Interesting thing

I’m browsing my collection of non-English blogs for the first time in months.  Here’s something I found interesting.
Another way to make petals for a flower cane

Published in: on July 17, 2008 at 6:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

I hate waiting

I ordered all kinds of goodies from polymerclayexpress on Monday.  Got notice that it shipped yesterday and it should arrive on Friday.  I hate this waiting period.  Why can’t they invent teleporting so that I can order and then “poof” it’s here.

What did I order?

PCE M-Extruder with 40-General Discs (bottom of page)

Small Barrel Accessory with 40-General Discs (bottom of page)

2.5mm Bead Corer PCE Extruder Accessory (3rd section from top)

2.5mm Coring Disk (3rd section from top)

Bracelet 3 Disk (2nd section from bottom)

All of the above are found on this page: Extruder and accessories

TheArtWay Workshop Video Mari O’Dell Boxes,Bangles,FocalBeads DVD

TheArtWay Workshop Video Cindy Beljan Extruding Canes DVD

These 2 DVDs are found on this page 2nd section from the top: Extruder and accessories

AbbaDabba DVD Arabesque Canes

This DVD is found at the bottom of this page: Abba Dabba Videos

So with all of this I will be able to extrude bits to make canes (hey, maybe I can get closer to precision caning), extrude tube beads, make tile bracelets and whatever the dvds teach me.

The Arabesque caning video will be fun.  I like Jana’s work and I’ve played around with it a bit but I’m really looking forward to learning more and trying more.

Unfortunately with it arriving on Friday, odds are that I won’t really get to do much with them til Monday.  Friday is payday so we have runs to make that evening.  I might get to watch a dvd, if I’m lucky.  And then the weekends are packed with house projects.  Hopefully we’ll get the big freezer put back together and the cabinet that goes between it and the stove in.  Then maybe I can finally unpack the last of the kitchen boxes.

Now I have to go do some laundry.  Have I mentioned that we have a laundry chute?  It might just be the most awesome thing about this house. No more carrying dirty clothes down 2 flights of stairs.  Yeah the clean clothes have to be carried up but I can usually get my DH to do it.

Published in: on July 16, 2008 at 11:02 am  Comments (1)  

At last, I’ve returned

We’re in the new house and while there’s a lot more unpacking to do, it’s livable.  I’ve managed to unpack my clay table, though very little else of my studio.

Today, I got my hands on my clay for the first time in way too long.  I had picked up some wallpaper sample books.  Some are being taped to my walls for color and pattern inspiration.  Others are textured and I tested them with clay.  Most of them work very well.

I have an idea for making beads using only white, black and grey/silver.  I’m not sure I’ll get to them today but I’ll do it soon.

I was also intrigued by the article in PolymerCafe about making your own testure wheels.  I must try that.

I also need to string and photo more orphans for auction before Monday.  And I have a pile of clothing that no longer fits to photo and list.

Once I get my Paypal account re-verified, I’ll be buying both sizes of Polymer Clay Expresses extruder and tons of disks for both.  Can’t wait to play with those.

Still very busy but I’m going to try to get back in the habit of posting here often.

Published in: on July 10, 2008 at 11:59 am  Comments (2)