Monday, March 21, 2011

Bead Making Success...and Meet Kobe too!

I want you guys to meet niece's West Highland Terrier (Westie). He's staying with us for a few days while his mommy is on vacation in Bangkok. He's a really sweet and lively puppy. He loves people and hates being left alone.  I had to run a few errands this morning and when I left, I can hear him bark his high pitch sad little bark asking me why am I leaving him. So, before I went back home, I made sure to bring him a treat as a peace offering.

Here he is now...happily chewing away a milk bone treat....

(Kobe - "how could you leaave me all alone...")

(Kobe - "i forgive you..but don't do it again!")

He was sniffing around in my bag where I still secretly have a toy for him and another bag of treat sticks...for later.

On too crafty stuff....

I was able to play around with the clay I bought. Boy, that Kato was really hard to condition. It refused to soften even with the pasta machine. I had to rub my hands with baby oil and take little pieces of the clay and pressed it with my hands. Eventually, it did soften.

The Sculpey Studio clay was much easier to condition. And it didn't take me long before I had the whole package conditioned. 

Here's the beads I came up with so far...

These ones I started painting already...

I liked how they turned out! I'm still figuring out the best painting methods. I'm ready to make some more!  Although, I think I can list some as undecorated, unpainted so, that people that want to purchase them can add their own creativity to the bead itself. Oh how I'm loving clay! So many great things you can do with it!

That's all for now...have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. the beads turned out gorgeous! and you're right, Kato is as hard as ROCK! i use to do polymer clay too, but i use sculpey. i use to play with airdry clay as well, they paint beautifully. esp if you're into the rustic look. the natural cracks on the airdry clays give a really rustic feel when you add some antiquing. i dun really put a whole lot of paint on my polymer clay. they dun take acrylic very well. having said that, it still works quite well if you confine the paint to the recesses on your beads. that way the paint sits better. pearl-ex is nice on polymer clay :)


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