Sunday, March 25, 2007

Etsy Charm Swap

All the charms I received in the mail are below. I listed every one's shop name and links.
Our swap hostess...Glazed and Confuzed
A sterling bracelet and a cute glass ladybug.

Creative Muse
This is a feast for the senses! Ok don't eat it, but the rest.
Colorfully dyed silk ribbon made into a fuschia blossom and .........filled with lavender!
I love this charm and it says a lot b-cuz I don't like PINK!

Fallen Angel Jewelry
Very cute little guy, gecko???? My daughter loves this one.

Luna 2005
Beautiful pale turquoise blue and aluminum charm with bead dangly

No Duplicates
Lives up to her name.....
Paper and glass beads with a brass found object. (maybe from an old clock???)

Mamacita Beadworks
Pewter, I love earthy. Architectural feel, good contrast to the other charms.

Blueberry Jewellery
Very cute and fav colors!

Holly's Rainbow
This charm is made from saltdough. So it is light, and has an earth quality.
This is my name in ancient Ogham alphabet...cooooool.
My kids both love this one.

These are polymer clay that look like stone, small and dangly
OK I thought I'd put my two worst pics together!!!! sorry guys :-(

This is a terrific lightweight polymer heart with an embossed design.

This is a wonderful burgandy polymer clay charm w/ an "X" in braille
My photo wasn't that great.

Elena Mary
A nice heavy charm...with a hemitite sun. I'll put this one in the center of my bracelet.

Squirrel Girl 68
Beautiful amber colored beads!!!

This yummy greean and coppery polymer clay chrms looks great with the one above.

Chickadee Social Club
Two fer one! Yeah!

Nursery Rhyme ATC

Ok I'm finally getting around to post pics of the ATCs I received in the ARTchix Studio Nursery Rhyme swap.

The spinner card ATC is from Christiana Robertson, the little bird one is from Jeri Mihm, the star wand one from Tanya Borchert and finally the Twinkle Star card from Suzie Dufresne. Thanx ladies!!!

I really enjoy doing the swaps, but I have gotten so busy lately. Later I'll post the results from the Etsy charm swap. I have one other chunky book I'm waiting for, but other than that, no swaps for a while!!! Or at least until I see one that looks really fun!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


A few new collages.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Scrabble Charms ---How many points are your intials worth?

My initials are 14 points. I would have thought an "X" would be worth more! I made these little charms today. A little different than others I've seen. They hang at an angle and I lined the holes with tube rivets. I haven't made tube rivets in years and I only cracked 2. Yeah!

I just keep soldering away on my glass charms. Some I will make into necklaces with silk ribbon, beads, and more charms. The others I will sell as loose charms, like the others on Etsy.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Water's a bit deep

Snow melt + Photoshop= Fun

I'm working on more plant themed collages. Maybe I'll call them "foundlings"? A mix of "founders" (IE ancestors) and "seedlings". Still thinking on it.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

March In Wisconsin pt2

A few days later and now it is warm (50). We still have lots of snow on the ground, so the family went out for a big snowball fight! Wow I'm exhausted! The snow is still deep (18") in places but now it is heavy and wet. My sweet hubby decided it was fun to make me his main target. I feel bruised and sore. The kids fav target was my bottom. LOL!
Instead of cocoa, we all wanted cold drinks when were done. Good way to spend a Sat afternoon.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Remodeling in Progress

I am changing a few things on my things might look a bit wonky!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

March in Wisconsin

In our woods

Not a good picture, but look at them!

I love to watch the birds at my feeders. On the worst days, there they are. I know it is a matter of survival to find food everyday. I was outside shoveling, being pelted with bb size hail that hurt! There are those little juncos, doves, cardinals, nuthatches, and chickadees at the feeders. We get a few different woodpeckers also. Thru sleet and snow...they are there. I never get good pics of them though...hard thru the window screen.
The other day I look out and I was invaded by turkeys! There is a large flock living in the woods, but they rarely come into our yard. They must have been very hungry!