Friday, August 29, 2008
It's the end of August and my blog has been missing one last post. Where did this month go? I couldn't let the month go by without mentioning this month's August issue of Simply Beads. It has been on the stands for a while now. I'm finally getting around to blogging about a particular article. It's called "The New Face of Polymer Clay". It's written by Heather Powers and Molly Schaller (former editor of Simply Beads,). Anyway, Heather had highlighted one of my beads in her blog and Molly spotted it and contacted me about the article. They showcased 8 polymer clay artists along with their work and I was fortunate to be among this talented group. So, if you haven't gotten yourself a copy yet, check it out and see what they had to say about "The New Face of Polymer Clay!"
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Gadzukes, she's done it again! Go to her site and see her new bracelets!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Here's just a few of my choices. Kind of hard to make a decision . . .
I'm giving my readers a head's up. At 12:00 noon E.S.T. I will be purchasing two items. If you love her work as much as me, it would be a good idea to watch for her 298th and 299th purchase go through. Have your fingers on those buttons - it's a dog eat dog world out there. That's my plan anyway. I hope noone else has this same idea!!!
Monday, August 18, 2008
And speaking of which, I thought I would do something a little different today. I took a macro picture from flickr of a flower (first photo). I uploaded that picture into Kaleidoscope Kreator 2.0 (where you can get a free trial evaluation). But because this is a free trial, there is a watermark on all the pictures I've created. The first picture I used the circle template.
The next two pictures I used the star template and the sun template. The program has a number of other patterns you can choose from. You can then flip them vertically and horizontally as well.
Here's another example. This time, I used one of my beads. The next photo is the result of using the lotus (16) template.
The following photo is the quilter's star (16) vertically flipped and the last is the sun rays (16) vertically flipped. Cool, huh? Lots of options - go ahead, play!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
This week, my free shipping Item Of The Week is a necklace I call "Snow Geese". For more information, click here.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
So, don't you want to see more? Me too - that's why I clicked here!
Friday, August 8, 2008
I don't know if you've noticed or not, by I have yet another addition to my sidebar. I am now officially a member of the BAO team on Etsy. Here's what the BAO is about:
"The Bead Art Originals (BAO) street team has been created to promote the art of its invited members. BAO includes both creators of art beads and creators of beadwoven art. The team's focus is on the business and artistic growth of its members through on and off-Etsy promotion of the team, its activities, and individual members' achievements."
My invitation to this group came from SandFibers (was I thrilled)! I have always been a fan of her work as well as a number of others in the group. So for me, it was a no-brainer. They have many things in store for the days to come including a newsletter. There is a BAO website as well as a blog. I'm sure you'll recognize a number of artists! Here's a quick list.
SandFibers (Carol Dean)
So visit the sights often to see what these talented group of artists are up to!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Because each one needed to be shaped like a cabachon (domed), I needed to separate them. Again, using a sharpie, I drew directly on the inside layer with a sharpie.
Again, using my jeweler's saw, I separated
some heavy duty sand paper and filed.
And that was it. The top veneers were added, sanded, and strung!