Friday, July 15, 2011

July is Zooming By!

I can't believe it is already the middle of July!  With the July 4th holiday this month seems to have started with a "bang" (pardon the pun).  This post will be a quick one, but I would like to share a few of the fun projects we have done this past month.  In honor of the 4th of July we put together patriotic wreaths and painted red white and blue birdhouses.

We have also been trying some fun polymer clay projects this month- starting with a simple rose project and moving on to some fun red white and blue beads and pendants.  I think our first try on making necklaces turned out pretty great!
Evelyn with her new patriotic necklace  
Another success!
Lots of discussion during the creating stage!
A girl can never have too much jewelry!
Every bead is handmade and unique!
Looks good!
Happy with her final result!
The polymer clay beads take several sessions to make.  We actually worked on this project in 3 different classes.  2 classes were spent making beads and we finished the cured beads and strung the beads in our last class.  We learned a lot during our first try and are excited to try this again very soon!

Gotta run!  But will post again soon.  We have been doing some great collages this past week using mixed media and am planning to do an eggshell cross mosaic today.  Will try to get some additional photos posted of these projects soon.

Until next time-  Have fun and Stay Creative!