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Bead for the Fair

Lathe turned Bead

I promised I would tell you about my second entry for the San Diego County Fair.  I made a bead that had a beach theme.  It had a big wave, a sand castle, some footprints in the sand and a big sun.  But it did not excite me.  I had initially wanted to enter one of my beads that I turn on the lathe.  So I looked around to see if I had one that was nearly finished.  I found one that I really liked that just needed to be sanded and buffed to a nice shine.  I wanted to add some wire and accent beads to dress it up a bit.  I used some crystals.  Give it a little Bling!  I even created the Bead Stand for it so it can be displayed at the fair.  You can check it out there.  -K

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Purple Pendant

Purple Pendant
Pendant with extruded clay and dangles

 This is a pendant I made using clay extruded from the Makins extruder.  I then made dangles to hang from the center.  It is strung on wire that I have pounded after shaping into different shapes.  It is very fun to make the different little beads to go with the smaller dangles.  Most of them are made using  just scrapes of clay that have been twisted into cords.  I then form them into a bead.  It is then strung on a 20″ leather cord.  Wahlah!  -K

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100th Post Giveaway Result are In!

Patti's Purple Pendant

Carolyn's Lil' Pink Hen

We would like to thank all of you who checked out our blog during this giveaway.  We hope you will return to see what our minds dream up next.  Muahaahaa….

Winning Kelly’s Purple Pendant is Patti McElhiney.  She is very ecxited! Way to post!    

The winner of  Tina’s Lil’ Pink Hen is Carolyn Burns.  She is thrilled to be our first winner and says it is a good start to a new year since her birthday is tomorrow. Happy Birthday!  You can see more of  Tina’s wonderful things for sale on her Etsy Site Handmademom… http://www.handmademom.etsy.com

Thanks to all who posted.  We appreciate you “Checking us out” .  We hope you are having a wonderful summer! Tina and Kelly

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