It’s been a productive week here at The Blue Bottle Tree. I’ve had great fun making Rustic Beads and Components. Some of them are connectors, or links, to be used in making necklaces. Others are smaller, and will be great used in earrings. I’ve also made a few headpins, too. I haven’t put holes in some of the newest ones yet. I’m not sure yet what they’ll be exactly. They’re all made from polymer clay and I’m still perfecting the surface treatment. Yes, I’m using paints, but also a few other tricks. I’m still experimenting with them, but ultimately I do want to make a tutorial explaining it all so that you don’t have to do the trial and error. And let me tell you, there has been error. I didn’t take pictures of the Ugly Pile. My husband Gary sort of laughed at some of them and said I should share them as they’re so…um…sad. Let’s just say that glitter wasn’t a good idea. But I’ve still got more ideas to try, too.
Anyway, here are some more pictures. Hopefully I’ll get this process nailed and get a tutorial out. (***Update*** The tutorial’s out now!!) But of course I have to do my taxes first. Yes, I put it off until the last minute. I KNOW!!! I want to be done by the weekend, though, because I want to go backpacking. But if they’re not done then I can’t go. So…no more babbling on here. I want to get busy with the most dreaded of business chores. The IRS website and I will be spending some quality time together this week. Wish me luck!