Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Daydreamer,thats me.

Daydreamer:Someone who indulges in a dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake, especially of the fulfillment of wishes or hopes.

Thats me.

Have you ever seen another artist work
and your heart feels
as though it is going to explode
out of your body.
Thats how I felt when I first saw
the amazing work by
mixed media artist

and then I saw her jewelry line...
at Michaels Craft Store.

 I was in a complete and utter state of

      When I first found out that there was a call for designers
at S.L.K ICE Resin

I lost my breathe.
Oh my.
What if.
Breathe Cat.

So when I received the email from Kristen
that my application had been accepted
I started crying.
I started laughing.
I knew in my heart
that this

Go ahead Card


I am so Excited to be on this new
and wonderful Journey.

Thank you so much Kristen
for your always beautiful kind words and
for believing in me.

 And now here are the members of

Cat Kerr(heehee)

"Only as high as I reach can I grow

Only as far as I seek can I go

Only as deep as I look can I see

Only as much as I dream can I be"

— Karen Ravn

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My New Sista,New Pieces and Tweet Tweet

Some time ago I came across a Chris Kerr in Belle Armoire Jewelry.
Not only is she an amazing jewelry artist, but as you can see...we share the same last name..
So while visiting her blog for the first time she had a post about these amazing pendants she created with the
 Kerr Family Crest
Which reads "Late but in Earnest"
I immediately left her a comment,introduced myself,and told her that her pendants where a Knock-out!
She later emailed me
and we became Sista's at once
and she told me that she would send me one of her etched Pendants.
You are so sweet my new Sista
and I love my new Pendant!!

I also squeezed in some more solder play...
At the last minute I decided not to patina these..they were calling for a crisp shiny look.

Sweet Paris with Etched Brass covered in Resin

"Pink Love" Soldered Pendant filled with fuzzy yummy cuddly felt.

A Sweater for your Finger..

Now on Etsy!!

 Now for some very Exciting News....Ok..ok..its not that exciting,...I just wanted to rev you guys..heehee..I have signed up for Twitter and hope that some of you will click on and follow me.
Come on...
you know you want to.

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by,
Cat Kerr

Friday, September 16, 2011

"Happy Little Mistakes" with Soldered Boxes and Filigree

As a proud Momma one has to brag..My little guy saved for 3 1/2 months so that he could get this Wii game..I am so proud of him..Great job Josh!! Momma loves you.

This week I have been playing with filigree..Attaching it to long soldered boxes..

at first I was unhappy with the solder flowing over the filigree..
my initial idea was to have the filigree show..

...but I quickly started to like the look of the solder covering it and still leaving some holes peaking through..
One of those..Happy little Mistakes..

..and once the pieces were finished I added some patina to give them that overall "old" look.

"Create","Found" and "Reminisce"
created with brass sheets,filigree,trinkets
and a resin.
Now in the Shop.

I also had a chance to finish up a mini journal..It was in need of something special hanging off to the side and so I filled one of my soldered boxes with something different..
a fabric bead...
Ooh I just love that hard metal with the softness of the bead.
"Emerge" can be found Here.

"Only as high as I reach can I grow

Only as far as I seek can I go

Only as deep as I look can I see

Only as much as I dream can I be"

— Karen Ravn

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

Sunday, September 11, 2011

E Pluribus Unum

"Out of many, one"

Here are a few things we  can do to remember 9/11

1.Remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks

2.Thank a firefighter

4.Support our troops and veterans

6.Thank a police officer

7.Read the 9/11 Commission Report (Full report, 2.3 MB, 585 pages
Executive summary, 344 KB, 35 pages)

8.Buy American

9.Support environmental responsibility to reduce your dependence on foreign oil, at home and at work

10.Fly your flag

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

Friday, September 9, 2011

Family Ties

 My parents were both born in Colombia,South America,as were my 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Otilia & Eduardo Benavides
 (Mom & Dad)


Not me though..I was the first born here in the states..

And now we have new generations here..
But family ties run deep and strong and Colombia
will always have a special place in my heart..

Here I am sitting with Abuelita (Grandma)
I have always felt a strong connection with her
She had a beautiful name..
Belen De Carvajal
and a beautiful heart...
she has stayed me with all these years..
and so
when I came across these Colombian coins...

...that I had in a drawer somewhere...
waiting to be found and
treasured again...
I decided to make myself something nice.

Enjoying some more practice time with soldering Rhinestones,
I added these tiny deep red ones Hubby found for me at a garage sale.Finishing it with a coating of resin and a hammered brass band.

 I spilled some solder on the side,but overall I was happy with the way this ring came out.

And my love for felt found its way into this double loop bracelet.
Isn't that coin amazing?

"For Love is Immortality."
-Emily Dickinson

Happy Friday Friends.
As always,
thank you so much for stopping by