Quote for the day...

What art offers is space...a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Baglady Boutique Trunk Show

This store rocks. They really know how to pick products and are the best merchandisers I've ever seen. You can spend hours in their store and not see everything. If you've never been there, I encourage you to visit. There are things in every price range and I'm sure there is something you just have to have! I am very fortunate to have my jewelry in this store and my trunkshow last Saturday went well. I'm hoping they want me to do another one in the spring. (PS: they don't just carry handbags...they have things for everyone in the family and some of the coolest little stocking stuffer ideas I've ever seen)

Baglady Boutique Trunk Show

Monday, November 02, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The art under the glass below...

is by an artist named Megan Aroon Duncanson. She has art on the set of Grey's Anatomy and has her art licensed for many products throughout the US. She has graciously allowed me to use her images for my jewelry. Aren't they fab?

These are posted on my Etsy site...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Glass Pendant

I've been busy...here is a pendant I finished this morning. (Yep, just in time to wear it to work) I will have these on my Etsy site soon.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Washer/Ribbon Necklace

I was inspired to make this necklace after seeing a DIY necklace with ribbon and washers on Urban Outfitter's web-site. I glued the paper to ordinary washers from the hardware store and a wooden domino. I used instructions I found on-line to learn how to thread the ribbon correctly. The pendant is made from the wooden domino, I threw that in to be different. I coated all pieces with clear embossing powder.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fashionista Frame

You know how it is when you get hooked on a company? Well, I am totally hooked on Graphic 45 paper. Most of the time, I buy it for the reverse side that is just a repeated pattern, but sometimes the large collage imagery catches my attention. I just loved this Fashionista paper and think it will be good for easy, quick gifts. This is a frame I bought at Michael's for $1. The button is vintage.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cowgirl Pendant

I called this piece "Shameless". This is my first attempt at making a "faux metal" looking pendant. I like the base, but I need to learn to solder! The image is a rubber stamp from Oxford Impressions.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Little Girl pendant

This is a glass pendant I made using a vintage photo & words from an old book. I hung it on vintage style black ribbon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Another composition book...

Ok, these things are addictive. I made this one this morning before work. I used Graphic 45 paper and some ribbon & buttons for the details.

Altered composition book with paper clips

My photo taking skills aren't up to par yet, but here is my attempt at altering a composition book. The black binding actually has texture from the Cuttlebug textile folder. The clips were fun to make. I punched 6 circles out of paper I stamped. Aged the edges with sepia ink, then embossed them. I sandwiched the clips between 2 circles (used hot glue to attach), then added the black rhinestone.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I made this last week. I was in the mood for old/vintage/etc. Most of the images are Oxford Impressions. (One Tim Holtz thrown in for good measure.) To make the silver button, I put a piece of plumbers tape (looks like silver metal) on top of a piece of c/s. Then I used a Sizzix button die cut with my Cuttlebug. I hammered it with Tim's distressing hammer and rubbed a little brown Staz On on the high spots...it ended up looking just like hammered metal!