Mar 15, 2013

Happy Friday! A Couple New Listings Today

 Happy Friday ! 
I have a couple of new things I will be listing in the
 Etsy store today.
 First off is this etched brass cuff I have been working on 
for quite a while. It finally came all together the other night
when all of the layers off dark and green patinas I had 
been looking for came out the way I wanted. I love when that finally 
happens! I then gave it 
a micro wax finish to seal all of the goodness in .
 The bird focal is from several items actually, that I created 
a mold from and then added 2 Aves 2 part epoxy. 
(psst we will be doing this in the "Fly " workshop too :)
Finished it all off with a coiled steel hook and clasp,purely
ornamental in this case , and one of my bird bullets. 
This is another pair of boho earrings with little tiny
baby charlottes that I have cast in pewter, wrapped in silk,
with sterling hand formed ear wires.
When I get the chance , I have been enameling
my little dr. Seuss house findings. I have mostly 
just been playing with the colors. It is very exciting
to watch them cool and change  like magic!

Just 2 more days for the reduced price of 79.99 for "Fly " workshop!
Don't forget that if you are , or sign up for my newsletter, you can
get an additional $5.00 off in the checkout on Etsy. The coupon code was
in this months newsletter, but if you have just subscribed, shoot me an email
letting me know , and I will send you the coupon code. That is $15.00 
total savings  off the workshop price :))
Blessings , and have a wonderful weekend,
I will be back on Monday with a giveaway :)))



Mar 11, 2013

Rainy Monday , Off my Workshbench with a Secret Fun Tip!

 Rainy , Rainy Monday .
Not so great for photos ,
but I am not going to complain at all
as it is supposedly going to hit 50 degrees  today.

This pair is fresh off the workbench. Some more of my little enameled house shaped doohickys
added to them.


































I call them my dr. seuss  house shaped doohickys.
But, look at the  crimped copper in the back. This tickled me to death!
Shari, do you have this??:
Wonderful Microfold Break $149.00 as most of us  know you are a complete Rio Grande.com junkie?
No, my friends it is not. Let me tell you a secret now....
 It is an old scrapbooking paper crimper that I used one time on Reagan's birth announcements
(she's 11) lol .  It worked awsomely!
Mind you it will probably only work well on 28-30 ish gauges . I know I got it at Michaels a million
years ago. It does have metal rollers on it, even though the rest is plastic frame. So , I was
pretty sure it would work on a light gauge metal. Beats $149.00 
(for now anyway).  Of course afterwords I had to punch it ,hammer it,
patina ,and wax it a couple different ways . But ,you can see the crimps are in there.
  So, if you have one stuffed away in your supplies
long forgotten go try it!    

One more pair that I have actually had for a while , and haven't gotten
around to listing .  

The listing is up in the Etsy store for the pewter/tin for the "fly " workshop 
participants :)
6 more days to use the 10.00 off + 5.00 newsletter subscribers = 15.00 off
"Fly" workshop price!
The earrings will be up here in just a bit.
Blessings,