Hubby and I have been painting all week. This is a corner of the dining room. Only one wall is green (Swallow’s Nest). The other walls are Neutral Ground. The trim is Ottertail and the door is Suave Mauve. Don’t they have fun names for paint? I know you are … Continue reading
I have a confession to make. Not everything I make turns out how I planned. Ok not a big deal, happens to everyone right? Here’s a pic of some recent experiments. I do have to say, that I always learn something from my experiments. For example, I learned that it’s … Continue reading
Still working on custom orders, so I haven’t had much time to play. I did manage to get these fun tiles made. Have a great day!
I’m still playing catch up after my computer problems and other craziness last week. I thought it would be fun to share more beads, their inspiration and what the jewelry designer did with them. Inspiration: Beads: Final Design: by Laura Harkcom Another Final Design: by Christina Welch
I’m on my laptop this week because I’ve been having computer problems for several days. Still can’t figure out what the problem is, so I’m trying to back up all my important files and pics before doing anything drastic. My frustration increased when I found that I had missed seeing … Continue reading
(Adapted from Dona Kato’s layered “dichroic” effects tutorial.) Supplies Needed: ~sterling silver bezel cups with loops* ~FIMO decorating gel ~foils (I used Jones Tones foils) ~liquid silver leaf (for the dragonfly gems) ~tiny polymer clay flowers (for floating garden) I used ones similar to those shown in my hibiscus cane … Continue reading
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo Have you ever been so inspired by something that you couldn’t wait to get started on a design? And once you started, everything just flowed perfectly, like it was somehow meant to be? The inspiration: … Continue reading
The kids are home for spring break this week. We didn’t get to go anywhere this year, so I’ve been dreaming of lying on a beach somewhere under the palm trees.
My friend, Tina T. has been doing some fun things with Fimo decorating gel as well. I just love her mermaid focal.
I’m working on a tutorial for the floating garden/dragonfly gems beads. If you would like to play along, I’ll give you the supply list now. Materials: sterling silver bezel cups with loops* FIMO decorating gel foils (I used Jones Tones foils) liquid silver leaf (for the dragonfly gems) tiny polymer … Continue reading
Donna Kato was my first polymer clay idol and continues to top the list. These were adapted from Donna Kato’s layered “dichroic” effects tutorial. The colored foils give these an almost candy-like look.
Camo beads continue to be my most requested custom order item. Here’s a small sampling of the 250 beads I just mailed out today.
I’ve been wanting to try to create the look of encased flowers for quite some time. After some experimenting with FIMO decorating gel, I knew I could get the look I was wanting. The next question, was how to contain the gel. Then I came across these great bezel cups. … Continue reading