So, by now most of you know the 'teeth saga'. Three front teeth are now gonna be a 'bridge' due to a 20 year old resorption problem. Oh well....that's the way it goes..not great but better than being toothless !!!
BUT, I took the pain meds yesterday, the first day and while they made me just a bit loopy they certainly did help. I took my mind off of it with some jewelry making.
A short while back I bought this gorgeous rhinestone bird at a Forever 21....yes...a store for teens...it cost me about 8 bucks....I am soooooo serious...8 bucks for this...
Then, a while back I went to the opening of Two Buttons in Frenchtown, NJ. This is the shop owned by Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love and her husband.
I found this interesting jewelry accessory just sitting there and, because I love all things with an Asian flair (this being Indonesian) , I picked it up
I placed some abstractly cut Wonder Tape sheets on the canvas.
Left the red liner in place, waxed the canvas several times.
Pulled off the tape liner and sprinkled on UTEE powder in Platinum over the tape.
Heated the UTEE till it became bumpy. A little risky cause some of the wax reheated too and they are not compatible..the UTEE & the wax. They melt at very different temps.
The Buddah is also made of UTEE. Glued him down with Glossy Accents.
Now's as good a time as any to start thinking about classes.
I will be at ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING in Topsfield, Mass the weekend of August 27-28
I will be at STAMPERS INK, Shawnee, Kansas the weekend of Sept. 24-25
I will be at the ART IS YOU retreat teaching Sat October 9th
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Get yourself a copy of Carmi Cimicata's faaaaahbulous Art Girls Paris Guide
and..have a great day today friends. I have to think about packing again. leaving Sunday for CHA.