Friday, February 14, 2014


Going to start out with Buster's Valentines Day Picture.  He was so happy to have me do this.
He cracks me up.

I've been trying to work on some things to send to another polymer clay guild for their retreat but I've been having some migraine problems and testing new drugs and not having a lot success so I've gotten much done in the past couple weeks.  Hope to be able to be more productive soon.  But, I did manage to finish a few pieces.
These are key chain blings.  The bottom one was made with a cane that I made in the Sarah Shriver class and put it in a mold from Penni Jo Couch.  The top one is a swirly lentil bead I made from a flower I cane I had made.  The top beading is Kumihimo and the bottom one is strung beads.
This is one of favorite things to do and I have to make a new one for myself.  I hope whoever gets this can give him a good name and a good home.  If I could top watching the Olympics I bet I could get more done.  LOL

Today is the birthday of a dear friend of mine.  We moved to Arizona 12 years ago from Wisconsin and right now I'm glad I'm here.  I was shocked to find out that 6 friends from high school also lived out here and we have been meeting for lunch every month.  It's been so much fun.  I don't want to tell you how old I am but we are having our 50 year class reunion this year.  Anyway, we had lunch together last Friday so I made her a bling.
Did you see the video of the new Stroppel Cane?  It's pretty cool and a good way to use old canes again.  Here's the youtube link  I tried one yesterday and I really like it.  I made a couple pendants but didn't finish them yet.  Here's the piece I made from the cane.
Hers are really better but this was a quickie and it was fun.
Thanks for another great cane Alice.


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

That Buster is one laid-back dude, Bonnie. My kitties RUN from the camera. I had to "borrow" for my Valentine's Day post ;)

Your bling is awesome as always... you have some lucky friends :)

Alice Stroppel said...

You know you're welcome Bonni, Share to fun is my Motto. And thanks for sharing my video. xo

Linda K. said...

Jeepers, Bonnie--where do I begin!!? Buster is adorable, as usual.

All your jewelry is stunning, but that's no surprise. I love the colors in the cane you made in the Sarah Shriver class--it looks very happy and tropical. It makes ME happy to look at it on a very cold day in Vermont with over 2 feet of new snow outside!

That steampunk elephant is over-the-top wonderful!