and do something that I had wanted to do for a
long time. Humblebeads had a tutorial for making
shell beads. Now I don't work with clay, I've
played around with it a long time ago. I also don't
follow directions well...I think I got it from the men
I know. Directions? What are those? I threw them
out with the packaging...I didn't think I needed to
save it. I'm not that bad, but I do tend to jump ahead
of myself or the instructor or the directions, I just
think I should know everything. That being said, the
picture below is what you get when you don't follow
the directions....looks like a pile of poop. Don't you
Its really a pile of clay that I can use for base
beads. I scrapped it all out and started new.
(After I called Heather for help). The pic
below is what you get when you follow directions.
A beautiful cane that looks like shell.
They aren't anywhere as good as what Heather does.
I always come away with a new respect for artists and
their art beads. Just try and make something that looks
as good as what they've been doing for years. They've
put in a lot of time and effort to get the perfection that
And see that band aid? There are sharp objects, like
razor blades that you have to work with. Dah!
Sweat and blood...now that's what I call having fun
with a new project.