Thursday, February 25, 2016


Seems like since I've gotten older, bling, glitz and more glitz is what happens every time I sit down to do something.  I just don't want boring any more.  I've tried to do polymer clay, beading and all the other crafts I do and not be so flamboyant but I guess that's not going to happen.  I've been making some pieces to donate to a picnic I'm going to this Sunday.  I'm originally from Kenosha, WI and every year here in Phoenix we have a Kenosha Days Picnic.  Of course, most of the people attending are Green Bay Packer fans.  We are doing raffles to offset the price of the hot dogs, bratwurst and meat.  Everyone brings a dish to pass.  I made my famous coconut-oatmeal crisp cookies.  They are my husbands favorites.  I'll publish the recipe if anyone wants it.

I made these key chains for the raffle.

And this bracelet.  I found the button in an old button box.  I covered the white part in Modge Podge and then put the Green Bay Packer sticker on it and covered with the Modge Podge that has glitter in it.

Of course I couldn't just put them in just plain jewelry boxes,,,,,,,,so, I got a little carried away.  MORE IS MORE, LESS IS A BORE.

This is the Kenosha light house on Lake Michigan which is a landmark.

I am very lucky to have 6 friends from high school that live out here in the Phoenix area.  We get together once a month for lunch and talk to each other often.  They are all working on this picnic so I decided to make each one of them a steampunk pendant/necklace that says "I Love Kenosha".

If you click on the picture you can see them up close.  I did one with a Kumihimo necklace but then I ran into a door and got a big bump on my arm and a sore shoulder so doing Kumihimo was a no-no.

I'm taking a Meg Newberg class Saturday.  It's a caning class.  I'm really looking forward to it and meeting Meg.  I love her canes.

I need to condition a lot of clay for Saturday but now I've got a migraine and have no clue what it's from.  Maybe from inhaling too much glitter.  LOL

Sunday, February 7, 2016


In my last blog I told you about this product I bought called Judi-Kins Fluxe.  I did more testing.

In the top picture, the pendant farthest left was done with too much glitter and then Fluxe on the top.  I did find out you can keep adding the Fluxe if need be.  The second pendant from the left was done with just the right amount of glitter and Fluxe.  I think it turned out great.  (Click on the pictures to enlarge them so you can see them better).  The heart pendant third from left was polymer clay and it had Pebeo Prisme paint on it.  The color of the Pebeo changed so much from putting the Fluxe on it and then putting it back in the oven at 250 degrees.  The picture underneath is what the heart looked like before it had the Fluxe and went back in the oven.  The pendant on the right is polymer clay.  It was a piece I received in an exchange that I did on a group in facebook.  That one turned out great.

So, the Fluxe is a wonderful product on anything that didn't have paint on it.  I'm going to do some testing on pendants with paper pieces in them.  Based on the video for Fluxe, you can use it but the paper has to be coated with white glue or Mod Podge.  I'm going to try some PYMII and see what happens.