In the summertime, when the weather is hot - not! Oh well, maybe we will have an Indian summer - I live in hope.
Whatever the weather at least we can enjoy ourselves touring the world of craft along with hundreds of others courtesy of Julia over at Stamping Ground.
Saturday was Vicky Stampers, our monthly stamping club, and we made polymer clay jewellery. Neet (Hickydorums) and Lynne were our tutors, Neet showing us how to make skinner blends and rope beads in the first session. Then Lynne's turn, again polymer clay but this time rolled out, coloured with alcohol inks and stamped on before punching out shapes. As usual I didn't finish on Saturday coming home with my little flowers ready to go on the bracelet and only half my beads baked.
That's why there is a packet of roasting bags on my table as I finished my beads and backed them in a foil tray inside the bag and they turned out great - thanks Neet for the suggestion. Top of the picture is the lovely gift bag Jozarty brought for me as an 'extended birthday' present and on the right my little dolly, now with hair but still minus a face - overdid it with the hair and she ended up with dreadlocks.
A closer look at the jewellery - finished bracelet,
and beads ready to be made up into a necklace.