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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Again.....

Even though I had a meeting to go to this afternoon, I managed to get two more bookcases finished this morning. Well.....OK.....I didn't go through everything yet. I just straightened them up. They are the ones that have a lot of boxes of beads and other supplies. It will take ages to go through all of them. Hey! At least they look good for today. As I was going through them I found a box full of cabochons that were mounted and ready to be beaded.....Yes. I stopped and sorted through them.

The six year old then proceeded to pull at my sleeve until I took the box into the bedroom and showed them to Tessie. Being Tessie, the lover of all things sparkly, she immediately told me to stop messing around in the work room and do something with these.

She picked out the largest one and said that was the one that she wanted for her house....I told her that it wasn't a picture for the wall. It was jewelery, in the making. I had already done a couple of rows on that one so I decided to take it with me to the mini meeting.

We don't always stick to minis at the meeting. Sometimes some of us bring whatever we happen to be working on at the moment.

The two caboshons that you see with Tessie are ones that I made. They are easy to do. If you want to try it, here's how. I used the metal inside trays from eye and other make up. I just pried them out and dumped the makeup. Then I cut a bottom piece the shape of the tin from a magazine page and glued it in the bottom. I didn't seal these. You might want to do that if your magazine page is thin and you think that the other side will show through.

After the glue dried on the paper, I mixed up some two part epoxy resin and poured it into the tin. I made sure of the dome, drop by drop. Just enough to round it off without overflowing. I let them set for a few days and then they were shiny and ready to cover in bead work.

I took the one that Tessie liked with me this afternoon. Here you can see what I have so far. When I finish the beading part, I will cut away the stabilizer that I am stitching on and put a leather backing on the piece.

I haven't decided what it will be yet. Maybe a pendant. If Tessie has her way it will be a big gaudy wall hanging.

I am going back and work on it some more now.

See you tomorrow.


Kathi said...

You just simple amaze me! Is there anything you can't do?? :)

Caseymini said...

Yes, Kathi. One thing I can't do is swim.LOL I also can't play tennis. I am lousy at bowling and I will never understand football!

Kathi said...

LOL. I feel much better now! I can swim, bowl and I do understand football! I'll never be the great miniaturist that you are though!
Hope you have a great day! :)

Kim said...

I love that you show us your beadwork too- this piece is beautiful!

Deni said...

You are amazing Casey with the many different crafts you can make!
Im in awe!
How on earth do you get everything else done is beyond me!