Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Got Gold?

Are you looking to replenish your yellow stash? I could recommend a few strands of some lovely natural stone and sea glass that I received from Auntie's Beads. Starting from the bottom, Natural Citrene nuggets, Amber Quartz nuggets, and Amber Sea Glass. Lemonade, scotch and tequila on a string. Gorgeous. (I don't remember all that disclaimer stuff, but insert that here.)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tish's Oopps and My First Resins

Hey all, if you haven't already checked out her blog, Tish is doing a fun little guessing contest and you could win a pair of earrings that she will whip up just for you! Also after reading Lorelei's post earlier this week, I had to finally try out my Ice Resin. Because I've only had it for about a year now. She mentioned it does dry up, so I figured I needed to JUST DO IT already. Sheesh. And this is the result of my very first attempt.
This stuff is very very cool. It has a consistency that really is unique and although you'd think it would be more "out of control", it actually is very workable. I also had to pour out half of what I mixed up. I didn't feel like I had bubble issues. And I did play with a little additive (diamond dust). I also poured a bit into a mold I had made with two-part putty and it came out really well, it was just to light to photograph. Definitely pull it down off of your intention shelf if you haven't used it yet. If you don't have any, you might want to consider getting some. Oh and the little copper bezels came from Earthly Adornments.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Thank You And Happy New Year

Let me start this new year's post by saying thank all of you so very much for your support and e-mails over the past few months. I know I didn't always write back, but know that it meant alot to me! In spite of the fact that each day potentially presents a fresh new start, there is something very compelling about a new year which evokes renewal and the desire to set new goals and the permission to forget last years short comings and unmet goals. I am soooooo ready for this freshness. See ya 2010. It's been real. Before the baby came in August, I had just begun to play with some bead weaving. I bought a few tutorials on Etsy and worked a couple of them. The beads pictured in my banner were worked with a pattern from The Crimson Moon. So that is on the list. In August, I had just finished a patinas workshop and for my birthday, I had picked up some terrific books on metal working. I want to pick up where I left off there. I have a couple more workshops coming up, one on soldering and one on metal manipulation. This holiday season I spent alot of time crocheting. Now I just know that there is probably a lot a jewelry artist can do with some simple crocheting. So that is on the list. And since I have so much wool roving stashed, it occurred to me that I could probably hand spin some yarn. Mr. Pearl and Pebble signed me up for a spinning class for one of my Christmas presents. So all in all, I am feeling hopeful and productive for our new year here. I hope you all do as well. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!