Friday, December 18, 2009
First off, my goal is to learn new techniques I do not know yet. To push myself in my creativity. I am also going to create more jewelry for my Etsy shop, to have more of a variety for people to choose from, from extrememly simple to more intracate. I have the time to do so now, so I am going to put it to good use. I want to improve my bead embroidery, and I want to learn loom beading. I have had a couple small looms for several years now but no time to sit down and try them out. I want to create more intricate polymer clay beads to sell and use in my jewelry I create. I have loads of books to learn new techniques both in beading and making beads. Now I have the time to try them all out. I plan on 2010 being a big year for me in my beading.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Anyway, I was asked the queston = What is your favorite part about the Use The Muse Contest?
My favorite part of the contest is that it pushed me beyond my limits as a bead artist. I had to think of a unique way to use the Muse in my piece. I hope it was unique enough. I created something I always thought was beyond my capabilities. They will be revealing the Muse and the winners in two days. Go to http://www.thebeadersmuse.com/ to check out past contest winners, and in two days to see the winners of this contest. I am so excited. I have been on the edge of my seat for weeks now waiting. It is almost torture to wait another two days.
Once the Muse and winners have been revealed, I will be putting pictures of my piece here in my blog, and it will be going up for sale in my Etsy store. Check out my Etsy store for some grat gifts for your family and friends for Christmas.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
These balls and mice are layered with catnip all throughout and cats just go bonkers over them. They are firmly felted. They do get fuzzy with play but cats seem to enjoy this.
My cats have been playing with their catnip balls for over three years now, and the catnip mouse for a year, since I have only been making the mice that long.
Check out my Etsy shop at
http://www.sacredcat.etsy.com/ to get your cat a wonderful toy that they will love.
I will always have these on my store. When the ones on there sell out, I will put up more. So if you go there and do not see any, please come back in a day or two.
They are cat tested and cat approved by Isis and Kodo.
Friday, September 11, 2009
And her prices are very reasonable also. Wouldn't one of these look great hanging on your door.
I also now have an Etsy store and there are a coupe felted jack=o=lanterns with ghosts there. Please check out my store at http://www.sacredcat.etsy.com I also have some adorable animal felties, and some polymer clay beads and pendants. Remember Alfred, my needle felted Doll that won third place (see previous blogs), well he is there also. I haven't had a lot of time to work on crafts, lately.
We lost our mama goat, Annie. I found her dead one morning. And Ebby the mare lost her foal before it was born. She has been coughing and I think it caused her to lose the baby. The vet says her lungs are clear. Drummer, the stallion has had four asthma attacks. This is called Heaves in horses. This last bout lasted over a week. We will be selling the two fillies this weekend. I so wanted to be able to buy Goldie, but it was not meant to be. I am going to miss them. There will be a lot less animals to take care of now. The baby goats are doing great, growing and chubby.
Friday, June 26, 2009
This is Precious. She was my favorite. A beautiful little dilute totise shell. Unfortunately, something killed and ate most of her. I was heart broken. We had 7 kittens until this happened.
This is Chester's brother, Charlie. ARen't they just the cutest. I am working on getting them used to being handled. Boy, can they cry loudly. LOL!
This is Sasha at 1 week old. She is our new beefalo calf. I love her white face Now we are just waitingon the foal. And hopefully the peahen has laid eggs and we will have baby peafowl soon.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I had planned on using pearls but did not have as many as I wanted and just was not happy with the look. I went through my stash and found a hank of these beautiful pastel glass tube beads. I held them up to the starfish and loved the look. So, I attached the starfish to one strand, tied the strands together, and used Bali Silver cones to hide the knots. I then straightened the ear wires on the earrings and added two beads to each wire then bent back into place. So now the earrings match the necklace. There is a lot of silver on this necklace, but I love the simplicity of it. I call the piece Stars of the Sea.
Monday, April 27, 2009
The third one is a leopard appaloosa horse. All those spots were so much fun.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
The name I wanted to go with was Alhapets, but when googled, there were tons of things out there with that name. So,. I went with my second choice, Alphabet Pets. The two lovely ladies whose names I chose each get an Alphabet Pet. Mary, who came up with Alphabet Pets got the one you see here. The very first one in the series. Tania, who came up with Alphapets gets the second one I am going to make.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I got to feed them today while Liz worked on splitting wood. There is a male and a female. The male is real calm and the female screamed a lot. Liz, who has raised a lot of baby coons, said the females are always more active and louder.
I wish I could raise them. It would be so cool, even knowing they would have to be released back into the wild. She says she teaches them to wash their food in creeks and how to find food, then at six months she has to release them. She says it breaks her heart because she has to chase them off and make them afraid of her, or they would just walk up to any human. She doesn't like that part, and neither would I.
Aren't they just the cutest little darlings.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I decided to try something different with my. I always have to be different. LOL! Instead of using color or printed material, I used lace and stuffed them with colored wool. I really like the effect. I used faces I got from SpeedieBeadie Dot in a face swap a while back. They are printed on cloth, so not real heavy. I used scrap yarn for the hair, and on the tail of the second one.
I am really happy with them, and will probably make more although I do not know what I will do with them. I hope whoever gets these will like them. I always worry about that whenever I do a swap. Dottee dolls are very easy and quick to make. I have seen some amazing Dottees, very unique and creative. It is amazing the different ideas people come up with for them.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I love Amber. It is such a cool stone, not really a stone though. It is a tree resin, but it is so light that even big chunks weigh very little. I love chunky necklaces but they can be very heavy sometimes. Not with amber. It comes in different shades also. I had a couple different kinds of amber nuggets, and some amber chips. I have been wondering how amber would look with copper. I have come to really like using copper in my jewelry. So, yesterday morning, I whipped up this necklace and earrings with my amber and copper. I really like it and it is so light. I like the combination of the two colors of amber, and please don't ask what they are. I only know that one of them is Baltic amber.
My hubby, Zoomer usually only gives me an "It's okay" when I show him something I made. When I showed him this he said "That's really nice. A bit chunky, but with the right outfit, it would look reslly good." This is high praise coming from him.
In case you did not know, if you click on the pictures in a blog, it will take you to a larger version so you can see it better. I suggest it on this as it really shows the necklace up better.
I will be doing a show the last week of July. I hardly ever keep any of my jewelry. I just do not wear it that much. Especially around here. I have worn a piece of my jewelry every time we go out somewhere, but in the 9 months I have been here, not one single person has commented on anything I have worn. It seems like people here in Indiana just do not notice things like that. When I wore my jewelry in Ohio, I always got at least one comment each time, but usually more.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
They each have one black foreleg and one white forleg with a black heart at the knee. Just too precious. Yesterday while I was up there feeding, the youngest one was bouncing straight up and down on all four leggs like a pogo stick. I am thoroughly enjoying watching them.
I am going to try to do needle felted sculptures of them as soon as I have the time.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I got the idea from a book called Netted Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald. The technique is called Sea Moss. I love it, and I was able to incorporate the beautiful lampwork bead into it.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Here is the set of beads that we got this year. I am very pleased with the colors. I had a cabochon that went perfect with them.
These are the beads I chose to use with the kit beads. They are glass, with a finish on one side and black on the other. I never knew what to do with them until now.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
It is made with a polymer clay pendant that I got off of a wonerful artist on Etsy. I used Picture Jasper which I think set off the pendant nicely, and Moukite Jasper for accenting. The Moukite Jasper is a really pretty maroon color.