Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ornament Blog Hop

Our family tradition growing up was that my brother and I would get to pick out one special ornament each year to add to the tree.  Over the years we would know which ones were "ours" and it made the Christmas tree special.  

I am hoping to make some special ornaments this year for friends and family.  This cardinal was made using polymer clay. I made it for an ornament swap because my swap partner loves cardinals.
Polymer clay cardinal ornament 
I used wire loops and attached the head and tail using a wire for hanging evenly. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sugar Skull Art Beads and Pendants

An online friend and jewelry maker mentioned that she likes sugar skulls. Since we were doing a swap I decided to try making some sugar skull beads just for her. 

 It was so much fun decorating these that I made more.  I also got an order for some white pendants.  

Next up is pink!  

Do you like sugar skulls?  Have you ever used them in your jewelry designs?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pavelka Project 2015 with Katers Acres

Here's my January entry into the Pavelka Project, a collaboration between Katie Oskin of Katers Acres and Lisa Pavelka.

This is a Suspended Crystals project where I used Swarovski Rivoli crystals in the smaller snowflakes and suspended them using clay butterflies.

The large snowflake has one of my crystal charms, woven together using illusion cord, suspended in the center.  I backed it with purple clay to make it stand out better.  I also added butterflies to the large snowflake because who doesn't love butterflies and snowflakes together?

Hope you like it!