One of my clay pals was destashing and had a ton of embossing powders. Naturally, I just HAD to have them. :D Then I hadda go buy an embossing gun as my heat gun blew the powder into the next zip code. Sigh. But, good old Amazon.com had a super one called ZAP! It's great! Has a little blowing power but at least I didn't have to go outside to find the powder. It stay all nicely centered all over our stove. Never mind. Don't ask.
Ok, then another clay pal sent me some different powders that she got from some mysterious source that has long since ridden off into the sunset. But...one of the envelopes was called..*southwest*. Well, I LOVE the southwest and turquoise and carnelian and coral and silver and stuff. So, I decided some fun beads were in my future.
Out came the clay and the new ZAP! and into the kitchen I toddled. Hours later I had these cool beads and a lovely coating of embossing powder on the stove. No. It wasn't cooked. ;)
In my stash I found these really cool faceted carnelian stones. And I got out one of my wire books and made these curly coiled beads. I had FUN! Do you know there is about 2000 yards of wire in those beads? Man, Parawire will be owned by me shortly.
Anyway, here is the end result of my efforts. I love it! ;D