Monday, April 1, 2013
River Rocks and Sea Glass
For the most part, I like to make jewelry of my own design, but now and then I fall in love with someone else's ideas and want to make something for myself or someone I love. That's how it was with these beads.
The trick to the stone-like appearance is to mix Tim Holtz distressed embossing powders into translucent clay. I used Premo brand clay. My only twist was to make the stones small:
But not today. It's the last day of spring break and I need to work on my teaching license. Like most states, Wisconsin has implemented a complicated system requiring us to design a Professional Development Plan every five years -- and mine is due!
And a note on my last post: There is a lot to see and do in Northeastern Iowa, but not in March and certainly not on Easter Weekend! We cut our trip short by a day because so many things were closed and the wet weather made hiking less attractive. However, the company was excellent, so we enjoyed the trip.