I went to a beading society meeting

@ElicBxn (61137)
United States
February 26, 2007 10:29pm CST
A friend & I went to the local beading society meeting. There were a couple of ladies from the polymer clay group there & were having us make "Hearts of Courage" beads for kids with cancer - they had to be purple or have some purple anyway on them. My friend & I both made 2. We each got a "raffle" ticket and she won the first selection & got a malicite & polymer clay bead necklace. I also discovered a couple of people there that I knew, or knew me - my memory is so bad that I didn't remember one - but my memory is terrible about people anyway. I also bought a string of beads, and am now plotting what to do with them! BUT, anything else will have to wait until I take care of the cat boxs!
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• United States
23 Apr 07
That is a very neat idea and a good cause to boot! I have not used polymer clay, but it looks like I am going to have to look into it.
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I've enjoyed what I've done with polymer clay, but I have to admit that I'm not sure I have the patience to make the beautiful canes! I had found a book that showed how to cover boxs in the clay & that was cool. First you cover them with craft glue & let that dry, to give the clay something to grip, since the box itself will absorb the mosture & allow the clay to curl away.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I think it is a wonderful Idea, I just don't know if I would have the patience to do something like that though. I have always been awful with my hands.
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
27 Feb 07
The lady sitting next to me seemed to be very frustrated with it. She kept making it too thin for the skewer to go through. What we were doing was taking a peice of scrap clay (these are varied colors from other projects) and making the heart shape, then covering it with a thin layer of the purple in designs. I don't know if they were just being nice, but they liked both of the ones I did!
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• United States
24 Apr 07
I thought that was so nice . I recently got into beading myself and love it. I know what ya mean about the cat box.lol
@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
24 Apr 07
If you've checked my pix I have some of my bracelets in the photo section.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
24 Apr 07
I have friend who makes those and she comes out with some really incredible work. I always like the ones that look marbled. I am all thumbs where that sort of thing is concerned, but I admire people who are able to produce such beautiful things.
@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I think I could be pretty good at the polymer clay stuff if I just take the time to work on it.