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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Back!

Arrivedback in Wisconsin April 29th.
Thought we may have brought the warm Texas weather with us, guess not!
Dang! Well, at least we had a few warm days till this cold snap hit, although
it's not unlike southern Texas in January. Going to try and get some things going
here again. So check back when you can :-)
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Pit Beads

"Art in My Garbage" is a favorite theme I deamed up.
All that "stuff" in the trash-bin surely has another life as an "art supply" - Yesterday the discovery was date pits ;-D
They scrub up well, have a nice rustic, "woody" look and make great beads when drilled with a fine dremel bit. Have also just discovered "sea beans", along with the lovely shells on the Texas beaches. The teeniest bit of baby oil shines them up nice. Avocados, apple seeds, prune pits, etc. can all be used as well. http://www.beachbeans.com/bean_descriptions.html