The virus has not passed. It’s in our area in leaps and bounds. Our county recently ranked #9 of the 10 top hot spots in the country. The primary reason for the increase in Corona viruses in our area is the Tyson chicken processing plant. Workers there stand shoulder to shoulder and have to yell at each other across the processing line to be heard over the machinery.
Some of the workers are bused in from an area where the virus counts were high, and the virus rode the bus in with them.
Another reason is many of the local folks think this whole pandemic is a hoax, perpetuated by the Democratic Party to undermine the Republican President. Many of the locals refuse to conform to government guidelines to stop the pandemic, especially the wearing of face masks.
This is simply all I care to report on our current situation. Me and mine remain under quarantine, ordering groceries online and picking them up outside the store. My next post will be about what I’ve been making.
I got a new order of charms, today. This was in it. It’s for me. I just hope we’re all here to see it.
arrived today! I am so pleased! I have plans for these!They are also called Mermaid Beads. They seem to glow from within, like labradorite!
I got some white ones this last week.They seem to be pressed glass with some sort of relective film trapped inside. Brilliant!
I tried out the rubber latex moldmaking material I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I made a mold of the bottom of this bowl.The latex looks like thick white glue, but smells horrible. I used it under the exhaust fan above Mama’s stove top.
Instructions say apply with a paint brush, at least 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry. Three days later, I have this:Decent impression, still stinks!
I’m reverse enginering a pen to make some tubes to use in tying barrel/sliding/adjustable knots. I saw a great barrel and sliding knot tutorial on Kellie’s Bead Boutique You Tube Channel. Now, to find a box cutter or hack saw!
I got three of my Czech glass cabichons set in my new gold plated bezels. I used Quick Hold by the makers of E6000.
It’s hard to capture how reflective they are. Two of them have a color shift:
This is my entry for the Chip Challenge on the Beady Bunch page. The Beady Bunch is an online beading group I belong to.
The chips are citrine, the pendant component is brass, and the chain and findings are gold-plated.
I’m getting lots of positive feedback from my beading buddies! Happy Dance!
I met Laura in Boone, today, for some serious craft shopping!
I need to document why I bought these things, and maybe, where I put them!These pendant trays are gold plated and hold an 18mm cabochon.
Mold making materials. Ultralight can be used to make molds, and you can make corrections before you bake it! These are stored with the polymer clay.
I love making molds, I confess!