Archive for August, 2009

A Touch of Fall

Friday, August 28th, 2009

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It always amazes me where inspiration comes from. I’ve had this strand of beads for a couple of years — I periodically take it out, look at it, lay it on my desk and them put it back in the stash pile. To tell the truth, I’ve had them so long I’m not really sure what kind they are any more.

And yesterday when I was browsing at Book World in Janesville  I saw an article by Jane Konkel of Bead Style magazine. She had used Roman Glass to create necklace. And I thought — Hey, that would work with those beads I keep putting back in the stash pile. I used these lovely shimmering seed beads as an accent along with the clay pendant that I have had for a couple years also.

If you would like to purchase it now, please cllick on the following link to my Artfire store.

Little Works of Art

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

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I’ve really been trying to keep my blog updated and I haven’t done very well lately. But I’ve been having a wonderful time creating little works of art – such as the bracelet pictured above. Like my other chainmaille pieces, I made the rings and cut them with my lovely little Dremel ~~ mine, not my hubby’s. I have him the 54 attachments that came with it.

Other online friends of mine has been busy making little works of art also.

Kelly of Freshly Crafted by Macaroni and Glue creates wonderful paper crafts. This particular shop of Kelly’s features eco-friendly products. If you’re in the market for custom invitations please check her out.

Susie of  Soapy Pleasures has created soaps are enriched with a finest blend of moisturizing sweet
almond oil, jojoba oil and Vitamin E, and some of them have additional
natural ingredients that are beneficial for your skin. These great soaps make a wonderful gift for anyone on your list — and it’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas — although I hate to say that out loud in front of too many people right now.

Art Loop 2009

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

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I had really expected to write today about the Tallman House Art Show. Unfortunately, things happened and the show was canceled for the year. Thank heavens, Alicia of Raven’s Wish in Janesville stepped up and quickly organized her thoughts about having an Art Tour in Janesville. She had even discussed the subject with some of the artists at her gallery. In a matter of about 3 weeks, she got the artists, advertising – print and radio, and locations for all of us to be. Working with other independent store owners in Janesville who provided space, Alicia really pulled it all together.

Coupled with the fact that Janesville has a really high unemployment rate right now along with a brand new Art Tour  I was curious how it would go. It started a touch slow as we all expected. But people starting arriving and the game was afoot! I questioned a lot of my customers – do you normally attend the Tallman House Show, are you having a good time, would you do this again? They all agreed it was a great thing and most of them were Tallman Supporters. And we were so glad that the banners Alicia put it helped draw in folks who were just ‘driving by and saw the art sign’ – we’re having a wonderful time’.

Pictured above is one of the bracelets that I sold yesterday — it’s not a great picture but it is a beautiful bracelet and I hope it brings a lot of joy to the lady who purchased it.