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More bead weaving

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This is a bracelet I started in a class with Sue Charrette-Hood on spiral peyote. I intended making a necklace but I was bored and so its a bracelet.

My friend Peggy is a terrific seamstress and on her blog today bubbled with enthusiasm for Sandra Betzina's latest patterns. Peggy's blog http://thehouseofkent.blogspot.com/
I read Sandra's blog and it was the accessories that moved me. Can't you all see me in thigh high boots. I may have to resurrect my platform shoes from the 70s. I wonder if i can find platform Crocs!!!
I love some of that big chunky jewelry they are showing. They must me made of some kind of plastics. I thought the one on the model on Sandra's blog could be made from the cardboard roll in toilet tissue and painted in glossy acrylic. Save those toilet rolls. I think I better return to making a fabric book.

The Kay Collection

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This is part of my Kay collection it has a special place on my kitchen counter. My friend Kay gives me all kinds of crazy stuff usually functional. Most of them are orange! So I decided these two were the Kay Collection. On the right is Rings. Rings is really a clock but I cannot set those tiny buttons correctly. SO we found his real purpose in life- to hold my rings-when I am cooking and also as a means to prevent me just putting them down and loosing them. On the left is his friend and handy cell phone holder. Of course handy is not for folks whose cell phone has become an appendage it is for those of us who use a cell rarely and prefer to see it in a holder!

This is Pisstoff. He is a mechanical timer. you wind him up and off he goes. Isn't he absolutely fabulous! Not photographed is Boogie a pen holder in my car.

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This is one of the cabochons I made with help from Jamie Cloud Eakins's book. Of course they look nothing like her elegant pieces. this is my favorite. i bought the 6 stones in Bakersfield CA. They really are too thick so I had to use big beads. The crazy agates look like a captured place in another time. Most of the cabochons I have seen are very stiff and formal and I wanted to make something more relaxed and frivolous. So here it is.
This next one was forever in design as it was sort of greys and white with some yellow. After I finished it i called it crazy hair day and felt it belonged as part of a one of my "women".
So her she is as the face of my Warrior Queen ( WQ).
AND to think I actually had the photos come out in the right order. Have to keep saying "and the last shall be first".