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Thursday, July 21, 2005


Sidebar reorganization time. This will probably take me two days, at least.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Marble Magnets

I got the marble magnet idea from a coworker who emailed me the link to NotMartha.ORG. I've been making them ever since. I made some of these last year and I just started making more last month. I cut out images from mostly magazines. I recenly bought scrapbooking tags and used a few of them for marble images.The big marbles are about 2in in length and 1 1/2in in width. I'd like to experiment with small acrylic cabochons(last page), but they are expensive every place I look. I use Goop 2000 Craft Glue. You have to wear a mask to filter out the fumes. It dries clear and has a strong bond. The hard part is smoothing out the bubbles, but I've had a lot of practice.
I rarely print images from my computer. I don't like them. The last time I printed pictures, they were for a special custom request. I made a set of Clay Aiken marbles for a fellow crafter. She loved them.
The dangles were created mostly for gifts. I will make them available for purchase as soon as I've enough made. They are made with recycled beads from a thrift store necklace, crystal, glass and silver. I sprayed a thin layer of polyeurythane so they don't have to be cleaned too often. I need to buy more beading supplies to make more earrings. I'm also trying out a list names to call my creations. I've narrowed them down to seven. I am giving the names to my friends for a vote. It's fun to find out what everyone thinks. Most seem to like any name that's part French.

Monday, July 18, 2005


I made these bracelets last night. They are being modeled by Unfufu my new doll. I used a necklace that I bought from a thrift store. I disassembled it and used the lavender, blue and vermilion beads. The silver beads are round spacers. The brown beads are from Ghana. They are made from recycled glass. I like the rough look but I can't understand why they are so expensive. They cost me about $13 a strand. Maybe it's the import fee. I find it interesting that they are made from crushed glass fired in ant mounds.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Well, I'm back on the A.M. shift now. It's killing me. I set the alarm clock for an 0400 wakeup. I don't actually get up until 0445 or something. I know it will take some adjustment. It's better to be at work on the A.M. shift. I'll get to blog and knit more often. Speaking of knitting, I haven't been doing much of it. I've been making other stuff like earrings and toe rings. I am currently working on knitting a dress for my doll. I'll post a pic of her later. I still have two t-shirts to reconstruct and a skirt to sew. Well, back to work for me. Blog ya later!