Believe me, I have as many questions about it as you do. And all questions will only lead only to more questions, I've learned. Because we've tried to apply all sorts of logic to this. But when you squeeze an orange, you just get orange juice. When you try to understand the world record omelet pool table, well, it's just an omelet pool table. It just IS. Smile and move on...
...to this different kind of crazy thing, perhaps...an amazing 67 cent/strand bead sale at Fire Mountain. Go see! I'm embarrassed to say how many strands I purchased. I've never ordered from the before, but the photos and descriptions of the beads are excellent. Lots of stone, marble, mother of pearl in interesting shapes, and glass. Some of the strands are over three feet long! For 67 cents! I love a bargain. Just thought I'd share.
I've also got a few new items up:
And some faceted polymer with a layer of the Kato liquid clay. I love how it turned out. The texture feels so good too--like the plastic of a superball. It doesn't squish like that of course, but just the topical, very superficial touch of it. Very smooth. What's funny is that if you drop a polymer clay bead right out of the oven, it actually does bounce like a superball. Super ball or Bouncy ball? In Kansas we always called them Super balls, in Utah it was Bouncy balls. It's like the pop/soda thing. Or babysitting/tending.
Some new earrings:
Sparrow showed some hammered metal beads and they looked so pretty that I tried it with some and they immediately popped apart at the seams like they really wanted to be something else. You'd never believe the original shapes of these--they look so completely different flattened. I love the inner sides--they have a lot of natural discoloration and the negative relief on it is more interesting.
These above almost look like some kind of shell. Which do you prefer, backs or fronts?
Sometimes they don't pop apart--they are determined to stay together. These are such:
And then this larger one that stayed together was perfect for a clasp on a bracelet I was making. I hope to never run out of those metal beads.