Mar 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Lori Anderson

Congratulations to Lori Anderson on her 1000th Blog.  She's also celebrating her birthday (I don't think it's her 1000th though.)  Hope you have a fabulous, fun day today, Lori.

She is generously offering a chance to win a gift of handmade beads or jewelry to her blog readers that become followers and/or write about her big day on their blog.  Sign on to read her very interesting blog and maybe win a prize. :)   Click here. Lori Anderson

Mar 12, 2010

Polymer Clay Buttons

Friday has become my favorite day because that is when I receive my weekly video tutorial from
 Cindy Lietz, the polymer clay tutor.  I look forward to learning a new project with polymer clay, and this week she didn't disappoint us.  We now know how to make  her fun Polymer Clay Buttons.  These can be designed for any garment you have.  They can be large or small.  You can make fun dinosaurs or cupcakes or hearts for your children's clothes.  Whereever your imagination takes you. 

Besides designing with Polymer Clay, I also knit purses out of beautiful batik cotton strips.  The closure on these purses are usually large buttons, so now I can make my own and design them to fit the purse colors.

You too can learn the fun craft of making polymer clay beads and buttons by subscribing to
 Cindy Lietz weekly video classes.  Here is a sample picture of her buttons, and I will post mine when I get them baked.

Mar 8, 2010

A New Bead Stash

What a fun Yahoo Bead group we have.  Just received my Bead Stash from my trading partner, Marianna Boylan, from Star Girl Jewelry.  She wrapped them all up in a cute box covered with sheetmusic and flowers.  Here is my stash.

Mar 4, 2010

Beads are in the Mail

Marianna here they come.  My beads are in the mail to my Bead Swap partner, and I  hope she will be able to make some fun pieces with these.   I couldn't decide at the last minute what to send her.  Had about three piles of fun stuff.  I finally decided that I would send my "torn watercolor" and "jupiter" beads that I made using the Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor method.  Both were fun to make, and I hope you enjoy them, Marianna.  We were required to decorate a "Matchbox" to house our beads, and I chose to cover mine with flower stickers and include that cute little Ladybug sticker.