Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Craft it Forward...Free Gift to you if one of the First Five to Respond

A Friend....Elsiee at Namaste blogged about the Craft It Forward movement that she joined. She heard it from Connie who heard it from Audrey who heard it from Polly and Ester, and so on. I am too anxious to get started to dig any further back. ..though it is pretty easy to follow the chain of blogs. Start here, then http://namaste-elsiee.blogspot.com/2009/04/pay-it-forward-craft-it-forward.html and off you go....

Here are the rules to winning.

The first five people to respond to this will get something handmade by me.
There are some restrictions, though:

~I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
*What I create will be just for you.
~You’ll receive it with in 60 days of notifying me about posting Craft it Forward on your blog(2009) .
*You have no clue what it’s going to be. It could be ANYTHING handmade!
~And in return, all you need to do is post this text into your blog and make 5 things for 5 people.

Respond in the comments section ... first 5 people signing in win! Please leave a way in the comments for me to contact you for your address once you have posted about the "Craft It Forward" and offered prizes.

Remember, it's a FREE gift!!!!

As Elsiee says...Are you in? Wanna play? Come on, you KNOW you want to..!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

If I Had Wings... Vintage Necklace

I thought I would try to raku a few little wings...very delicate, but full of color just to see how they would turn out. Thought I might use them with my Spirit Dolls Collection. Well...look at what Angela of summerscreations.etsy.com has created with one of a set.

Angela says "I love this necklace...A few weeks ago my son told me a story about all the things he would do if he had wings...

This beautiful blue vintage chandelier crystal was found on the East coast in an old carriage house and is nearly 100 years old. It's in perfect condition and is 2 inches long. The gorgeous Raku wing was made by the lovely wondrousstrange.etsy.com. It measures just under 2 inches long, and has the most amazing Raku colors. The old skeleton key has a very unique mottled look to it, with the plating worn through in some places. It measures 2 1/2 inches."

Visit her shop for uniquely vintage items. So very lovely!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Artistic Generosity

I love to see my little treasures or tessera incorporated in other artists work. It gives me such a feeling of satisfaction that a simple button, or tile can add to the beauty of an already wonderful creation. I wanted to thank those who have been generous enough to share photos of their finished work.
of KCLeather.etsy.com sent in these photos using buttons I made for her leather change purses. Are these not great??

Friday, April 3, 2009

And the Sun came out again

It was nice to see the sun shining today after several days of rain. Don't get me wrong...I love rainy days too. There is just something special about a sunny day in early spring! The greens are new, and there are yellows and blues everywhere I look. New starts for Nature's creations.