Monday, March 31, 2014

The grass isn't greener on the other side.  It's greener where you water it.  Water carefully.  :)

Happy Crafting, All!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Stained Glass" Pendant Necklace

Today I am sharing a cute little pendant that I played around with.  I call it my "stained glass" pendant, but it isn't glass at just reminds me of it!  The greatest thing about these little pendant trays is that you can do both sides, so no matter which way you string the pendant, or no matter which way it 'flips' when you wear it, it still looks great!  I hope you enjoy!

You'll be able to find this little treasure at:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mini Domino Pendant

Are you like me and craft away at something...go on to a new craft only to return to the previous one weeks or months down the road?  

Well, I told you I was going domino crazy...:) This mini domino pendant is newly listed for sale at:

Also, check out this one-of-a-kind vintage-styled necklace made with native Black Hills copper nuggets here.  Practically weightless!

And don't can find your own native Black Hills copper nuggets for collecting or crafting at:


Friday, March 21, 2014

Resin. What's Your Favorite?

What is your favorite type of resin?  I pulled a box of Envirotex out of my cupboard that I have had for like a million years.  It still seems to work okay....but not for molded pendants.  

Then I found out that there is Envirotex Lite and Easy Clear.  There is also an Envirotex for Jewelry.  Sounds good! The latter two are actually formulated for jewelry purposes. 

However, I have been itching for a time to use Ice Resin.  It is a little more expensive, but the feedback that I have gotten has been amazing.  
I was told both the Ice Resin and the Easy Clear are good for molds. 


What is your favorite type of resin?  Any suggestions are welcome!  If I try them both, I'll let you know.  In the meantime, please share!

Black Hills Rocks for (the only available) native Black Hills copper nuggets found here.

Love that quote.

Don't focus on the person you have overcome.  Focus on the person you are becoming.  

Love that quote.  What's your favorite quote?

We'll find out!

Butterfly Pendants

Hi there!  I am stuck on doing some domino pendants right now....because I ran across some of my dominos while cleaning my craft area.  Isn't that the best part of organizing your crafting space?  

These are not the same type of domino pendant I have made in the past, so I am sort of winging it here.  I am waiting on finding the perfect beads to continue my project, got some touch-ups, need to decide on additions, and then seal.  I also have to drill some holes.  I am sure you probably needed to do that before starting, I said, I winging it.  I sort of learn and figure out things while I go!  

What is your favorite domino art? Go ahead and share some tips!

Thanks for looking...and have a GREAT day!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Domino Art

Hi all!  
Today, I was able to work with Copic Markers for the first time!  I know, where have I been, right? Well, I had asked about them forever ago, but had resisted the urge to try them out since I had been told that: 

1) They are addicting, and 

2) I will love them.  

See what I mean?  Well yep...they were right.  I do love them.  And yes, I will soon be hopelessly addicted.  Anyway, I wanted to show the first step to the Domino Art that I started.  

(Go easy on me...keeping in mind this was my first try!)

I will share photos as it goes along.  Right now I am trying to figure out what kind of sealer I should use with Copic markers on dominos.  If anyone has suggestions, go ahead and let me know!