Saturday, June 2, 2012


I've said it before and I'll say it again:  Why do they call it the "terrible twos" when the threes are so much worse?  And I think this kid is the worst of the bunch!  I no longer have a studio with a door so set up a 2 1/2 foot tall board between some furniture to at least keep the little one out.  Sometimes we move the board out of the way to get in and out easier.  Well, yesterday one of the kids left the board out of the way and guess who took full advantage of the situation.  Of course, I thought she was upstairs playing with her siblings.

Anyway, here's the cheap part of the mess:

I was able to salvage about half of the glitter.

And here's the expensive part:

Pearl-Ex Powders - these things cost about $2 per bottle...

And here's what's left:

There were about 5 more empties under the table.
The canes all over were already there so at least she didn't do that part!

I've had a lot of people tell me they don't know how I do it all.  Trust me, I wonder that myself on a regular basis!

Enjoy! (Hopefully I will someday!)


  1. Uh oh! I can see all those bright colors would attract a little one.

  2. I KNOW you'll figure out a way to develop something BEAUTIFUL out of this "mess"! Afterall, the best beads usually come from the ends of canes or the "bottom" of an imprint (mokume gane) stack!! Enjoy your "mess"!!

  3. Oh dear - I think that would make me cry! I bet the child was nice and sparkly though. When they were little my brother and sister used my mom's oil paints to paint faces on each other (and their cot).