I made this necklace to sell, but I think I have to keep it. The cotton cord is hand dyed and painted. That’s one of my very favorite clasps. I made the bail myself from a vintage-looking metal stamping. I like the back as much as the front! The image is decoupaged on the back of a glass nugget, covered with card stock and sealed with Diamond Glaze. I plan on wearing it over a black turtleneck or tee. I’m right proud of me!
Click for the free tutorial. It’s from Craftsy!
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Here’s one of the goodies I’m getting. I have some pink and metallic gold cording for Kumihimo:
Look what I have found!These beauties are the work of one Barbara Gray, the Gloster Queen. (She also raises Gloster canaries.) I found her work on an Artbeads Pinterest board. All photos should link to her etsy shop. I didn’t even look to see what she charges for her pins. Whatever it is, it’s not enough! Here is her logo:
I was looking for something, I can’t remember what, in the documents library on my computer. Some files had names that made no sense at all. I decided to rename and organize files. I opened new folders and named them according to the type of files I have. I’m not talking about pdf’s and Word documents. I have patterns and ebooks and digital magazines. Then I started opening files to see what was inside. It was like Christmas!!!
One of my first finds was a series of “Art Lessons” I had downloaded from Interweave Press when they were on sale for $1.00. (Sometimes I use these things to reward myself for completing chores I dread.) Most were by mixed media artist, Jane Davenport. I am especially excited about the lesson on auditioning stencils:
I also found a wonderful tutorial on You Tube by Jane, herself! Happy Day!
BTW, as for the organizing files, I’m almost through the A’s! LOL!
It was store bought and store decorated. The party was at a local Bounce University, and there was a superhero theme. There was no time for creativity. There was a huge snow storm in February last year. My father-in-law died, and my daughter was exceedingly busy with this tiny angel:
(disguised as a “bat baby!”) My grand daughter, Vivien was born on Feb 1, 2014, in the late evening, just like her brother. I had had a wonderful day at the annual Needlearts Extravaganza in Statesville, NC, so I was not too far away. I arrived in time to meet my granddaughter and find my grandson running a fever. He had the flu. I have said that I held him and rocked him all night the night he was born, and again, all night, the night his sister was born.
Now, with that said, this is my craft blog, not my grandma blog (oooh, a grandma blog! great idea!) I don’t see how I can post about things I make or do for my grandchildren without including them. I shall try to control myself!
My daughter worked her magic again this year, with just a little help from her old mom. Here’s the cake “before,” and, “after!” The figures are plastic I found at Michaels. The sand is crushed vanilla wafers, the black dirt is crushed Oreos, the swamp grass is dyed coconut, and there’s some green writing gel “ooze” here and there!