Friday, August 29, 2008

More Great Treasuries on Etsy

The Southeastern United States Etsy Team has been very busy putting together some beautiful treasuries. Please check out some of these talented southern artists.
If you are a Southeastern United States etsier and would like to join our very enthusiastic team just leave me a comment & I will get you the info.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pirate Booty

Well not exactly pirate booty, but it does have a pirate feel I thought after I made it. I have been experimenting with images for Halloween and making different types of pendants. This is my latest experiment. I used a glass blob for the front and polymer clay for the backside. Then I took a really cool text stamp I have an stamped the back. It looks like a secret inscription doesn't it? Off it will go to my etsy store. Arrrrgh!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Something wicked this way comes...

I have been busy working on some Halloween goodies. The first picture is of one of my new soldered pendants. I love the witch silhouette and on the back it has just one word, that's right, "Wicked." The bottom picture is of a pair of earrings I made from polymer clay. I never seem to get time to play with my clay, but it is so much fun when I do. I prefer the devious looking Halloween creatures it seems. I am also working on a pumpkin art doll. I will have to post those as he becomes complete.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Seus Team Treasury

I just joined a new Etsy street team that features South Eastern United States artists. It is a really terrific mix of artists. We have a treasury for the next couple of days that you can check out at If you are a South Eastern artist on Etsy you should join us. Go check it out!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Love my Dremel Tool!!

I bought the Dremel Press stand almost a year ago and never took it out of the box. I had to have it and then it just sat there. When it came time to use it I realized my old rotary tool would not work in it. RATS! I had to go buy a brand new Dremel tool, but I am so happy I did. I love this tool. It really is versatile and I have just scratched the surface. I put holes into a mountain of dominoes, polished my soldered jewelry and also made holes in little wooden disks for pendants. Next I am going to find my scrabbles tiles! Anything can be made into a pendant or charm now!!
I am going to try copper disks later today.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Halloween Charm Bracelet

I know I am a little early, but I looove Halloween. I started to make some fun stuff for the etsy shop and my booth at the antique mall. Here are the first couple of things I have made. The charm bracelet is a combination of charms I made myself. I made a variety of polymer clay charms, ghosts, ghouls, and JOLs. Then there are some cute wooden charms that have collage sheet images, and finally there are some metal JOLs to finish it off. I am going to start offering the charms bracelets as kits so you can add all of your own charms in too. The ghosts are some of the charms that I will be offering.

My olympic hero

Dara Torres is 41, a mother, and is swimming for the US in the 2008 Olympics. Now that is someone that inspires me. This is an old photo of her, I hope there will be a medal or two for her this year. I don't know about any of you, but when I was 12 I watched Nadia score her perfect 10's and decided right then & there I wanted to be a gymnast too and go to the olympics, yeah right. I was heart broken to find out I was way too old to go for that dream. At 12 I was too old?!? Now seeing Dara Torres at 41 has inspired me again. Now I am a little older and a wee bit heavier than her (denial is not such a bad thing) I may have a new olympic dream be born. I may have to go for a sport where physical prowess is not as important, as some other attributes like creativity . Is there a sport like that? Well enjoy the olympics, cheer your country and enjoy the coming together that only happens like this every 4 years.