Well I'm back for my last Tri-Tip Tuesday blog and I'm excited about today's three tips! By the way, I never did get to eat any delicious tri-tip this month, maybe next month! My hubby makes the best BBQ tri-tip. So, now that you are hungry, this first tip/technique is sure to feed your creative appetite!
I got tired of paying big $$ for metal end caps for my beads so I devised a way to make them using the Sculpey Etch and Pearl tools.
Hello everyone! It is great to be back on our design team blog. I have so enjoyed reading what my fellow designers have been up to. I have some fun things that I would like to share with you during this month of June.
I just finished up another fun of year of being an assistant pre-school teacher. Our classroom consisted of 14
3 to 5 years olds. As the assistant teacher one of my main jobs is to do an art project with the children each day.
One of the classes which I am teaching at the Bead & Button Show is my Leaf Fossil class. The class makes use of sheet molds of foliage. It's one of my favorite classes to teach, and seems to be fairly popular.
Its time for me to get ready for the largest consumer bead show in the US!! The Bead & Button Show, sponsored by Kalmbach Publishing, who bring us Bead & Button, Art Jewerly and Bead Style magazines is coming up quickly. The event is a week of classes, shopping, learning, teaching, beads, jewelry, clay, wire, metal, and on and on. It is in Milwaukee and this year's dates are June 2-10.
I tend to keep bits and pieces of everything. If a T-pin is too long, I keep the scrap I trim off, bits of clay (of course!), the stray earring wire, the odd bead or two, I keep them.
Do you ever feel like doing clay, but not really "doing" clay? You want something easy, yet great at the same time? My One Block Wonder is perfect for that... 1 block of clay and 1 hour of time! Now I'm busy cooking corned beef and thinking about green beer tonight, so this project fit right into my schedule.
You know how we often see things and say to ourselves (or out loud...to no one in particular..)
Generally, after our Thanksgiving turkey is picked clean, it's time for my middle child to get on our roof and string up our Christmas lights. He gets this job because my husband doesn't like heights and my son is 14 and fearless. I intended to avoid Black Friday (don't like shopping or crowds) but said son determined we needed some replacement bulbs for the lights. He even counted the required bulbs--mostly green, just a couple red bulbs...