Saturday, August 20, 2011
Except for the swan. Oh the swan! I made the perfect swan. Put the ring in the oven and baked it. Then the swan chipped off. Drat! I set it aside in a safe place while I finished the ring. When it was completely done, I went to glue the swan on the pond and...yeah, a safe place. *roll-eyes* So I made another one. My workspace is in my living room and I transported the little critter on my baking tile into the kitchen to bake. Riiiight. It fell off the baking tile. Take a look at the picture. Go ahead, I'll wait. The silly thing is about 1/4" big. My kitchen linoleum is in tones of white, beige, and brown. I couldn't find it. *sigh* So round number three. The swan turned out okay and I got it attached to the ring. It wasn't perfect, but nobody but me would notice.
Several days later, I was showing it off to someone and I chipped it off again (and lost it, of course)! DRAT!! But wait! Oh happy fortune! I found the original swan (which is the best of the three I must admit). This time I drilled the tiniest hole in the bottom of the swan and a corresponding tiny hole in the pond. I put a bit of wire in the holes and super-glued the thing and now it's perfectly secure. Whew! Anyway, a side view:
I totally love the bear!