Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mix it Up!

Usually my designs are very linear and patterned. Imagine my surprise when I grabbed a hodgepodge of Swarovski crystals and pearls and strung them together. What beautiful bracelets!

Monday, August 24, 2009

HAF Team Spreading the Love

This week we have a wide variety of featured artists from jewelry to infant clothing to fiber and felt! Please check out these great artists!

Monday 8.24 Virginia Nin - Handmade Art from Puerto Rico

Tuesday 8.25 Unkamengifts

Wednesday 8.26 The Pirate Chest by SisterJewelry

Thursday 8.27 Rose of Sharon Jewelry - AFF Jewelry

Friday 8.28 Artsy Crafty

Saturday 8.29 Artistic Will - Sparkling Glitter Artwork

Sunday 8.30 Fiber Felter by Raven333

Thursday, August 20, 2009

HAF Team Spreading the Love

I'm a little late getting this blog post without further adieu....this week's contestants!

Monday 8.17 Mylingy's Purr-fect Candles

Tuesday 8.18 YukoDesigns

Wednesday 8.19 VictorianFantasy

Thursday 8.20 MakintheBestofIt

Friday 8.21 Christine's Jewelry Box

Saturday 8.22 Shabby Rose Boutique

Sunday 8.23 Suzie's Armoire

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Una Tia Especial - The Remix

Check out this video I made courtesy of Animoto to highlight some of my favorite pieces!

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm featured in the Etsy Top 10!

If you're familiar with Etsy, then you're probably familiar with Tim Adam's Etsy Top 10. Every week, he selects ten items from ten Etsy stores to showcase! Artists clamor for a spot in the top 10....

Well, last week it was my turn!!!!!!!!!!

Tim selected my Volcano Swarovski Rivoli Ring!

If you want to vote to be considered for a spot in the Etsy Top 10, go to Tim's Blog and pick your favorite from last week's Top 10. (No pressure to choose my ring....Hee Hee) and post it in the comment section. He usually also requires a cross comment in an Etsy thread, but that doesn't seem to be the case this week.

The next Etsy Top 10 will be posted August 18th. Enter your shop today!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

HAF Team Spreading the Love

Ta Da! Here are this week's featured stores! Check them out today!

Monday, 8.10 - Crazy but Cute by Andrea Majot

Tuesday, 8.11 - Crafty Pants Carol

Wednesday, 8.12 - Bitsy Creations

Thursday, 8.13 - White Raven Arts

Friday, 8.14 - Foret...Emporium of the Unique

Saturday, 8.15 - Seedlings Bits

Sunday, 8.16 - A Touch of Glass

Saturday, August 8, 2009

To Oxidize or Not To Oxidize???

I've been working with sterling silver for some time now but I only recently learned how to oxidize silver. What a transformation! It really adds depth to the pieces.

Here are a few examples....







What's your preference?

Monday, August 3, 2009

HAF Team Spreading the Love

I'm part of the Handmade Artists Forum's ETSY Street Team and we've taken to selecting one shop every day to promote promote promote!

For fear that real life would get in the way, I've decided to blog the love weekly!

Without further adieu, here are the HAF Etsy Street Team stores for the week of 8/3/2009:

Monday 8.3 - Eclectic Collective Handmade Designs by Roboresa

Tuesday 8.4 - WildWomanCreations

Wednesday 8.5 - Cutie Patootie Beads

Thursday 8.6 - Simply Sugar Designs

Friday 8.7 - Nature's Decor

Saturday 8.8 - All Thangs Old But New 2 U

Sunday 8.9 - Memories in Mosaics

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ring Crazy!

Rings are my new obsession!

They are so versatile and relatively easy to make. The beauty of them is that they can be made with sterling silver or artistic wire and you really can't tell the difference!

Here are three affordable rings I made in less than an hour!

Swarovski Crystal Copper Cosmic Ring

Swarovski Meridan Blue Rivoli Ring

Swarovski Volcano Rivoli Ring