Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Meet Wolfy

This is my best friend Wolfy. For 8 years whenever I was home,he was with always with me.My favorite thing was when I was standing and he came up behind me and placed his head in my hand.

He has a flower garden on our sliding glass door because we didn't want him to run into the glass...which did happen once because he used to love to run into the house at 100 mph...


When hubby and I sat outside he always wanted to sit with us,but he was to big for the chair so he settled for jumping on our legs and begging for scratches... 


here he is waiting for a Christmas treat...


and waiting for a story with Joshua...


and having fun with Hannah...


and taking a walk with Hubby...


and getting some sun...



and of course letting me take pictures with him..he was such a ham..


but my all time favorite thing about Wolfy,was the way he looked at me..


A couple of days ago,my Wolfy became sick,from one day to the next he was gone.I dont really want to talk about that part because he was such an amazing friend,that I want to remember him like this.Beautiful and loving and our protector and my four legged son.
Love you Wolfy.


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Monday, April 7, 2014

Something new on Etsy!

Something new for me...a mini tutorial right on Etsy! I've never done this before but figured I needed to give it a try...So here it is
learn how to make Solder Charms with
me
In this 24 minute tutorial,I'll go over 
-how to set up your work station
-how to use a soldering iron
-how to make the charms
-how to add texture to the charms
and
-how to add Patina
All for $20 Smackeroonies!
Plus if you have any questions,I'm here to help!
Hope you can join me.
Just click 

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Simply A-mazing!!

I have been using Alumilite's Amazing Products for years!! I simply love the stuff!! But recently I had the chance to play with their metallic powders...something I've never tried before...and Omygosh I totally love the stuff.

Just add some powder to your rubber mold
Mix up two equal parts of the casting resin

Pour into the mold,wait 6-10 minutes and Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!! 
..Below I used the gold, silver and gunmetal powders..

...And of course I had to make something with these beauties,so I covered a 1" block with paper...

add some metal trim..

cut out a sweet Paper Whimsy Image...

add a sticker and a paper on the back so that it can stand up strait on the block...

Glue her on to your block,along with her wand and of course some yummy metallic butterflies.

My mind is spinning with idea's on how to use these powders!! Happy Creating friends!!


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Begin


There are times for each of us when we simply have to begin again! We’ve all been there and there’s a very good chance we’ll each be there again. And although the circumstances vary widely, we know that the solution is always the same: Begin. -Paul Boynton


This reminds me of the words that started me on my creative journey...the first line in the Mary Oliver poem "The Journey" ...."One day you finally knew what you had to do and began"...I see these words everyday as I have them on my wall in my art room...they remind me of the first step,and every step there after.


One of the hardest things to do,is to begin(at least it was for me) , but soon after that first step, I realized that, ...sure it might take me a couple of steps to get into a rhythm,but once I do,there's no stopping me. 


and then every mountain top,no matter how high, is within reach.


Sure...it might take you a couple of steps to get into a rhythm,but once you do....there's no stopping you.

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Monday, March 3, 2014

WIP

It seems as though lately everything has been a "Work in Progress". My head has been in the clouds and my focus had decided to go for a walk...a very long walk..to a different state...Heehee. I think we all go through dry spells...even though I wouldn't necessarily call it a dry spell,as my noggin is constantly creating,but more of a lack of focus.Thankfully,the 20+ projects I had sitting around the art room finally managed to tug at me long enough and I managed to squeak out some new pieces. Introducing my Love Tokens and you can check out my new post on Paper Whimsy here.

But like with so many other things in life,I finished the first pieces,and then I became inspired to finish the next and so on.Here are some metalwork pendants I finished up using a Jewelers Saw. I'm finally getting the hang of it and enjoying the process.


These pieces can all be found in my Jewelry Shop and for my blog friends only,here's a Free Shipping coupon for my Jewelry Shop (Domestic only),just use the code BLOGFRIENDS!

So if your having one of those days...you know,..."the getting absolutely nothing crossed off your list kind of a day",or perhaps a "not feeling inspired kind of a day", or maybe even a "I just wanna soak my feet in the pool and read a book kinda day"....just remember,it's all good,often times we need to step away in order to become inspired and thankfully... 

Happy Monday friends.xox


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Workshop,New supplies!

Thrilled to pieces to have my new online workshop Glass Tube Pendants up and running!! I just love these little tokens...especially because they can be personalized both inside and out!! To find out more about the class just go to http://store.creativeworkshops.me/ and hit the "Class by Artist" tab on the left side!!
I'm also busy stocking my supply store with fun items like Dark Annealed steel wire!! I LOVE this stuff!! Especially after you clean it with some Ultra Fine steel wool...
...the silver underneath peaks through and I love that look!! You can see what I mean in the ball bead I made below.To find 19,22,and 24 Gauge just go here!

and of course a girl cant live without her rub-ons!!
I use these in just about everything!! Assemblage,canvas,paper craft....yup,and especially jewelry!!

To find a large selection,just go here

So, I hope your having a lovely creative day friends... and remember...




"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Small Changes = Big Impact

Now my noggin is always trying to figure out how to make small changes to already beautiful items....here are some small changes that make a big impact...

Using a beautiful brass bird stamping,I hammered it on a round mandrel and then soldered on jump rings made out of bronze wire...



I added some patina,then attached some delicious leather cord,closure and beads.


Here I simply added metal paint to a yummy copper plated frame




and lastly I wanted to add some bling to a ready made bronze bezel,so I cut up some rhinestone strand and attached it to the frame with resin creating a scalloped frame.I LOVE this look!!





I finished this piece with a yummy handmade leather bail,brass drop Paper Whimsy Image and resin.


So,there you go,making small changes,but having a big impact! Happy Creating friends!!


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,