Let's get to what REALLY matters: WHO WON the THREE 25.00 gift certificates to B'sue Boutiques?
Well, it would be three of the participants from the Sari Ribbon Party!
Employees and relatives of B'sue Boutiques are EXCLUDED. Sorry, Meep!
Jennifer Justman of http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Mary Shannon Hicks of http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/
Janice Everett of http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Each of these entrants receives 25.00 to spend as they wish any time during the next 30 days, at B'sue Boutiques
Please contact me for info on how to use the certificates at the website.
Be sure you come to B'sue Boutiques Creative Group and participate, please, in the discussion about our next hop, POLYMER CLAY BEADS PARTY, which will take place one of the Fridays in January (probably around mid-month, will let you know more on that, later!)
Do you have fear of clay? CUT THAT OUT! It's time to learn and grow, and polymer clay is not only a very versatile medium....it is LOW-COST. I'm not asking you to learn to use PMC with a torch or a kiln here. I can't ask you to do something I don't know anything about, either! LOL
All you need are some VERY basic things:
a dedicated toaster oven (I can special-order an AMACO for you, or forget that and just go to Walmart and get a cheapie---both work.)
a marble cutting board (will explain more about why marble, later)
an acrylic roller (we carry them, they cost under 10.00)
a tissue blade/cutter (ditto)
basic tools (I have a little plastic kit coming in that is VERY low cost---like under 10.00)
stamps and texture plates (you can use scrapbooking stamps you already have and love, if you like!)
an Exacto type knife (these too are coming in if you don't have one)
sealants, Gilder's Paste, paints, yatta yatta....all stuff you already have
Optional: bead baking tray, cookie cutters, more elaborate tools and kits. NONE OF THIS STUFF is a huge investment. Get your basics and the only thing you'll be replacing is the CLAY.
I will VERY SOON have a basic kit available at a price you will like, with ten 2 ounce bricks of basic, most-loveable colors, the roller, the cheap tools, the knife, and maybe some other doofus to make your creativity BLOOM! By the time the hop comes around in January, you will be seasoned bead makers.
Did you see the spiral beads video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvHuUrJUa5k
The bracelets video was pretty cool. I wore the bigger one in the video, and MADE the smaller one during the video. (They are both for sale in my Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/bsue1441 but I dunno....if someone doesn't buy them soon I may keep them, I really love them! LOL)
Here is the bracelets video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U0YWOZy_ko
Here is the video on glazing the beads and making a cheap tray at home for doing the glaze:
Don't worry, I'll soon have more videos, too, to help you get over the hump....and you'll JUMP into a basket full of polymer clay beads.
You'll never look back, darlin'.