Monday, January 30, 2012

Time for vacation

Ok, we're ready to go somewhere sunny, so we booked a trip to Maui!. We have been there a number of times and decided we needed to go again.... Yippee! Maybe I'll bring some cord to try Nancy's new way of Viking knit!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pinterest, Do you know what it is???

Today I was reading Lorena Angulo's blog. She is a Mexican jewelry artist who lives in San Antonio. Her work is unusual and I love it. I noticed a new button I hadn't see before:
Pinterest Logo
Have you heard of this? Pinterest is an online pinboard, where you can organize and share things you love. WOW, so many amazing things all in one place!!
Check it out here:

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Don't you just love it when it snows and the snow stays eaxctly where it fell? Without the wind, all noise seems to be absorbed and all seems so peaceful....

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Inspired by Martha Brown I too found it fun to think about my Five Fave Friday books. Like Marissa, I too have quite the stays of books. These are a few of my favourites.

1. Digital Expressions by Susan Tuttle. A great book about how to use Photoshop Elements in Art. Sorry, the look inside link doesn't work here......

2. Canvas Remix by Alisa Burke. This book covers a variety of media to explore. Fun!
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3. Metal Artist's Workbench by Thomas Mann. This is an excellent source for metal work, either for jewelry or for objects, whatever you fancy!
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4. Wire Art Jewelry by Sharilyn Miller. My first jewelry making class was with Sharilyn Miller, and look where it has led me to!

5. The Jewelry Artist by Kate McKinnon. Kate McKinnon is a very talented artist who excels in metal clay and in bead work. True eye candy! 

Considering that starting Tuesday I am back in school and all my time will be occupied with work and with studying, these types of books are the only "artsie" thing I will have a few minutes a day for!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bronze finished!

Well, this is how my work in progress progressed and what it resulted in!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bead and Button

Registration for classes starts Jan 10. I can barely wait!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More Bronze

While contemplating how to use the etched pieces from yesterday I worked on a bronze metal clay piece i made quite a while ago. I layered it onto a copper patina-ed sheet from Lillypilly Design and some patinaed bronze. I cut out tabs in the bronze layer to attach the bronze metal clay piece. I finished it with a bronze wire necklace.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Work in progress

Today I played with bronze and wondered how well it etches. See here the result! Now I am going to turn it into a necklace. Stay tuned.....