Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beheaded Kit listed for Sale

Okay, so I relented I am putting a few of these kits up for sale. A limited supply as I need so for sale at Glitterfest!!! Link is to your right--->
This kit includes all of the pieces to make this necklace. It hangs about 14 inches long and is designed as a lariat style, just slips over your head. This is a kit for those with previous soldering experience, not for beginners.
you get:
1 inch glass bevels
rosary chain
assorted beads
skull bead
full tutorial with pictures and video
you need:
soldering set up: flux, copper tape, burnisher, iron
safety gloves
clothes pin or other clamp/holder
E6000 or other strong hold glue
Novocan Patina (optional)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Weekend Away!

Some of my dearest friends were getting together to work on a kit project they had all purchased earlier in the year. We got together at our friends house in beautiful Coronado Island, Ca.This was a weekend of sitting in jammies, no make up, no cameras (okay so I cheated a little). Just being friends and creating together. So I am totally cheating by blogging about it! But it was great fun and my friends house was so amazing I just had to show the pics. I also brought a surprise project along and snapped some pics of them. Enjoy this amazing house!
{everyone made amazing grab bags of goodies}

{loved this little starfish bag}

{okay who do I have to kill to get this kitchen??}

{super cozy family room off kitchen}

{my table for the project}

{looking out to her jacuzzi}

{beautiful staircase}

{here is where we spent most of our time creating away}

{yummy baked goods}

{one of her beachy collections}

{my guestroom}

{her hallway}

{looking down into the foyer}

{loved this spa like bathroom}

{our collage project}

everyones came out a little different, we just passed the pieces around and added out own touch each time we got it.

Thats all for now, I made some pretty cute soldered projects that weekend I will share later.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Craft for a Cure Announced!

I am so happy to be hosting this great event. I have been doing a crafty fundraiser for the last 4 years since my Mom was diagnosed. This year I decided to do it on a grander scale!  I hope you will join us! Please click on the link to the right for info and to register! Visit the blog here for pics and more details!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I am getting published again!

Just got the email yesterday and this time I am going to be a featured article for Somerset Studio Gallery. I get 800 whole words :)
"Congratulations! Your 4 witches in a cages have been selected to be featured as a technique-based article in the Winter 2011 issue of Somerset Studio Gallery, which will hit newsstands December 1, 2011." One thing I learned was to take pictures of my submissions. Duh, it seems very obvious, but I really don't take pictures of everything I make. I had to ask the editor to send me pics so I knew the exact ones!LOL! Oh well next time..... I haven't taken anything else down but I need to, it really is fun to see your work in print.
{this is an example of the birdcages being published, I DID get a pic of at least this one!}

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Halloween Has Arrived!

Yes, it's here. Halloween has arrived. How do I know? Just walk into the craft and dollar stores and there it is, right in front of you. I swear we retailers really are friggin stretching it! As it is, I get shipped my Valentines candy before Christmas is over. Then before Valentines has even happened make way for Easter. There was a time and day that you didn't even see fall colors until after Labor Day. Oh well. This is one Holiday I look forward too. NOT because of costumes, I HATE dressing up for Halloween. I love it for what it does to the environment; the spicy smells, the pumpkin lattes, the candy corn, the Gothic decorations, and most of all when Disneyland changes the Haunted Mansion over to the Haunted Holidays version filled with its Tim Burton-ness! I also enjoy creating my own decor for Halloween and this year  I have been creating a lot in my blue room.  Of course in anticipation of vending at Glitterfest fall. I have made a ton of artwork and jewelry AND I have created kits....lots of them! So why haven't I posted any of these goodies? Well I have been waiting for Halloween to arrive, and  HERE IT HAS-according to Joanns, Michael's, and Dollar tree!
{I have created a series of "Make it in a Mason "kits. They are Papercraft and jewelry kits. This one is a Halloween mini banner all tucked away in a sweet little mason jar!
{includes everything but the glue!}

{so cute on a door way}

{loving Halloween!}

Oh and how would you like to make this little monster?!!!!! This kit will come with a FULL tutorial including pics and video
{I tiny little scull encased in beveled glass and soldered, with required bling attached!}

{found perfect little 4oz Masons for this kit}

{Oh and I have a bunch of these collage plaques that look so cute hanging on doors! I have made a bunch and will be selling cut and primed blanks as kits}

So excited and having so much fun creating......onward I may have to start making Christmas soon!