper).  Well, I watched a YouTube on how to make a Shambala bracelet and just happen to have some macrame cord and beads just sitting here (HAH).  Made one and forgot that Rose told me to use a cigarette lighter to burn the ends so I used glue and glued my fingers together trying to hold the cord.  So, Rose teaches another class and mentions the cigarette lighter (slap my head).  Sat down and made two thinking my sister MIGHT like these.  Never know with her.

So, here's Susie's.
Couldn't make one without making my niece one.
So I had to make 3 more for my other friends and for myself.
I've burned my fingers on every one of these.  The cat has stolen the first lighter I had.  I just bought $40 worth of cord and more beads.  Someone help me please.
Penni Jo's Molds
Last Wednesday at beading we had a clay day.  A couple of the girls wanted Evelyn to show them how to make Christmas ornaments the rest of us just played but I brought my Penni Jo molds to show them.  They were like a whirling dirvish.  Check this out.
This was Karen's.  I'm not sure how many she had when we finally left.
These were Jeannie's.  I can't wait to see what they do with them.  I'm guessing lots of glitter and powder.
This was the start of Carol's ornament.
Saw this on facebook, love it.  Looks like Buster.
I was trying to read our city's paper the other night and he wouldn't let me have it.  I didn't even know he could read.  He sure knows a donut box when he sees it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tigers, Giraffes, Leopards and Zebras My Oh My

Last week at our beading club a bunch of us got together to work on clay.  One of our ladies has been doing polymer for about a year and she's really into animal print stuff.  I talked her into doing a class on making animal print canes.  She did a wonderful job and we had so much fun.
This is a Zebra cane I made the night before the class.  I also did a tiger cane that I forgot to take a picture of.
These are two of the beads I made from the tiger cane and the zebra cane end pieces.
This is Karen teaching the zebra cane.
I made some Donna Greenberg beads after our friend Judy did a demo on how to do them.  They are the Sabre tooth ones.  Then I did the cross using the Penni Jo Couch mold and then did a bunch of beads.  I thought it would be heavy after putting it together but it wasn't.  Now I have to figure out what to do with the two pounds of animal print canes I have.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Sunday was a wonderful day.  Our guild was able to take a class with Sarah Shriver.  My BFF's and I were all together all day Sunday learning and having an incredible day.  Sarah is an amazing teacher.  Her color mixing methods make doing clay and making Skinner blends a whole new experience to an old clayer I mean an experienced clayer. LOL

This is Sarah showing us different methods of setting up Skinner blends for our canes.

This is one of the canes from the class but I don't recognize the fingers so I don't know who it belongs to.
These are Natasha beads I made with the end pieces of my cane.  I was so excited.  The one on the right looks like a cat with wings and little shoes.  Everything I look at has a cat in somewhere.  LOL

If I ever get some pieces finished pieces, I'll post them.

Wanted to thank Jodie for setting up the classes and all the hard work she put into organizing them and I wanted thank Carolyn for letting us use her shop for our class.  It was the perfect place for a class.  AND, I want to thank Sarah for sharing such wonderful information with us.

Sarah has a DVD that shows her techniques with color, canes and blends called Intricate Kaleidoscope Canes and it will give you an insight to her incredible canes.

Walked over to vote this morning.  It was a beautiful morning till I got in the room to vote.  There were about 10 people working in there and the smell of perfume and after shave were so strong my head plugged up and I could hardly breathe which made it hard to want to stay there.  Do people think wearing perfume makes them better looking? 
Why doesn't someone invent a perfume that smells like CHOCOLATE OR POPCORN?