Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tia Dani's Garden

Here is the delightful Popsicle Garden I made for Tia Dani's booksigning at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire (February 8,  9, & 10). We plan to hand out these candy flowers, along with other goodies to those who stop by to say hi. Grin...hopefully...we'll have some book sales as well. Once we have our site set up, I'll take extra pictures and post them here for you to see all our hard work.

I found the garden & flower template on SVGCUTS.COM It came in a kit with other fun items to make. The kit's name is "For My Valentine". If you have a cutting machine and a cutting program that can cut svg files on your computer, you should be able to make this cutie as well. I did tweak it a little to have it look the way I wanted. I added the butterfly and the sign on the side of the fence. The font I used for the sign can be found on, the name is Cupid de Locke

Monday, February 4, 2013

I may be silent, but I'm still creating

I know I haven't been on much, but I have been busy with various projects.
Besides writing fiction, I've bounced between cards, to paper craft projects, to jewelry making.

Today I going to share a few jewelry projects. First is a necklace, bracelet and earring set.

Above is a Green Jasper set. Native Americans see jasper as a magical rain stone and also a powerful healing stone.Ancient Egyptians wore jasper scarabs as amulets as the stone was believed to increase sexual energy. Though it may seem in the picture here as a plain set, when worn against the skin, it is quite beautiful.

This is a crystal set. I am making it for my writing partner, Dani. She wanted a green crystal set. I included clear crystals for contrast, along with silver bead spacers. All I have to do now is size it exactly to her preference.

Normally I keep my jewelry simple, since I prefer simple things. Too elaborate, I'm more or less limited into wearing it.

That's it for now. I promise I'll be back soon. I have several things to show you. Earlier I would have shown you more cards I've made, but I need to write down all the items I used. For that I need to be organized. Whew. That I'm not. Patient, maybe, but organized...nope.