here's a how-to on making the pins... as well as what not to do O:) I threw fire in there for fun, actually :P if you're going to intentionally set the plastic on fire (it does make nifty looking pin toppers, too) do it outside! I have ash floating around my bathroom still.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Galveston sea glass I beach combed for, silver, and wire wrapped faceted crystals.
the teardrops reminds me of the wistful feeling I get on the last day of vacation when I'm looking at the treasures I've found in the sand and wishing I didn't have to go home yet.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
sanded and stripped down the store-bought nutcracker
sometime between Sep & Oct. (yes... it's a big gap, shaddup)
painted him a solid white and stared at my blank canvas for a while
finally picked out a beautiful Japanese paper for his "clothes"
painted his legs and... mouth knocker-thing. I really should know what that's called
painted his shoes and faux marbled his pedestal
painted his head and gold trim, and cut out a pattern for the paper to put on his arms and torso
I don't remember how I did them, so once again, going from no pattern other than my foot - don't ask how I did them 'cause I dunno ;) - I whipped these up.
I used 4 strands of a natural bamboo yarn. I think I like it and would probably use it again.
even made the buttons from polymer clay and metal buttons I found in my craft closet.