So I've been working with polymer clay for some time now, and doing quite well in the SupplyEmporium Etsy shop with the connectors and pendants I make. I always love doing something new, so I purchased a tutorial from Christine Damm showing her take on using Dye Oxide Inks from Ranger. Boy did it spark … Continue reading Always nice to have new toys.
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'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