Category Archives: Crafting

New Pieces On Artfire!

Kaleidoscope Pendant

 

I have An Artfire Site where you cannot only see the things I am making, but purchase them. 
Tina and Marie have been encouraging me to get going for some time now.  I am a slow starter. 
The above pendant is just on of the items available to you. 
There are crosses and hinged pendants and other Kaleidoscope pieces.
You may just find something you can’t live without!
Please check it out and tell your friends.
I am always available to make special orders.  I plan on making beads and canes for use in your pieces too. 
Thank you for looking it over.  Let me know what you think!  -K 

 

 

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Guest Teacher at The Bouncing Bead

This should be fun! I am going to have a steampunk class at The Bouncing Bead. It’s a great bead store in La Mesa, CA. I shop there more than my hubby knows…shhh. They have lots of goodies that make me drool. I put up the times and dates for this under the tab Events/Classes.

 

Here’s what we’re going to be doing. A little clay, some steampunky stuff…

They have so many cool things to play with…. wheeeeeee! – T

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Easter Is Near!

Easter Cross

 

I have been working on lots of things.  Easter is just around the corner and I came up with this pattern for a spring colored cross.  You can add your own bail or chain. 

It is fun getting out of the darker colors and into some bright and cheery ones for a change!

I should be out working on my yard.  But I guess I will leave that to the bunny who has been making it home all winter…. -K

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The Versatile Blogger Award!

 

Wow !  Thanks a bunch E.C.  Look what we got a “Versatile Blogger Award”!  That is very nice for you to think of us.  We like making stuff up and posting it for the world to see, or at least those of you who read our blog.

We are supposed to post 7 Random facts about us.

1. I have kissed my cat on the lips.  – Tina

2. I will cry watching sad movies even if they are animated. – Tina

3. I am a chronic license plate reader. It will bug me if I can’t figure that personalized one out. – Tina

4. I Would like to know why people think holding their cell phones away from their ears while driving  think it is using their phone “Hands Free”? – Kelly

5. I sometimes find myself getting excited by thinking I can have certain foods, cus I am now an adult and I don’t have to have my Mom’s permission. – Kelly

6. I grew up in Wyoming.  We all thought it was the Midwest.  But since I move to California, Wyoming is not considered the midwest. – Kelly

7. Blogging helps keep us on our toes! – Kelly and Tina

Thanks for giving us this award E.C.  We appreciate it!

Check out another blog….  We pass the award to:

http://fimofanatic.wordpress.com/  Charlene  A.Therien  Aka:  CAT  She has a very funny blog and links to all her other fabulous sites.

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Smooth Steampunk

As I have mentioned before, I have a problem with wearing steampunk jewelry that can be lethal. I don’t want to wear  a necklace that may sever my jugular if I turn my head too fast. Yet, I love all the little bit and pieces of antique watches. Now I have them trapped…muahahaha… in a generous coat of resin. Nice and smooth

In the center of this pendant I put a layer of polymer clay with a load of watch parts imbedded then a thick coat of resin. The metal pendant itself I got from Marie Segal. She has so many cool things for sale in her supply store on Etsy, The Hoarders Closet. I bet you could find some treasures too! 

I also got these hair pins from her. These are very easy to work with. Fill them up with what ever you like.

 These two are so smooth that in the picture they pick up the reflection of the patio and the sky! They look better in person.

These finished pieces are for sale in my Etsy shop! – T

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A Beaded Brooch

Inspired by Huichol beaded artwork, I  made some mache boxes. This was a while back in our post “In Huichol Style”. Well, this time I made little brooches. There is just enough room for color in these little pieces, not an elaborate design. Less room to goof up too!

I got these great brooches from one of  Marie’s Etsy stores ” The Hoarder’s Closet” . She has so many cool supplies to make awesome jewelry! If you look under her banner where she says welcome, click on read more, there are her links to her art work and hubby’s store…yada yada. Lots of great stuff!

I think…I need…more…   – Tina

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Zentangle Business Card Holder

Zentangle Cane slices

Here is the business card holder I made using my part of the cane from the group effort of the zentangle cane I showed a week or so ago.  I have been having a bunch of fun making all kind of different things with the cane.  Here you can see I just used two slices of the cane and matched them.  It is applied to a metal card case.  I haven’t decided whether to keep it for myself or give it away…. Hmmmm?   -K

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A Steampunk Bottle Cap Ring

I really like these bottle cap rings from Amate. They are better quality than just the regular caps from craft store, these are silver overlay and look a lot shinier. Ooo, aah…. There is lots of room in the cap to put lots of goodies too! 

Funny thing, in this picture you can’t even see the resin I used. It’s all the way up to the rim! I may have to break down and buy a UV lamp to cure the resin. I am getting a little burned out on running back and forth outside every time I make something. Or even curing only between 11 – 2 (if I’m lucky). I didn’t realize how much of an angle the sun is in the winter and you can’t cure the UV resin outside in the rain either, huh, go figure. Well, that’s what I get for being such a cheapo.

Off to steampunk more goodies!  – T

 

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Have You Tried Zentangle?

Several people from the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild have become, should I say involved with Zentangle.  You may not know that you have been doing it for years…  What is it you ask?  Doodling.  Well there are some guidelines out there, but that is a different post!  Several of us decided that we wanted to try a Zentangle Canes with Polymer Clay.  We decided that we would all use Black and White Premo clay.  We were to  make a cane which was approximately 1″ X 1″ and about 3″ long.  We would bring it to the next guild meeting and I would put them together. in one Zentangle Cane.  We ended up with six people taking part in the cane.  We did not have any idea what each other would be making with the clay.  We just hoped that it would all turn out.  It was very fun to see what each of us came up with.  Here they are….

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Each of the six people will now be able to take a portion of the cane and create something from it.  It will be interesting to see what the all come up with.  -K

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Let Me Show You

Today I think I’m finally back home. It was a long weekend for me, being away and all. I went to CHA (Craft and Hobby Assoc.) Trade Show from early last Saturday to late Monday night! For me, it’s a long time to be away from my family and home. I originally thought I was just going up for a day to help my friend Ellie…HA! As it got closer I found out it was 3 days, 2 nights and at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Plus, I was the one driving!

We were demonstrating what could be done with the products from Amate Studios. Here are a few things I made before we left. It was a lot of fun at the booth showing people from all over the world their findings, glaze and our artwork! Amate Studio’s products made our art look great!

Thank you Armando, Jason and Ellie, I am grateful for having the opportunity and pleasure of working with all of you.  – Tina

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