Saturday, July 30, 2011

Glass Bubble Cross Necklace


I gave this soldered glass bubble cross to pendant to my talented friend Mary and look at the beautiful necklace she made with it. It is a bold piece, but not too over the top, I love it with the pearls.
Oh it was really easy to make if you know how to solder already. I just wrapped the outside of each bubble with copper tape, soldered all the way around. Next, I turned them over and formed a cross and soldered each spot where they touched. This is pretty much how a stained glass window looks put together, at least to me it does. Let me know if you need more info.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Remember this....


How about a winter shot to remind us all that even though we are cooking outside it could be worse. I will take super hot over cold and gray any day!

Tutorial Magentic Memo Photo Board



I made this cute memo board and it was so easy and cheap to make. I wanted to share it as a tutorial for all of you here.
1. Get a metal sign/board etc. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $5.00 on clearence.

2. Paint the metal board w/ a good metal primer.
3. After that dried I sprayed the board w/ a pretty ivory spray paint so I would not have brush marks.
4. Finally I stenciled on this bird motif in a chocolate brown.
Easy peasy that is it. If you make one I would love to see it. Send me a photo and I will post it.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Custom Mother's Nest Necklace


In my attempt to relaunch my etsy store I am featuring this custom necklace. It is a nest with eggs soldered inside a handmade shadow type box. The nest can be customized to have 2 blue(boys) and 1 pink (girl) egg or whatever combo you need. Octomom if you want one the eggs will have to be seed beads lol! This is a great gift for a mom or for yourself to carry your little nest around your neck. I just adjust the bead/pearl size to fit the nest and box just right. For an additional $10 I can hand stamp each child's name onto a copper metal square that would be on the flipside of the necklace. Sooo cute! Check them out in my etsy store!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Etsy reload




Wow it has been a long time since I have worked on my etsy shop. It has been all but dead. I have been so busy doing my booth and local shows that I have totally ignored my online store. Here are some of the pictures my soldered boxes that will slowly be loaded into the etsy shop. These boxes are my favorite pieces. They are so unique, I always get stopped when I am wearing one of them.