Saturday, August 22, 2009

Weekend Eye Candy, Copper in Jewelry

I've been using copper in my jewelry lately. I've always loved playing with copper, torching it to get amazing colors, rubber stamping on it, texturing on it. Then came copper clay! A relative of silver clay I guess, it is somewhat less expensive and I think it looks great mixed with silver clay and sterling silver.

So I went on the hunt to see what other artists are doing with it jewelry wise, and boy did I hit the jackpot. I found so many great pictures and ideas that I couldn't fit them all in this post, so I'll have to do another (just not right now!)

Since computers are not my forte, I always have some trouble posting the links to the Flickr sites of the artists who's work I am showcasing. Sometimes it works, and sometimes NOT. But the good news is that you can go to my Flickr page and get the links to all of these great works of jewelry.

Enjoy these, and take a look at Lora's, and see if Paige and Christine have posted yet.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekend Eye Candy, Color and Whimsy Edition

1. Retroteapot1, 2. 2retrolady_teapot1, 3. bugs, 4. dragonflies, 5. ladies, 6. Frog&Orchid teapot, 7. DSC01208, 8. a_lady2, 9. Bunch o' Cats, 10. frogteapot08_4, 11. retrolady08_7, 12. retro genie teapot5

While trying to figure out what to post as my weekend eye candy, I came across this woman's work on Flickr. I don't know her and have never seen her work before. I think she raises color and whimsy to a new level. Her execution is flawless, and her canes are the same.

I couldn't fit all of her work in this mosaic, so do go visit her Flickr site Wanda's Designs and browse. Click on any of the links and it will take you there

Also check out Lora's blog for a really different take on polymer clay.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sneak Preview, "Hearts As Promised"

My last "Weekend Eye Candy" was about hearts, because I said I was working on some heart projects and promised to post them when finished. I decided not to make you wait until they are completed, but give you a sneak preview of just one of the heart projects. I really love the heart shape. It can be done in so many different ways, and all still look like hearts. Love, love, love it!

Here is one element of a necklace from a group that I am calling "Future Heirlooms".

Then, as you can see, it got some company in the form of 2 more charms and a ring to connect the neck chain part to....... stay tuned to see how the chain progresses!

Dorothy, It's ToTo! Are you out there?

I have not heard from Dorothy~~~MN yet about her mailing address. She won these two beads in my little contest, and I'd really like to send them off to her before they start gathering dust! They're really lonely and would like to have a home. Dorothy, are you out there? :o)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Winner, We Have a Winner!

It must seem as though I've forgotten about the contest for the faux bone beads. I have not forgotten, life has just gotten in my way, and a lot of things that I want to do just keep getting pushed back.

Pictures I want to take and post, projects I want to finish and photograph, then post. There just aren't enough hours in my day!

But, I digress.............drum roll please...........and the winner is Dorothy~~~MN.......congratulations Dorothy.
Your comment really made both me and my husband laugh. I guess we really do belong together! Here's my problem: it shows that Dorothy posted, but I don't have Dorothy's email address so I can't find out where to send the beads, so Dorothy if you are out there listening, please email me with your address so I can send you the beads.

Of course I will photograph them and post it before I send them. Just another thing to add to the "to do" list, but I do this one with a smile because there are actually a handful of people out there that are listening.........thanks to all of you that took the time to post a comment. I do appreciate it.

Weekend Eye Candy, Heart Edition

This week I've been working on some jewelry pieces with hearts as the theme, so I thought I'd check out what other people are doing with hearts. As usual, I will take pictures and post them when I have finished something.

To see who these great heart photos belong to, go to and click on the links.

Be sure to check out Lora, Paige, and Christine to see what's on their minds this week.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Weekend Eye Candy, Kimono Edition

To start off, I'm very late with this posting. I hate being late, but I was solving a personal problem. What? You don't have any of those? Suuure! Well, better late than never!

Because I spent all that time on one problem, I didn't have time to hunt through Flickr, which is where I usually find pictures of other artists work that fits my theme. It's nice to look at other peoples work and honor them a bit by giving them more exposure. But, this time it is all about Me!, Me!, Me!

Do you ever have one of those days where you say to your self, "gosh, I'm turning into my Mom", or "I'm just like my Mom" (or Dad)? My Mom was an artist and a dabbler in many things. She loved all things Japanese. She took classes in Sumi painting and Ikebana and really was quite good with the brush. She was a wonderful person, and if I could be half as nice as she was, well, I think I have a way to go with that, but I love sushi, origami and I love kimonos. So this is a little tribute to my Mom, who I think about and miss every day.

This edition is about the kimonos I have made. I have done them in polymer clay, metal clay and origami, which by the way, I learned from my Mom when I was a little kid!

I hope you like them, and by the way, I'm not done making them...... don't know if I ever will be.