Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!



And Happy New Year everyone! I've been so busy this month, I'm sorry I haven't updated in so long!
We had a trip to California a few weeks ago for an early Christmas with Ricky's mom and my parents and brother. It was so much fun and I took a ton of photos--I should probably post some, hmmm?
Day after tomorrow we leave for Texas to have Christmas with my family--the temperature's supposed to be in the 70's!! YAY!
I hope everyone's having a great holiday: stay safe, stay warm, and best wishes to you all!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Beads, Buttons, Baubles...


Here's the necklaces I've made recently with all the bits and pieces I've accumulated over the years--glass beads and findings from old broken necklaces, cool buttons, beads that I found in button lots, scraps of felt, buckles, etc, etc.
I made them for myself, mostly because I wanted new jewelry but don't have the money to spend on it! Also, I needed a brown necklace, and another green necklace, and amber is a good neutral color.
I love the pieces made with old Czech glass beads--those beads have such a wonderful quality. And at last a good way to use some of those buttons I've amassed!













Thursday, December 4, 2008

Two New ACEO Prints

Here are two new prints that will go up in the shop on Friday. I sent a batch of four ACEO's away to be printed, but I was really unhappy with two of the resulting prints--the colors were off and the images looked washed out. These turned out well, though--how does that happen?

The Love Letter
2.5 x 3.5 inches




"Medusa Kept Her Snakes Under Her Hat"
2.5 x 3.5 inches


Also, should I have prints made in larger sizes (maybe up to 5 x 7 inches)? It wouldn't be of anything I've printed up to this point--I'd feel like I was cheating because all these are closed editions. Just a thought...