Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I Want to String Beads....
You saw most of the process before. This was so much easier to cut the grooves into.
I took the first photo whilst the top coat of Trail Tan Ceramcoat was still wet. I covered about the area that you see in the foreground each time and wiped the excess trail tan off with a damp paper towel.
The two plastic bags on the left, with the turquoise inside were my Birthday presents.
The top one is two strands of turquoise heshi. The bottom bag is turquoise too, but with a lot of green and brown in it... These will all turn into jewelry for me.
The turquoise in the middle is chips strung on wire and braided for chokers. The red is bamboo coral. The two on the left below that are various semiprecious stones polished and turned into stretch bracelets. The last three are semi precious disc beads. The one in the middle is all tiger eye.
Keep in mind that the show started Saturday and runs through Valentine's Day... We will probably go again before it is over.
April and I plan on going to one of the bead shows on Thursday... We are very good at talking each other into various and sundry things there...I doubt that having Amare with us will hold us back much. He is happy to just ride along in a backpack type carrier, where he can get a good view of all of the treasures. April told him that this was where the pirates got all of the treasures that we hid in the back yard last week... What's nice about a 2and a 1/4 year old is he believes us. No questions asked. We may as well take advantage of this while we can...
See you tomorrow.