Loom knit and Beaded things

Loom knit and Beaded things
Jewelry, clothing, knitting, beading, experimenting

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Etsy Sale ! happy Fourth of July ****

Sold this on Etsy today, now how do I make it to a post office from my new job? Getting motivated to post more

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What happened since June?

What happened is that I got a new job. Totally unexpected since I was not looking for one.. Thought I would just stay at my job until the house sold and start something creative, never wanting to work in Home Care again. But I like my new job, surprise! I will have to keep working at the creative thing though since hubbie and I got future plans, but until than I will keep pinching myself  and get paychecks. Better paychecks. More money for art supplies :) So I worked on some dog tags. Fun, or as my son says "nifty" and when are you going to sell them. Well, when I have time/energy to take better pictures ofcourse!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Images of dimensional gel items

Put my things on the scanner, which is not as good as regular photos, but after working on ceilings this weekend I was looking for the easy way out. These are the mod pogdge dimensional magic earrings I mentioned in my post last week, and some other random things I am still working on.
The turtles need work, maybe some painting and more coating. The gel took longer to set
today since it is humid in Philly this weekend.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Getting used to the format

I am trying to get used to this blogging, getting myself a nice diary to speak.
Just noticed you can add pictures..

Earrings from my picture creations

So the pictures covered with Magic gel turned out nice and fully cured. I read somewhere that they stay tacky but it is pretty cold in the house again, so maybe that is why they are dry. I wonder if it will change when they get warm or when spring warms up.. But so far so good. Will have to take some pictures coming weekend when I have more time. They are very shiny, maybe I can put them on the scanner.
So I made earrings out of the tree picture pendants. With an attempt to wire wrap, or at least make decent little loops. One earring came out a lot longer than the other so I had to do it again, and I am afraid I mauled the silver colored wire with my little pliers. I know you can protect the tip with some paper tape to prevent the wire from getting beat up and tarnish later on. But I thought this would be quick. Not so, but all done now and I will proudly wear them to work tomorrow. I added some pretty light blue crystals as a dangle from a badly strung bracelet my husband got for me in Taiwan. Contrary to what you might think, he had trouble finding cheap things "made in Taiwan" there. I guess they are all shipped to the rest of the world.
So now I have to re-string the rest of the beads into a necklace.
Tomorrow night I am supposed to go boating on the Schuylkill but it is supposed to rain again. Bummer, we will never get in race shape with all this weather we've been having !

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Playing with Photos and Mod Podge Dimensional gel

After reading a blog about Mod Podge and the new dimensional gel, I got inspired to go to the local craft store and pick up some to play with. My son gave me these mini photos of pygmee monkeys and flamingos. And a bunch of other little pictures of random stuff.
They came out nice so far, but we will have to see how it dries and how it holds up.
I would love to make myself some cool trinkets and maybe put some in the Etsy shop or
Smashing Darling if all goes well.
So many people with inspirational instructions and pictures on the web!
I will have to take some pictures to post soon.