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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Marbled ClayTrinket Bowls


Last year while we were gathered for Christmas Day, we made
Sharpie Mugs as a fun thing to do together.  You can see them here.
This year I saw these marbled clay bowls and thought they might
be fun to hold keys, change or jewelry.  Instructions are here.




I laugh at this photo every time I look at it.
Everyone took their bowl making very seriously, apparently! haha.



You choose your colors and roll out long snakes.




Then you squish the snakes together and roll 
into one long rope.




Then you twist it, overlap it and smoosh
it together, repeating a few times.




Then you roll to a 1/4" thickness
and cut into a circle.




Setting it in a bowl allows the center to sink a little,
creating a concave shape.  Then you bake them for 15 minutes.




The final touch is a little shimmery paint on the edge.




Not too bad, although I don't think any of us had
better quit our day jobs! lol...




57 comments:

  1. Oh, that's a fun tradition to have crafts on Christmas Day. I don't think we'd be organised enough though!

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    1. Well, you definitely have to decide what you're doing and get the supplies beforehand.
      But it's a fun little thing to do together!

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  2. That is such a wonderful and fun idea!!! And yes your husband and Lauren look really concentrated :-) but it was worth the effort in the end, I love the white/turquoise bowl - it makes me think a tropical island, sandy beach, water and lots of rest :-) haha

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    1. It does look like that! A peaceful beachy oasis! haha....

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  3. Wonderful ideas, and lovely colours - never heard of this kind of thing ... great - thanks for sharing .. cheers Hilary

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    1. You must not spend any time on Pinterest. :) lol....

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  4. Pretty! You have more to show for the Christmas break than I have.
    Today I discovered a serious moth infestation on my wardrobe. Very recent thank goodness but one jacket has been bagged up to go in the rubbish. I have been madly washing everything I can (including the wardrobe), and everything else has been shaken, brushed, and hung in the shower room in the loft which I am using as a quarantine station. As I keep saying, it has been far too warm recently and moths have no business hatching out at this time of year. Very glad I spotted it when I did.
    My wardrobe comes in 2 halves so very much hoping that the other half is OK but I will probably wash everything on that side too. Just in case. It is mostly linen (machine washable) or cashmere (not). I can wash until the cows come home... but have run out of drying space this evening. Hey ho.

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    1. Well, that's no fun! I think I'd rather make lopsided clay bowls! haha.
      Every once in a while I'll find a little moth hole in a sweater. They do love
      to feast on our wool things! I've never caught the culprit in the act, though! Sounds like
      you have a plan...hope they fly away and leave you in peace. Just consider it an
      early start on your spring cleaning! :)

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  5. lol a neat thing to do
    They sure look serious too
    They could go all abstract art and sell for a ton
    Could get rich and just have fun

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    1. I've got enough jobs here already
      but you need something lucrative and steady!
      Let's see a line of cat food dishes
      I bet the sales would fulfill your wishes!
      haha....

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    2. lmao yeah not sure lucrative would be the word
      May end up a big turd

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    3. Depends on your color of paint
      and the shape of the bowl, which it is or ain't.
      lol....

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  6. A fun thing to do together. I remember we used to play board games after the gifting was over... but I like the idea of making something. I like the fifth shot. Would love a bracelet like that!

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    1. You've got a great idea there....just twist into a bangle and bake! I bet it would be beautiful!

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  7. That looks like an enjoyable little project!

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    1. Let me guess...if you made one, it would be
      silver and black?

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    2. Sounds good to me. I like the earrings and the ring in that last shot, btw.

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    3. Why, thank you....had to take them off to photograph! ha.

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  8. You have come up with the BEST ideas for adults to partake in! You are creative in so many ways. I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to what you have up your sleeve for next year.
    Happy New Year Betsy! ❤️

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    1. You know, it's a little hard to find one for both men and women!
      Thankfully it's only once a year! haha...and thankfully there is Pinterest!

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  9. Yes, I remember the Sharpie Mugs from last year when you asked us who made which one and I failed miserably . . . lol. I even got Lauren's name wrong and called her Karen . . . . lol. I must have been at the sherry!
    This year's project looks equally interesting and the results look very good.
    lol . . they do look very serious . . . but the results are great. I wonder who made what? Perhaps your's was the one being rolled and in production . . . . just a guess . . lol

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    1. haha...wrong again. Mine is the one at the end with the jewelry in it. :)

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    2. lol . . . I should have reasoned that one out . . . and that you would use the one you made . . . :)

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    3. Me Sherlock....you Watson. lol....

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    4. lol . . .You'll be saying, "Elementary my dear Eddie!" next . . . :)

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  10. Don't tell her, but I like your color combinations better than the ones on the instruction website :-)

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    1. Really? I was loving hers...and think ours needed the black to brighten them up!
      It was a fun thing to do, anyway...

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  11. What a novel, fun idea! I think I like your bowl the best... just the right mix of colors and without having too many different colors.

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    1. Wow...it's nice to see you here! I was just thinking about you and wondering how you were!
      Yes, the jackets turned out to be a really great gift for the boys...they are hard to buy for
      so that was fun! The crab legs were for Christmas Eve. Yum. :)

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  12. What a great idea! Christmas Day can be so quiet....and a bit restless, I think. Nice to see everyone enjoying this endeavor.

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    1. Yeah, seems like we need something to do during the lulls. haha...we watched a movie, too, so that was fun. :)

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  13. The family that crafts together.....stays together!
    Can't believe The Mister was right into it...my boyfriend still won't wear his paper hat from the Christmas cracker!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. He has surprisingly been a good sport about it the last two years!
      But he would draw the line at party hats...no way would he wear one! haha....

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    2. But...we all wear one!!! Once a year!! Even Miss V asked him to wear his...put it on for 5 sec♥️
      Anything for that wee munchkin!

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    3. lol . . . . You would never believe that if I'm not wearing a Santa Hat I am wearing a party hat at Christmas . . . I even read the silly jokes . . . :)

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  14. What a fun and productive Christmas Day event. They look lovely, especially the last photo with the jewelry.

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    1. It was fun! ...which is the whole point anyway. :)

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  15. Love them! Smiling here..wondering what it would look like if I tried this:)

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  16. Pretty dang cool! I bet my grand girls would enjoy doing this.

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    1. I bet they would, too! Pretty easy, really!

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  17. How cute! I could get into a project like that. I was impressed to see that your Mister made one.

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  18. They are very pretty! I'm impressed, and like Laurie, I'm also impressed that your men made one.

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    1. I'm glad they do made them....it's more fun when everyone does it!
      Hope I can always find something that we all enjoy making!

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  19. Hi Betsy, just stumbled across your blog. I love the bowls and how unique each one is. I see a project coming on! Take care. Chel

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    1. Chel, I enjoyed visiting your blog today...so glad you found mine!

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  20. Ohhh your mugs are wonderful and these bolws too.
    I'd love to make them as they're perfect for gits.
    Thanks for sharing this post and all the ones you posted this year.
    Wishing you and your family a peaceful new year

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    1. I'm glad we found each other's blogs this year, Manu...and
      now facebook, too! :)

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  21. Very cute! If I had one of those I'd know exactly where to keep those marbles that I'd other be sure to lose.
    :0)

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  22. I love these, so so so pretty! Now if I just had some clay...

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    1. You'll need to get some and give it a try!

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