Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jewelry Affaire Trifecta

I never would have bet on having three articles in the Summer issue of Jewelry Affaire, so I do feel like I've just won the trifecta!


New Beginnings

Key To The Past

 A closer look at each piece...


New Beginnings

Key To The Past

The Summer issue of Jewelry Affaire is full of beautiful
and intriguing pieces including a few from my art friends,
It should be hitting the newsstands very shortly!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rock-A-Bye Babies

It seems like just yesterday I was singing lullabies to my babies.
It's hard to imagine that they are turning 31 and 28 in a week.

Time does fly...
My babies have grown into wonderful young men
that I could not be more proud of. But, I do have to admit
that I'm feeling a little sentimental this week thinking about
when they were...well...still babies.
So I thought this would be the perfect time to share this project that I made while I was on the ICE Resin Creative Team last year.


Mixed media assemblage is not something I do often and is a little out of my comfort zone but when I found a rusty old trowel that was partially covered in plaster at the thrift store,
I couldn't resist the urge to alter it!

I covered the trowel with sheet music. By using resin as the glue, it caused the paper to become somewhat transparent allowing the yummy rust and plaster to show through.


I then added loosely bundled twigs to represent branches high up in a tree, a moss nest, and resin coated paper birds and eggs that I found at The Graphics Fairy. I finished it off with a sweet little poem sandwiched between a piece of birch bark and a sheet of mica.

You can find a complete list of supplies
and a tutorial on how I made it here.

This project was featured at
Knick of Time's Tuesday Link Party! :)

Happy Birthday to my wonderful sons!

Sharing with: I Gotta Create!: Wildly Original Link Party, French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday, Funky Junk Interiors: Party Junk, The Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday Party, Knick of Time: Knick of Time Tuesday

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Personalized Photo Paperweight

Looking for an easy and inexpensive gift idea for the kiddos to make for Father's Day?

Here's one...
Let them personalize an inexpensive glass ashtray for Dad to use as a paperweight on his office desk.

Glass ashtrays are usually around $1 or less at the thrift stores, are fairly heavy and make great personalized paper weights when you
add your own special photo of the kids or the entire family!

I cut and glued photos to fit inside the recessed area of a thrifted glass ashtray that is turned upside down.

I then added some words that were printed onto tissue paper and covered it with resin.

You can find the detailed step-by-step instructions
and a complete list of supplies here on my tutorial page.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing with: Too Much Time on My Hands: Get Schooled Saturday, Funky Junk Interiors: Party Junk, Six Sisters Stuff: Strut Your Stuff Party, Happy-Go-Lucky: Create and Share