Monday, December 29, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
|My newest three just in time for the holidays in my Etsy shop now!|
Friday, December 5, 2014
|Mixed Metal Necklace with copper, brass, and garnet drops available now at my Etsy shop|
|Mixed Metal Necklace with Turquoise and Carnelian available now at my Etsy shop|
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Along with sewing, the kids and I have been making things for the holidays, mostly from what we collect outside. Lots of leaf collages, stars out of sticks and twigs, etc. It has been so nice to deliberately go out for walks in hopes of finding treasures to work with. I hope to have some pics of our creations soon, I just realized how badly I have neglected putting up photos from the last few months. We have been busy little happy bees and plan to stay that way.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Etsy shop to go to new homes! Can you tell that I really like how red, black, and grey look together:) After a very busy week, I am back to cutting and sewing and gearing up for the holidays. I have one more great big red pouch to sew up and then I'm on to some purple things and billfolds. Wheeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Etsy shop. I am hoping to add what I can to this years collection of goodies. Thanks for looking!
Sunday, November 2, 2014
|New upcycled necklace in copper and brass with amethyst and moonstone drops|
|Peridot and Iolite are the accents on this one, which happens to be one of my favorite combos of the moment:)|
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Etsy shop. It has been really busy the last few days but fun and busy which is my favorite. A little bit of sewing, a visit to the pumpkin patch, helping in Ed's classroom, the school carnival, and getting ready for the very many birthdays that October brings us, not to mention Halloween! Luckily, the kids both have their costumes already. Just a little bit of fussing and fixing and all will be done for the big day! I for see many fun times ahead. Happy October!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
September just flew by! I spent the majority of the month in the secret lab sewing and hammering and beading and gluing. I was working on a small inventory for a shop called Funk Shui in Oldtown Eureka. I now have some consignment items there and hope to add more in the coming months. I just spent the evening there on Saturday for Arts Alive! with a bunch of my wares! It was awesome! I got to meet so many wonderful people and enjoy the Zombie Walk that was happening that evening. It was amazing and wonderful and now I am tired! I am taking a little rest for the next couple of days and then it will be back to the lab for me to make even more leathery and metal goodness for the holiday season! Smoochies!
Monday, September 1, 2014
ready to go!
Both kids are in school now! Ed is officially in T-K which is Transitional Kindergarten (for the the kiddos that aren't quite old enough for regular ol' Kindergarten) She LOVES it! Ciaran is with the same teacher for 2nd grade and LOVES it too:) Now, my quest is getting myself making cool stuff on a regular basis as well as hopefully working as a substitute here and there. It's all an adventure:)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
|Necklace in Copper and Brass with Lapis Lazuli|
Sunday, August 3, 2014
|Copper and Brass Mixed Metal Necklace with Aqua Aura Quartz Crystal Beads|
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
|Copper and Brass necklace with carnelian and turquoise|
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
|Copper and Brass Pendant with citrine and green Chalcedony beads|
Saturday, July 12, 2014
|Sterling silver necklace with opal and peridot beads|
|My newest Art Abandonment piece in copper and various gemstone beads|
The copper piece is a pendant that I made specifically for the Humboldt Art Abandonment Project here in Humboldt County, California. I hadn't made anything in a very long time and really wanted to do something special. So I found this neat little copper piece that I had cut out many, many years ago and couldn't figure out what to do with. I added some purty beads and made a necklace out of it(beaded with a copper chain) So today, on our hike up to Redwood Park, here in Arcata, I will be "abandoning" this piece for some lovely soul to find and enjoy.
Other than that, we are plugging along. There is nothing super exciting going on, just keeping our adventures close to home, and enjoying the outdoors. I don't get a lot of time to work on anything but I am thankful for the patience of my kids when I need to buckle down and get stuff done. They've been awesome that way. So we're off to eat lunch and then off to the park to abandon some art and play!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I've been busy with making lots of pink owls over the last couple of weeks. Lots of pink suede and bright colors with the added fun of owl faces. It's nice to work out of my usual comfort zone once in a while. All of these are heading to their new home in Australia soon so now it's back to making pouches and billfolds for the next few weeks.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Etsy shop, all made by hand by me! Metal and rivets are fun and make me feel all happy and bubbly on the inside:)
I am off to help Grampy move out of his house and hopefully back to the lab this evening for a little more creative escape. Happy Sunday Everyone!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Etsy shop, waiting on it's new home:)
More new things to come this week too!
The newest thing though is my insomnia is back full force thanks to Linus' discovery of Leah and Emily the beta fish. He is relentless at trying to get to them in the middle of the night. Poor little fish. Thank goodness that I wake up so easily! I have rescued their little fishy booties about three times a night every night for the last week or so. So now, I am wide awake all night again. Dumb, cute cats suck sometimes.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
|New Oopsie cuff, this one came out beautifully except for the rivets which are all crazy and crooked. Looks like I'll be keeping this one:)|
|Elastic closure with vintage button|
|My new favorite in brown leather with a little bit of olive green leather and some pumpkin colored suede with a button/loop closure.|
|How it looks on the wrist|
|finished up with a vintage brass button and elastic closure|