I am no expert on these things and my learning processes are taxing on my poor brain, but at least I try and have fun doing it. That's our goal isn't it...having creative fun. I wanted to make a tassel from beads and chain using a picture Shelley from Nirvana sent me of a necklace … Continue reading Making a Wire Loop Tassel Necklace
Although I absolutely LOVE my garden, weeding is not something I have any time for. I did, however, find time to go and pick some really small, tender weed tops to make into molds for my polymer clay jewelry components! I use Sculpey Mold Maker, though I'm sure there are any number of products out … Continue reading Weeding vs. Beading
I haven't posted in quite a while due to my lack of free time, but I'm back to let you see something I'm really enjoying now. I haven been learning to make polymer clay jewelry components: pendants, bracelet bars and such. I scour the YouTube channels for a new technique and try out what I … Continue reading A New Way Of Looking At Beads
So I never have time for fun anymore with the shop being so busy, so I decided to treat myself and Karen (my best friend and right hand in the shop) to a pottery class. Knowing I would never make a pot outside of the class, I still wanted to know as much as possible … Continue reading Faux Ceramic Polymer Clay
I've been obsessed lately with making leather wrap bracelets. I have some in a gallery and some I'm starting to bring in to a local co-op here in Boise, so, as with anything new, I needed a special way to display my new creations. I have found that sometimes with the super long wraps, people … Continue reading Building a Display for Jewelry
Inspiration for me comes from so many places. One of which is my garden. I love this time of year when my gorgeous roses are blooming and the Sweet William blankets the flower beds with color. I had a bouquet in my bathroom, and even though its flowers were starting to wilt, the color stayed … Continue reading Dying Roses Inspiration
Lola, a customer who lives in Florida, made a request for some bead mixes based on Mermaids. You know colorful, Floridian colors: saturated, yumminess! So I played around based on some images she sent me, and love, love what I came up with! So happy that Lola gave me the inspiration. I sent her this … Continue reading Mermaids Oh My!