Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Artisans Open Market Auction-Trunk Show

 Bidding auction show of my lampwork beads and jewelry. 
Here is the link~
 
                      Artisans Open Market Nov 1 - Nov 3rd  2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kalmbach's Bead Soup Party -

In honor of Lori Anderson's new book Bead Soup, Kalmbach decided to have a bead soup party. I signed up and hoped I'd be one of the lucky artists chosen to participate. Plus, I 'd like a chance to win some of their cool prizes. They organized retail bead stores to donate some bead soups.
One by one I saw postings of other artists who received their packages. Then the day came when I saw the "famous" brown envelope in my mailbox. I was so excited to find out I was paired with YourBeadingHeart  located in Irwin, PA . 
Here is the necklace I created with my Kalmbach Bead Soup from Your Beading Heart!  I've added some of my handmade lampwork glass beads for a unique and personal look.  Check out their website at http://www.yourbeadingheart.net
Thank you ! I took a picture of the "before and "after" for you to enjoy.
(Winners for prizes will be picked the end of November...Yay ! )

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Who remembers Big Purple Barney the Tyrannosaurus Rex?

The theme for this highlight at the Handmade Artists Shop was PURPLE and I've chosen some beautiful items from the artists who sell there. Visit here https://handmadeartists.com/highlights

HHC#16 Who remembers Big Barney the Dinosaur?Created by brooklynbeadgoddess


Grape Silver Mist Refashioned Sweater JacketLavender LapghanCatie Cole Designs Little Bird PurseLavender Crochet Satin Fabric Lined Clutch with Key Fobrelaxing lavender sugar body scrubLarge Purple Ceramic Mugs  Set of 2
Diptych abstract giclee on canvas 24x48 Ice Dragon
Large Purple Flower, hair, purse, corsage, pin, clip, barrette, comb
Fingerless Gloves in Purple
It's better handmade . https://handmadeartists.com/

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Handcrafted Glass Earrings Handmade Lampwork Beads

 I made these glass beads in a lovely orange-red and added some intricate work with periwinkle,white and a hint of purple. I usually hold my breath so I don't shake when I'm applying the glass.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Featured Artist Handmade Artists Shop Thunder Rose Leather

  Handmade Artists Blog Ring ~ Featured Artist ~


   This is the place to shop if you are looking for quality workmanship. Take a look at this handcrafted leather handbag. Look at that beadwork. Wow! I love the fine detail. 



I just love this tote


  Everything in their shop at Handmade Artists is made to order. If you would like a custom designed leather handbag just send us them a message.

Handcrafted Leather Handbags and Beadwork

Thunder Rose Leather 





Aren't these baby moccasins adorable?

Find these items and more :
 handmadeartists.com/shop/thunderroseleather

 

Handmade Artists Shop Featured Artist: Yankee Burrow Creations

Handmade Artists Blog Ring ~ Featured Artist ~ 

Yankee Burrow Creations


Check out this wonderful shop if you are looking for unique and handcrafted home decor. Crochet blankets, painted wall art, children's toys, and holiday decorations for every season. They also carry keepsakes for your special wedding day.

Here is my favorite item. I just love this lime green and turquoise striped fun fur accent pillow.
 You can find them here https://handmadeartists.com/shop/yankeeburrowcreations

Or follow them on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/yankeeburrow.

They also have a fan page on facebook http://www.facebook.com/yankeeburrowcreations.

And on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/yankeeburrowcreations

Winner has been picked ~ Handmade Artists

Have you heard?

UPDATE: WINNER HAS BEEN PICKED
in response to timothyadamdesigns:
Handmade Artists’ (HA) has been kind enough to offer a free shop for life giveaway to our Handmadeology members
Just thought I'd let everyone know Tim has picked a winner! Anita and Fiona! I've emailed both and have already heard back from Anita. This was a great contest, are planning a couple of more giveaways in the near future so keep your eyes open. Anyway thank so much for all the comments and entries it truly warmed our heart to see such support. Hope to you see you guys on Handmade Artists'. Thanks again, Andrew 
Congrats to you!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This bracelet is going to San Francisco, California

One of my favorite bracelets sold this weekend from my store online. 
 Handmade lampwork glass beads full of color and fun. 
Enjoy  and thank you for your support!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I made these glass beads myself...

 Lampwork / Flamework Glass Beads make this bracelet simply beautiful.

I really love the way all these colors work so well together. Reds, browns, greens, oranges, black and white.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ribbed Bicone Lampwork Handmade Bead Earrings

 Flamework glass beads.

I handmade these wonderful swirls of blue and turquoise beads myself by melting glass in a torch flame. See my "About Making Beads " section in the toolbar for pictures of me making beads and more information about the art of lampworking.


Handmade Artists Shop

Crows are now considered to be among the world's most intelligent animals.

Some of the many vocalizations that crows make are a "Koww", usually echoed back and forth between birds, a series of "Kowws" in discrete units, a long caw followed by a series of short caws (usually made when a bird takes off from a perch), an echo-like "eh-aw" sound, and more. 
From Wikipedia

Monday, October 8, 2012

Win a Free Shop for Life Givaway on Handmade Artists

Have you heard?

UPDATE: WINNER HAS BEEN PICKED
in response to timothyadamdesigns:
Handmade Artists’ (HA) has been kind enough to offer a free shop for life giveaway to our Handmadeology members
Just thought I'd let everyone know Tim has picked a winner! Anita and Fiona! I've emailed both and have already heard back from Anita. This was a great contest, are planning a couple of more giveaways in the near future so keep your eyes open. Anyway thank so much for all the comments and entries it truly warmed our heart to see such support. Hope to you see you guys on Handmade Artists'. Thanks again, Andrew
handmade-artists giveaway
Free Shop for Life Giveaway on Handmade Artists
Handmade Artists’ (HA) has been kind enough to offer a free shop for life giveaway to our Handmadeology members. The venue has been around for 3 years as a forum added a shop 2 years ago. The site only allows handmade goods by the artists, no resellers or mass produced sellers are allowed. HA was created by a husband and wife team, Kimberly and Andrew Kitchen. They started selling on Etsy in 2006 and hung around for a couple of years until the resellers got the best of Etsy and decided to leave and start their own venture for handmade artists only. Thus HA was born and they have never looked back. The site keeps a simple fee structure of $5.00 a month or $50.00 a year, that’s it, no commissions or listing fees are charged. Although HA is small compared to their big brothers Etsy and Artfire, the site is up and coming and growing daily.
To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post and like, tweet or pin this post, the winner will be picked in one week on 10/13/2012

http://www.handmadeology.com/free-shop-for-life-giveaway-on-handmade-artists/

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brooklyn Bead Goddess Handmade Artists Shop. Handcrafted Glass Beads.



Handmade glass lampwork beads in pink and white. Each lampwork glass bead is made one at a time by melting glass on a steel rod in a torch flame. Wearable Art made by an artist. I loaded this piece with sparkling swarovski crystals and a sterling silver toggle clasp to finish. Totally beautiful ~

 
https://handmadeartists.com/


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Knit Quilt Sew is a great boutique for some unique gifts.

 Looking for some great gift ideas?  Check out Sandi Levy
 at iKnitQuiltSew



 She has a beautiful boutique for mom and baby at affordable prices. Specializes in baby art quilts (handmade and hand quilted), handmade rag dolls and teddy bears, and baby and ladies knits. All items are designed and crafted by hand. Custom orders are welcome too. Here is her link ~
https://handmadeartists.com/shop/iKnitQuiltSew

It's allergy season for me but maybe this will help.

 Another great idea:
 Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila – you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream.







 Here is the recipe link 

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Sugar-Cookie-Bowls

Purple flowers in my garden .