Monday, February 27, 2012

Page 18

 Grab your favorite magazine (as long as it's Flea Market Style) and go to page 18....
 Yep. I made those.Go buy some here... Did you know that I do tons of wholesale?
Meanwhile - Justin the Hunter gave me some new bullet casings to experiment with. This one started out silver and while the leaves stayed silver, the etched part is brass. It is beautiful. Go shoot more stuff, Justin!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Etched Casing Pendant

I wore one of the bullet casings last night after turning it into a pendant. Love it. Yes - I'll be making more!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Step One. Etch The Bullets

 I am THRILLED with how these bullets turned out. Now to figure out what to do with them...
 ssssshhh.... these are a Valentine Gift. Swallowtail butterfly wing earrings.
 Three necklaces and a crow.
 Snow Quartz. Flameworked bead.
 Garnets and rough cut agate
Smoky Quartz Choker

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's So Pretty I Can Hardly Stand It

 Admittedly, this post is for my sisters and my children who all live on the West Coast. It really is beautiful here in Nebraska. With all the snow and frost making things sparkle. Look closely and you'll see four Canadian Geese frozen right into the pond. I didn't even shoot them they looked so pretty sitting there. (I've never even shot at a goose - don't anyone go all PETA on me, please)
 I've eaten so many cookies that I couldn't stand to live in beach weather ever again.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Strange Dreams

It was a strange dream she said, and I don't remember a think except it kept my attention the whole time.
 This morning I took a 'painting' (really a print with some gel slapped on it to make it look painterly) I had bought at the local thrift shop and stuck some vinyl letters on it, painted over the top and Voila! Just like on Pinterest - only theirs are much neater....
 The quote is from "Strange Dreams" collected stories and drawings by Brain Andreas. I love his stuff.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gunpowder and Lead

 Sweatshop Baby's Grandpa sent me the nicest gift - some bullet casings. They are absolutely beautiful. I am so excited about incorporating them into jewelry that I've been dreaming about them.
 See the tiny one on the left? That's a .22 long. The bullets I shoot and use to make earrings and bracelets. These are for the Big Boys.
Thank you Terry! You Rock.
"Gunpowder and Lead. That's what little girls are made of."

Friday, February 3, 2012

Playing With Matches

 I like pretty matchboxes, so I just made a tutorial on how to cut and paste. Isn't that sort of rude? Like no one else knows how? Then why did I do it?
 Because I got a new camera and am still learning how to use it.
 And because the Christmas rush is over and sometimes I enjoy playing in my studio instead of working.
 Cool how I ran those antlers right into the letters, eh?
 Paper artists use bones, glass artists use fids.
 Don't those clip art dogs look exactly like Rumple & Scootch?
 If you would like to make your own "Lighten Up" (Lightin' Up) matches, I've included this collage I made for you to use. Only if you want to. You are never obligated...
Have a good weekend. We're supposed to be getting over a foot of snow. So far - it's still just drizzling.