Monday, February 3, 2014

What a year!!!!

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I posted anything on my blog!  Life has been an absolute roller coaster, let me tell ya.  I, a confirmed bachelorette, got swept away by a man.  We moved in together, bought a restaurant together and I have been one busy girl!  I have to say, it's not what I thought it would be.  It's long hours, a lot of running around, a ton of paperwork and being more organized than I am capable of.  I don't love it, that is for sure.  I miss my time creating.  I haven't made much of anything over the last year.  I miss my jewelry and my furniture painting!  I'm tired all the time.  I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but wow, I really don't know if this is what I want to do.  Even with things leveling off a bit, I really don't care for the business I'm in.

That's all I have to say right now.  All I have time to say.  I'll pop in again soon!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Crushing on Craqueleur

I am totally crushing on Annie Sloan's Craqueleur!!  I am working on a dresser painted in AS Emperor's Silk and using the Craqueleur on the drawers, which are done in AS Pure.  I fell in love with Stiltskin Studios Red Velvet dresser and am kind of spinning off of that.  I can't wait to get it all done with lots of Annie's dark wax over the Emperor's Silk and touches of gold gilding wax!

This crackle is WAY better than the junk that you buy in the craft stores and so easy to use!  

Stay tuned for the dresser completed!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sacred Heart of Mary Necklace

This is one of my favorite pieces that I have ever made!  It turned out so beautifully!  It's now available in my Etsy shop!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

More Religious Necklaces

I finally got a little bit of time to do some serious work on my jewelry.  These are now available in my Etsy shop!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Ready for Resin

I made a bunch of bezels this weekend and now I just have to find time to do a resin pour.  Everybody else has today off for MLK Day, but I am going back to work!!  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Working on Soldering Skills

I have been battling a flu bug, but it hasn't stopped me from soldering.  I hand cut and soldered this bezel and added the brass stampings and a found brass piece to frame it all in.

I am going to add my favorite Madonna and Child image and call it "A Pummeled Heart".  I also have been experimenting with soldering brass stampings and bezel cups.  It has been very difficult.  As soon as the solder gets hot, the pieces want to move all over the place.  I am wondering if there are some sort of clamps I can use to keep them in place.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Religious Necklaces

New items in my Etsy shop!  I finally had some time to sit down and wire wrap some beads!!