Thursday, 27 January 2011

pendants

Another quicky craft session today as Mary showed us all how to make pendants from brass blank shapes. They are embossed with the Vagabond (lucky Mary) then dabbed with a white acrylic dabber. We then painted them with alcohol inks and finally coated them, when dry, with Glossy Accents.
The brass blank
We took a walk around the "park" where our friend May lives and had a tour of the community centre... with it's swimming pool but also it has a media room, a hobby room, a large hall and dining room etc.
After the whole estate being burned down in the fires of 2009, then the site was rebuilt, the park is now all new. In the community room the original community centre stars and stripes, rescued by the firefighters, is framed and in pride of place.  The flag below was presented by Congress as a tribute and also hangs alongside the old one.
When we shopped today we called in Von's supermarket and boy! was I glad it wasn't my birthday when I spotted these fantastic brightly coloured cakes! The colourants must cause hyperactivity in those who dare to eat them!

Early start in the morning as we leave the San Fernando Valley for CHA... yeah! We've had a wonderful time here with the best hospitality but can't wait for the show! Watch this space............







10 comments:

Paul said...

Those cakes look fabulous. You're obviously having a brilliant time over there. Wishing I was there too but as I'm not, reading your blog and seeing your photos is a fantastic substitute :) Enjoy your workshops and bring back all those techniques (BTW today I'm off to see Tutankamem at the Trafford Centre - inspired by seeing your blog post on it). Pxx

dizzy said...

the cc is fantastic so not like ours bet its sad to leave Marys house but very exciting to be going the cha cxant wait to see what you do there

i love the pendants as not seen them before hope your bringing some of them home hugs jayne xxx

Doone said...

I am awake, sober and (prescription) drug free ( hmm that sounds bad) - still I can't say the name of that jam, lots of photos of cha please

sam21ski said...

Hope you have a fab time at CHA Jo, can't wait to see some more pickies xxxx

Cardarian said...

Lovely pendants but I guess only the vagabond can make them - my cuttlebug would struggle! What a nice community center! Enjoy CHA tomorrow - hope your feet don't ache ha, ha....
Hugs,
Cardarian

minnie_mac said...

Love those pendants. What fun to make.

Marilyn

olive said...

Still jealous after reading Neet's!!!!!!!Hugs xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, more wonderful photos. The cakes certainly are bright, mmm making me fancy a piece of cake though, I'll have to settle for a slice of Angel cake hehe. Those pendants are fabulous! Are the blank discs too thick to use with the usual embossing folders?
Anne xx

Kenneth said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day!
Kenneth Copeland

Dotpat said...

Fab photo's Jo great pendants, don't you ever relax girl