Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fairy Garden to go....

 I needed a costume or something fun to wear for the LasCruces Comicon in September that I am vending at so I made a wearable fairy garden.

I love those little felt top hats I have been seeing all over Pinterest and Etsy so I ordered some hats and bought a new "super hot" (ouch) glue gun and got to work. I made tiny mushrooms and flowers to go with my little door and they all turned out so darn cute. It looks heavy but it is not and stays put with two hair clips glued on the bottom. I may start selling the little clay pieces as craft supplies after I get these shows finished and I have some time for experimenting. The finished hat is 4.5" wide and about 3.5" tall so it is a miniature wonderland.

It was a lot of fun to put together and now I can take my Fairy Garden with me.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wrap it up...

Wrap it up.... wrap bracelets with beautiful silk ribbons.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May the 4th be with you... Geek day at my house.

This is why I love my family soooo much! Who else will joust with you to celebrate "Star Wars Day" which is May the 4th "be with you". We celebrate each year by doing something geeky that we love. We spent all day Saturday making shields and painting plastic helmets to look medieval. We also had an archery contest and a sword battle. ( Using all foam weapons of course). Then we feasted on roasted chickens and veggies. It was a GOOD day!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Art Nouveau Pansies

I have not made these for quite awhile but I am looking at all of the beautiful spring flowers and they inspired me.

I started making the brass paired with clay in 2007 after going through my bead stash and finding tons of brass stampings that I had bought for another project. I love the antique quality that the brass components add to the look.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dragon Mode....

Lovely Lavender

Terrific Tangerine

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sugar Skulls

I was asked to make a sugar skull by a friend of mine and I have wanted to do one for some time so it was a great motivator to try one.
They are very popular where I live bordering Mexico. The belief is that on October 31, the gates of heaven are opened at midnight and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. Sugar skulls represent a departed soul and are placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. They are made from sugar in a traditional folk art style.  Here is a wonderful site with the history and information on Day of the Dead and Sugar Skulls.