I have been collecting old beads for years, hoping to figure out what to do with them. With a little inspiration from the internet, these little vintage baubles have emerged from my "stash". I can't wait to put them to use. My head is spinning with ideas! At first, I created them to be centers for some flowers that I have in the works. Watching them bloom, I can envision them incorporated into some jewelry creations. Ellen and I are getting ready to take our wares out on the road. We have a couple of craft shows scheduled in the next few months, so we're going to be very busy! We'll keep you posted with our latest creations...ENJOY!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
I've really been enjoying Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesdays videos. I know, its not Wednesday...
it doesn't matter...any day can be a day to CREATE!...
hope this inspires you...
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For more inspiration from Donna Downey, the New Signature Series, brought to you by Scrapbook Trends and Northridge Publishing, is featuring Donna and her famous style and her love of creating. You'll find out what fabulous things she has been crafting lately and get loads of ideas for your future projects! The pages are full of stunning photographs, step-by-step instructions, and personal tips. Get ready to be inspired like never before!
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Here's one last picture that Donna posted today on Facebook...painted with PanPastel Colors.
Monday, September 3, 2012
This technique...brought to you by...Papertrey Inks...is sooo cool! They are using some of their coordinating stamp and die sets. This is a trend that we are seeing with a lot of the die companies so you can try this with any that you might have in your stash. But, you might be asking, "What if I don't have any?" Our suggestion would be to use any die shape that compliments your choice of stamp OR you could stamp your clay first and then free hand cut around the image....What are you waiting for?...Watch their video and go give it a try!
Click Here to watch the video => Clay Embellishments With Dies & Stamps