Thursday, November 20, 2014

Charmed I'm sure!

Going to holiday party and want to make a nice little hostess gift? These wine glass charms will surely be a hit! Check out the instructions on the Ice Resin blog HERE.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Little Poison...

Oh yes, I love Halloween and I love skulls! You will see that I wear my skull ring year round.

Be sure to check out the instructions for this spooktacular necklace HERE. And yes, I will probably wear it on other days throughout the year to go with my ring.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Charmed for the holidays

I would like to gift all who purchase handmade this holiday season! If you purchase $100 from, you get a FREE lower case Itty Bitty Initial charm. Just add your selection to your shopping cart from HERE, then add the listing for the charm from HERE. During checkout, use Promo Code FREECHARM and the cost of the charm will be removed ($30). Be sure to let me know what initial you would like in the "notes to seller" during checkout. **Promo Expires 11/27/14**

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Vampiress Necklace

I must say that Halloween was my favorite holiday growing up. I loved the smell of fall in the air and the crunch of the leaves underfoot as we headed out to trick-or-treat. As I got older, I loved watching horror movies. I started reading Ann Rice books and was fascinated by the stories of vampires. When I came across this Halloween stencil and stamp set at the craft store I knew I had to make a Vampiress Necklace!

Be sure to check out the full instructions HERE

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Unconditional" Love Picture Frame

Since I have been a part of the 2014 ICE Resin® Creative Design Team, I have been dabbling in mixed media. I have always wanted to play around with gel mediums and acrylics and make picture frames. The Mixed Metal Hobnail Bezels are a perfect accent to the frame and really add nice dimension!

Click HERE to get the full instruction with step out photos.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Funky Little Headpins

Every once in a while I want a little color in my wire, especially when I'm making a headpin. Watch this short video to see how I used Iced Enamels™ to do just that!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Christmas in July - Gilded Christmas Ornament

I am involved in my first blog hop with IndigoBlu. I was given some wonderful products to use in a mixed media project and it was fun working with something new. Of course, I had to have some kind of "metal" involved so I used the Merry Christmas stamp to make my gilded ornament out of solder.

I purchased blank card stock from the craft store that had a spot for a photograph to be slipped in. I cut out a piece of card stock the size of the window and covered it in green, brown and white distress paints. For the border I covered it in green distress paint and then went in with my distress ink pad and swiped it over the green very lightly to give it a slight woodgrain look.

I then used a piece of the Phat Foam to apply some FlitterGlu onto the Snowflake Lace rubber stamp. Once stamped, I sprinkled Mega-Flake in Lancashire Rose and wiped off with my hand (yes, you get nice and glittery during this process) and used the Scoochy sponge to polish it up a bit.

For the ornament I cut out a circle free-form out of 24 gauge copper sheet. I textured up the edges some with my hammer. Using a torch, I melted some lead free solder onto the copper. Once I had a nice flow approximately the size of the Merry Christmas Circle stamp, I let it cool for about 45 seconds and them gently set the stamp in the solder. I held it there for about 5 seconds and gently lifted it. It made such a beautiful, organic piece. I then oxidized it, buffed it up a bit and applied English Cottage Acrylic Paint in Miss MoneyPenny with a paint brush just in a few spots. While still damp, I used a paper towel to remove the excess paint. To hang it, I attached a jump ring and used a piece of Sari Fabric from my Opaque Silk Ribbon Bundle.

Please be sure to visit the other blogs from our creative design team for their fabulous creations!


Carol La Valley
John Creighton Petersen

Baerbel Born (English)
Kay Halliwell-Sutton

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Copper Pipe and Shell Casing Bezels

I almost forgot to post my last video for the ICE Resin® Creative Team. I had a friend of mine send me some bullet casings from a shooting range he attends. So, why not make them into small bezels to accompany my Art Mechanique and Rue Romantique bezel collection!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ice Crystals

Here is my latest technique video for the ICE Resin® Design Team.

A friend of mine sent me some bullet casings that I wanted to set some crystals in. There were only a couple that fit well inside the casing so I thought I would make my own with resin. Now,  I can put any inclusions in that I want and can make the same size over and over again.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Their Love is Unconditional...

I absolutely love my dog Jake! I'll never forget the day I decided to get him. I was getting ready to go through a divorce to my first husband. He was still living in my house and I could not wait for him to leave (I know, brutally honest). He was allergic to dogs and one morning I thought to myself while I was getting ready for work "As soon as he moves out, I'm getting a dog". Later that morning in my production meeting, one of my co-workers held up a flyer and asked if anyone wanted a puppy. Her daughter found him in a field by her college, was hiding him in her dorm room and was found out. I said instantly "I'll take him!"

He has always been there for me, is always happy to see me and snuggles up against my legs to go to sleep every night! I hate to think of the day when he is no longer there.

He is my Puppy, Jake, Jakey, Jakester, Jakester Peanut Dog, Puppy Peanut, JP Dogmont, Pupster, Pea Pup, Pup E Dog. And the list of names goes on and on.

I love you Jake!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bone & ICE Rings

Let me say that I am having so much fun being a part of the ICE Resin® Design Team. The pictures below are from the project Bone & ICE Rings that are featured today. Be sure to check it out on the ICE Resin® Blog. To see how I did the cold connection, see my last post here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tech Tuesday Cold Connection Video

Want to use micro fasteners as a cold connection in jewelry? Then you don't want to miss my Tech Tuesday video for the ICE Resin Creative Team

Monday, February 3, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party

Super excited for my second time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party! Last year the beads I received from Jennie Davies-Reazor were fabulous! My necklace was a runner up and I received some beautiful beads from Lori Anderson!
If you are interested in getting in on the fun, there will only be one sign up which is February 9th! Don't miss out on this fabulous challenge!