Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Even More Earrings from Mr. LuckyGirl

My sweetie has been hard at work, he's made over 2 dozen different pairs of earrings for me to photograph and list. Here are just 3 of them, all priced at $16. I'm slowly getting them listed in my Etsy shop, so stop in often to see the wide range of colors and shapes we have. I know there are several mother of pearl pieces, crackle glass in a rainbow of colors, and alabaster spheres that are gorgeous!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kumihimo with Custom Dyed Silk

Earlier this year I ordered some silk thread from Flo at Queen Creek Supply. It was a bit of an adventure: I wanted specific colors, and we had to come up with a color standard that we could both see and that wouldn't be affected by variations in computer monitors. Flo, genius that she is, suggested that I pick out paint samples at a local home improvement store and send her the color numbers. I had so much fun just playing with the little paint cards, it took me nearly a week to decide on colors for the thread.

I love the way the threads turned out! The colors are terrific, not bright or bold, but subdued and elegant. I've braided two kumihimo necklaces so far, one in light and dark green, and one in warm brown and tangerine. I've got a nice lot of colors left to work with, so you can expect more necklaces in the next few months.

I'll be ordering from Flo again, so if you've got a specific color request just let me know. She also dyes a variety of silk ribbons and cords, and I'm anxious to work with something with more bulk than this fine thread. The shop is closed through the rest of this month, but have a look a November--Flo's dyed silk is gorgeous!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New From My Kiln

I had so much fun making this Skulls and Bones Tic-Tac-Toe Game. I've been looking for a good theme for another set, maybe trees? Suggestions--as always--are welcome.

Another bubbly candle holder, this one in cranberry.

And a beautiful incense burner in shades of red and orange.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

And the Winner Is . . .

Comment #94 belongs to Cherdon--congratulations! I've got an email coming your way in just a few minutes.

I loved all the comments. You all had some terrific ideas, and we're busy adding new beads to this style, adding clear plastic backs, and developing a couple of very different styles.