I have decided to give away a lot of my handmade jewelry. I’m giving this away, tonight.
I have a shop page through facebook and Shopify. It’s also called “Karla Krafts.” It doesn’t get much traffic, and there have been order notification and payment processing problems, but I think, hope, that’s fixed.
Look what I found on clearance at HobbyLobby for $1.99! Just what a hippy dippy happy studio needs!
I got to work at Mama’s House, again, yesterday. I did some glueing, sorting, and made some molds from stone beads and a drawer knob.I also planned and announced a giveaway.
The contest for my, “Tree Hugger” bracelet can be found and entered at facebook.com/karlakrafts.
I’ve been all down and out over needing to give up my studio, Mama’s House. If we move to Charlotte to be near the grandkids, it makes no sense to have a studio in N. Wilkesboro.
I’ve barely set foot in the place for the past two months, but I went down for a few hours the past few days.
I glued some Czech glass buttons and cabs into frames.
I painted and glazed some polymer clay pieces.
This is the liquid piece I tried. I left it in the mold, and baked abd baked and bake. Mostly that was a waist of time, but it tirned out pretty good:
I felt better those days, my spirits lifted. When a fellow Beady Bunch member posted this, I related:
Today’s experiment:Remember the black butterfly I cast in Sculpey Soufflé polymer back in January?
Its been baked, and today I painted it with Lumiere paints. I used a dry paint technique with angled bristle brushes. I used a liner on the body.
I had lots of paint leftover, so I brushed some gold on a red piece I had molded, cast, and baked.
The Lumiere paints have lots of shine, so I think I’ll finish these with a satin glaze.
Peter James made me this during a recent visit!
What a great idea! Going through old magazine clippings and found this. I decided it was blog worthy!
Alicia and Katy shared my necklace on jtv.com/extra on Wednseday! The hashtag was heavymetal.
It’s at 1:07, approximately, into the show. Katy commented on my signature. The flowers were inspired by Susan Thomas of JTV.
On a recent visit to see my grandchildren, I took along some wire, cutters and pliers. Peter James, age nearly nine, made me this “fringe” necklace.
I explained the basic technique, and away he went!
He engineered the closure, too.
The fringe sort of forms a heart!
(The sticker is a reward from my granddaughter for completing a fairy puzzle while she was teaching. I was Pre-K Karla!!)
The blue butterfly above is a carved piece of clam shell from China. I made a mold of it from Amazing Mold Putty (yellow,) and cast it with Sculpey Soufflé in black.
I’ve used the Soufflé before and thought its extra soft texture would make it easier to fill the mold. I trimmed the excess with scissors and a box cutter. I have not baked it, yet.
Here’s the mold putty: