Friday, February 27, 2009

My mannequin makeover

I found this mannequin at the flea market a couple of months ago. She wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but I didn't think I would ever find an old vintage one that I could afford. So I took her home and gave her a makeover. I covered her in vintage sewing patterns then rubbed her down with some brown ink . She then needed something to wear so I made her this tulle skirt out of eight yards of material. My sewing machine was broken so I gathered it by hand then made the belt with stiff interfacing and fabric glue. I wanted her to have twig wings but that did not work out. Nothing seemed to work so I ditched the idea and now she will be wingless, but no less a heavenly body. What do you think?

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Soldering classes at The Bead Bug

I am so excited to announce that I will be offering Soldering Classes at the Bead Bug starting in February. I think it is going to be a great format too. I am limiting each class to just 2 students at a time. This way they will be up close and not miss a trick. The class is going to last around 3 hours and we will cover it all, and those pesky jump rings no problem with my tricks of the trade.
There will also be an optional soldering kit available that will have all the materials you need to become a soldering fiend. Check out The Bead Bug website for more info! Or contact me through email if you have any further questions.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Open House Wine and Cheese Party

I want to invite all of the local people to an Open House I will be participating in next week February 12 at 6:30 pm. It will be held at April Mi in Roswell, Ga on Canton Street. April will be serving wine and cheese and there will be an opportunity to see all of the new classes that are going to be offered in the upcoming months. There will be classes for faux finishing, mosaics, my collage and domino classes. We will have some make and take mini classes for a small fee. Should be fun to see all of the great things going on at April Mi.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Polymer clay roots

I am getting back to my roots. When I first started making and selling my jewelry it was primarily polymer clay. It is such a versital medium. So much you can do with color, shape, etc. I forgot how much fun it can be. So I have started playing again and created a bunch of fun little pendants that can be strung on some leather cording. I love the new colors Donna Dewberry has come out with in her studio line. I can't wait to play again!