Monday, November 22, 2010
I can't believe Thanksgiving is in just a few days! I have been trying to get my supplies in order to start making copper pieces and just started my first project last night.
I love working with copper. I love the warmth of it and I really enjoy items with tarnish,aging, and patina and copper can fit the bill. I experimented with 3 different designs and love how they came out.
This weeks giveaway is for a copper initial necklace- your choice! You can choose the square,round, or mini style in any letter you want. Comes with a matching antiqued copper chain.
To be entered please tell me what you are thankful for and/or your best Thanksgiving story.
Leave your email so I can contact you and if you blog,twitter,or facebook let me know.
I will choose a winner on Friday :)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Today's giveaway is for a vintage typewriter key bracelet in black. I have some examples shown but yours will be different. I use random keys for this style and mix in words,letters,numbers. and symbols.
To be entered just leave a comment. If you blog,fb,or twitter it let me know.
I will choose a winner on wed.
Friday, November 12, 2010
About a year ago I decided I wanted to expand my designs beyond typewriter keys and had 2 ideas; wax seal stamps or hand stamped designs. I ended up going the route of wax seal designs and haven't regretted it. One of my main inspirations was a 18k gold necklace my SIL and MIL have they got from Shop NBC. It had their initial and a beautiful background pattern on it.
I spent many late nights doing as much research as possible on every facet of this art form and I am still learning something new almost everyday. When someone told me my ideas wouldn't work I was more determined than ever to *make it work* I must admit I was feeling pretty proud of myself when I finished this piece :) So now that I know what I do the sky is the limit !
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I am a bit behind on today's giveaway as I had a detour this morning at the ER-Bleh! Looks like the old gallbladder will be moving on to an industrial bio hazard wastebasket shortly. So the big question is what will life be like without a gallbladder? Am I being presumptive- it could just be acid reflux. Who knows- it's all just a big question mark- which brings me to today's giveaway.
I made this necklace with a vintage Smith Corona black question mark key. The material is celluloid which can get wet and not be damaged. Silver plated lace edge setting and an 18" nickel plated ball chain. If you want a different length chain I can do that :)
I will choose a winner on Wed. If you mention it on your Blog,Facebook,or Twitter be sure to let me know as I really appreciate the extra plug.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Today we visited Gilcrease Museum to see some of my daughters artwork. Of course we had to hit the gift shop and I found this fun little item. It is a rock and mineral excavation kit called *Dig It Out* It is about the size of a bar of soap and comes with 3 tools. Inside are 2 gems or minerals- I was pleasantly surprised to discover 2 as I thought there would only be 1.
After about 5 minutes of *digging* we could begin to see something! This is quite exciting for a 7 year old and I must admit that I enjoyed it as well. I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was a kid and this would have been an awesome item to have but the 70's didn't roll that way.
After 10 minutes or so we realized there were 2 items inside- what a deal for $3.95!!
Still trying to identify what we got- the package has some pictures on it and there is a guide book inside that has the tiniest writing in it I have ever seen so I am still working on it. All in all it was a fun item, we had some good quality time together and learned at the same time.