Archive for June, 2008

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Bottle cap beads – Yum!

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Thanks to Linda Augsburg, senior editor—online for BeadStyle magazine I have a new love. In a recent Ornament Thursday project, Linda had a design using wonderful Bottle cap beads from Glass Garden Beads. These are cute one of a kind beads made from recycled bottle caps. They are puffy and hang from a hole that runs top to bottom.

They’re priced at a very reasonable $8 each so they make a great focal bead for a project. You’ll want to head there and grab some.. you can get them in all sorts of flavours – my fave? Cherry Crush and Grape Crush is a close second.. I know Michelle is salivating over Diet Pepsi!

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Independence and Ornament Thursday

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The house is full of plaster hands in various positions and colours but my real hand is unstuck in time for this month’s Ornament Thursday!

This pendant is called Independence from Race and Religion. I’ve sculpted a woman’s face and used bits from Krafty Lady Art Moulds. Her cheeks and hair are from parts of a key and keyhole mould. Kristine, the Krafty Lady herself, has a quality product that is wonderful to use. I’ve not found a medium yet that can’t be used in her moulds… Friendly Plastic, Premo, Fimo and Kato clays, plaster, wax, Magic Mud, hot glue…. but I digress. (sorry)

Originally the woman in this pendant started as pink clay and African American features. I wanted to see what oil paint did to clay so now she’s nicely aged and has a lovely glow about her… but she’s not so pink. The reverse is backfilled with textured black clay (thanks Lynne!) and has a brass tube running down the length to hold her weight (thanks Tommie!)

Here is what the other OT members have been up to this month:

Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Craft some red, white, and blue drink charms from vintage wartime posters. They’ll make a big bang at your 4th of July cookout!

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Celebrate the Independent Spirit

Hurray for Red, White and Blue
Lisa takes a shot at teeny tiny beads for a change

Strands of Beads
Melissa sees stars this month while considering the meaning of independence

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Friday, June 20th, 2008

Ornament Thursday, it’s only a week away

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Ornament Thursday’s Independence theme gets its launch next Thursday. We’ll be unveiling our own take on Independence. Helen (albeit that she’s an Aussie) has gone all Red, White and Blue and Michelle has a very different take on what independence is to her. Armed with clay and tools, she has a beautiful piece to ponder just what independence is all about.

Till next week…

HB

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