Jan 11, 2014

Gathering Day 2 is Up !

 Here is the offering for Gathering Day 2
To everyone who has signed up for the 
"Encaustics and Metal Journal
The Journey Begins ... " Workshop 
and today,
 Woot ,Woot ! So excited you will be
 joining us. 
My offering is a little late today ,trying to stay on top of emails,
 and welcomes :). I had better get a jump start tomorrow !
I will surprise you with the theme.
Today we have 
 3 spoons will hold charms for you,
3 industrial charms just happen spell N E W.
etched brass charms we have them galore,

some for earrings , and pendants, and bracelets and more!

4 bullets , I've etched them there ready for you,

Large Fleur Des lis pendant ,a heavy one too!

3 CLock parts, 2 clock shells, they make a great shadow box,
2 old keys one new key I wish i had locks.

4 cuff inks, 2 brass thingies not sure what they're for ,

2 buckles , 2 bezels, and pocket watch core.

3 hearts are together as should be the way,
there's still some more there, but I'm out of rhymes for today!
Thank You!

Click on the photo above to go to the Etsy listing.
See yesterdays post for details about the new workshop 
and registration sale.

Jan 10, 2014

All New 2014 Online Workshop!

 There once was a house....

Some are built with straw , 
some with  sticks, 
and bricks. 
This one was built with metal ,
and what?
I am so over the top excited to share my new online workshop for 
Enaustic and  Metal Journal ,
The Journey Begins.....
We will build this assemblage cover with 
no solder ,
no glue. 
We're- Going- All- In.

 Oh, the wonderful textures! 
And I will show you how to get them , 
without spending a bunch of money on special tools. 
Putting on,
 taking off, 
we will be exploring 
many different ways to get SUPER Fun textures,
 and Gorgeous rich, deep , patinas on both the metals and encaustics, 
combined together to
create a journal worthy of antiquitous distinction !
(yes I did make that word up :)

And, who lived inside  this lovely house?
I will help you discover your house's story, as we  
dive into more encaustic exploration on  such oober fun substrates for our pages!
I am just chomping at the bit to get this party started can you tell ? :)
Your completed journal will tell a complete visual ,and archival history of everyone
who lived within your house, As you include artifacts, and relics , along with written word. All 
while exploring the huge magic  of what you can create using encaustics to create wonderful collage and assemblages .   I will also be showing how to 
add  the appearance  of 100 years to some new items for instant artifacts!

 The journey all begins on  
March 21!
The Special Deal..
For this weeks introduction, 
I am having a 
" super special early bird special "
for one week only 
the workshop price will be just
50.00 !
After that it will be a pre bird special of 59.00 for the remainder of the month of Jan . 
The  class will then go to its regular purchase  price of 


 I have all the details for the workshop on the "Online Workshops" tab at the top of this page.
To celebrate,
 I will be having a 
"Gathered Histories Deal of the Day " 
every day for the next week where I will collect a ridiculous amount of treasure and goodies into one collected lot of "relics" for you to use in your artwork.
 Just one per day, 
for one week only . 
I will post a photo here with a link to it on my Etsy listing. 

Thank you !

did I mention a ridiculous amount of goodies?
I feel like I should write one of those poems from the "eye spy "books to go 
with this pic. 

I got a little carried away with no theme really today . Just lots of gathering .

I will try to have themes for the rest of the week for you.
First come , only one available ! 
Click photo below for etsy listing

Blessings to you, and if you are new to my blog 
 and know that you can reach me any time via email at
with questions about any of my workshops :)

Jan 6, 2014

Store is Stocked Full With Goodies To Play With !

 What was I thinking? 
Slowing down lasted exactly 2  1/2 seconds 
until I figured out that I could solder 
with my right hand, and a few other things !
Everything is quite a bit slower, as I feel like I am doing everything backwards, 
when in reality my normal way is exactly backwards as a lefty :)

So what did I do in my  bit of down time?
I absolutely LOADED
 the Etsy store full of goodies and supplies  to play with , and 
add to your own creations!
 So much fun stuff.
 handmade focal pieces, 
broken china focals ...
and I'm still loading :)
 These have such a wonderful porcelain feel to them .
Made from resin clay.
Oh, and here is what I was soldering . 
I haven't really had the urge to make jewelry at all ,
since all of my best pieces were stolen a few months ago. I wasn't dwelling, or pouting,
it just seemed like such an incredible amount of time was wasted , and not having
the gratification in the end that someone was enjoying the piece you created.  I just didn't feel like doing more.
 this week anyhow.  

as soon as I thought 
"oh, wait I can't do that ,"
 I suddenly had the overwhelming urge
 to torch 
and solder
 Not quite there yet, 
but here are a few diddies 
I did manage to assemble . 
 I have had these beautiful  vintage china birds I cut  for myself
quite some time ago, and just hadn't found the right projects for them .
I also did the beads made from vintage tin quite a while back , and they too 
have been waiting for a project.
 This one is quite a large focal piece.

 Definitely a statement necklace. 

These are little vintage salvaged 
gals great for assemblage pieces, as the top of  their heads are hollow! 
SO fun !
blessings ,