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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

So many beads to make, so little time ;o)



Gosh, I'm just having more fun than one person should be allowed. Too bad I didn't sleep well last night or I probably would have cranked out another strand of these today. Bad background choice, I know. Oh, and meet my buddy Mac. She lost her husband of 23 years on June 4th. He was ill with brain cancer for one year. He was an incredible guy and we loved him. She's doing great, btw. I just realized I forgot to resize these. If you click on them, they'll be huge, so be prepared!

19 comments:

Kathi said...

those are beautimous Barb.

gotta ask...do you sand your swirlies before you add the pretties or just make em super smooth before baking?

Erin Simonetti said...

I fell upon your sight through the B&B forum. I am not a polymer clay artist and have only been introduced to the art about three years ago, when, for the first time, I was a 'Finalist' in Bead Dreams. I could not get over the gorgeous beads created with clay. Your beads, however, are just breath taking!I enjoyed visiting your site and seeing your work! I am a seed bead artist, of the looming kind! Visit my website, so I can introduce myself better, www.beadsbeadingbeaded.com My latest attractions for my work is to include other techniques with my seed beads. Polymer clay will be on my mind now for awhile, because of your gorgeous work! Thanks so much for sharing!
Erin Simonetti

Anonymous said...

gorgeous Barb!

(Connie)

angelique said...

I love your work with polymer clay. It's beautiful!

Barb aka rubarb said...

hey Kathi...again sorry for the slow reply...you know I'll get to it eventually huh? ;o)

No sanding madam...that's what I love about them. I tried making more of my usual today and I only wanted to get back to the sculpted beads. It's just fun making the leaves and curling all the little clay pieces. And it's almost immediate gratification when I take them out of the oven and know that will be NO sanding...just makes me smile, ya know? *g*

Barb aka rubarb said...

Hi Erin,

Thanks so much for stopping in and for the kind words! I checked out your site briefly and will get back there when I have a bit more time...you have some gorgeous stuff there! I love those cuff bracelets :o)

I'd love to see how you would incorporate pc in your work!

Barb aka rubarb said...

Hey Miss Connie :o) ...thank ya ma'am...

Barb aka rubarb said...

Thank you very much Angelique...good to see you here :o)

Linda said...

Uh oh Barb .... better keep an eye on this:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/storm/content/storm/2006/atlantic/chris/path.html

Linda said...

Let me try this
again!

Barb aka rubarb said...

Thank you Linda! we're keeping our eye on it, and I at this point I think we're still going...wish us luck ;o)

Linda said...

It looks to me like it will pass below the tip of Florida (but it is early to predict). Besides, I just got hurricane shutters and a hurricane-proof garage door, so the entire east coast of Florida is probably safe now. LOL! And, if you must experience a hurricane, it is better to do it in someone else's property.

However, if you should get hit, the loss of electricity is something to consider. Most everything is electric here, so... no toilet, no water, no air conditioning, no oven. No coffee! (Depending on where you are staying, of course.)

I am two hours north of Ft. Lauderdale and I have a generator. I could email you my cellphone #, though they don't work after the hurricane. Contact me if you think you might need the number. (I am a bit nervous about posting it.)

Linda @ playingwithdolls dot com

Barb aka rubarb said...

Linda...don't laugh, but what's the situation on alligators and big bugs? *g*

Kathi said...

both the alligators and the big bugs are big enough and have sharp enough teeth to grab you and carry you off for a nice meal. what else do ya need to know? *g*

Barb aka rubarb said...

That's enough out of you young lady...you're the one that got me worried about em in the first place!

Linda said...

I dont think you will be bothered by either in Ft. Lauderdale. There are big bugs, but they are more afraid of you than you should be of them. Also.. lizards. They're cute, but dont try to catch them - they bite - but only when grabbed. I've never seen the big flying cockroaches in any hotel in Ft, Lauderdale, and I've stayed in some strange places there.

If the place you are staying has a man-made lake... you might see a little aligator. But it will stay away from you if it has not been fed by humans.

And it looks like there will be no hurricane... so my shutters are working!

Seriously, in my 16 years in So. Florida, I have never had a run in with bugs or aligators, and I am in a rural area. I think you are safe in Ft. Lauderdale. LOL!

Linda

Barb aka rubarb said...

Actually, we're staying here. Yay! I can make a link too :o)

Kathi said...

ooooo you called me a young lady *swoon* Thank you. now all my gray hair and wrinles don't seem so bad. You are such a girly girl Barb. leave the critters alone and they will leave YOU alone :D

Barb aka rubarb said...

ummm, not so much a girly girl...i mean i'm definately not high maintenance. But I don't like flying bugs that might land on me, or something that might lunge out from the water to bite me. ;o)