Saturday, February 18, 2012

earrings, ketchup, and 3-2-1 cake

hello! I made a few more one-of-a-kind wire wrapped and beaded earrings

 Do you have a favorite? I also wanted to share 2 of my new food addictions with you:
Whataburger limited batch spicy ketchup. It is amazingly hot, with the right amount of kick to get your taste buds spinning.

My dear friend Art introduced me to this awesome idea called "3-2-1 cake".
It is perfect for a quick treat or if there's not enough people in your home to bake a full sized cake.
Buy 1 box of angel food cake and 1 box of any other cake mix. Mix the contants of both packages well in a gallon size plastic bag.
Whenever you have a craving for some cake just follow these directions:
in a microwave safe container (i used a small pyrex glass dish)
add 3 tablespoons of the cake mix
 Then add 2 tablespoons water.
 Mix well.
 Cook in microwave for 1 minute.
 Enjoy with frosting, fruit, toppings, ice cream... the possibilities are endless!
I was amazed at how tasty the cake was! And now I can have cake anytime easy as 3-2-1.

Till next time,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

polymer clay bracelet charms

Hello! I made a few polymer clay charms and came up with these bracelets.
I made some mini dead man's party charms. Each one is painted with a white skeleton on one side and a pink skeleton on the other.
 Rubber duckies hold a special place for the child in all of us. I love the way this bracelet came out.
These next two  bracelets were special orders for some friends. This one is "Paris the pit" who  is famous for her heart shaped nose.
 And this is Sophie the chihuahua. She was a challenge so I am so happy that it came out! The customer was so pleased. There is no feeling like when you see someone so happy with your work.
 Sculpting is such a wonderful challenge. I love the way you see things slowly starting to take form.
Which do you like best?
Any suggestions?

Till next time...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Life is a Zoo!

Hello! Today I was feeling a bit wild. I focused on stretch cord bracelets and had fun with an animal print theme.
This bracelet reminds me of a leopard with the spots on the smaller wood beads. I made a blue wire spiral as the focal point.
 I am sure this pink and black zebra bracelet will not last very long at the sale!
 The markings on these beads also remind me of a zebra's stripes. I partnered it with burgandy and silver glass beads for a slightly more elegant feel.
 Never judge a cheetah by it's spots. I like the neutral browns of this one.
 And another fun cheetah styled bracelet. This time partnered with bright and creamy oranges.
 I know the ladies will go wild for these at the sale!
It's just around the corner now.

Till then...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Stocking up for an Art Show

Hello! I got a call from my local parks and recreation inviting me to an art show in a few weeks. Of course I accepted. I am so honored that I was personally invited! So I have been working at builing up some more inventory of wire wrapped earrings today.
I want to share a few pairs that I designed.

 what do you think of them?
It wil be fun building some more inventory
We'll see what creativity flows tomorrow...
till then,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

turtle skull charms

Hello! Today I played in the skull theme again and made these turtle skulls. I made a mold so I can make them in any color and make them earrings, bracelets, and rings.
 I have seen so many types of skulls but never any designed after a turtle.
what do you think?

till next time...

Friday, February 3, 2012

wire wrapped earrings and pendants

Hello! Today there was no stopping these creative juices from flowing!
My head hurts! My eyes hurt! And my fingers hurt!
But I am so pleased with today's projects. I stuck to wire wrapping and made some earrings and pendants.

 I had a lot of fun designing these. I want to make more tomorrow... if I'm not still hurting.
Till then...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Horror Movie Mania! o0o0ooo00oo

Hello! I have been watching too many scary movies lately. They have inspired a the darker side and I designed a few spooky pieces.
I am working on perfecting making skull beads. These pieces are all simple designs.
This bracelet reflects a dream I had of an old time store mannequin. The kind whose face is meant to be bright and cheeful but turns out scary.
 I then made this ring of an angry skull.
 Last I made this green skull ring. It is very similar to my day of the dead ring I made a bit ago. For this ring I used some of my black rose beads for the eyes.
 I really dig these zombie bear earrings I whipped up. Complete with bones and guts.
 I was aiming to make another pair of zombie earrings, but I got so carried away and lost in the creativity of the moment that I made a 3 piece scene. These will have to be ornaments or pendants now. They should remind you to ALWAYS AIM FOR THE HEAD! because if you shoot a zombie in it's guts you may end up dead like this poor guy. And then your lady friend will have to try to save herself...

what will inspire me next?
until then...