Saturday, February 26, 2011

isewcute has been working on many custom resin jewelry items lately

London Beauty Queen contacted me through my etsy about doing a unique item for them based on another custom heart I'd made for a girl who loves makeup & fashion.
This piece has their hame surrounded by stars, lipstick, lips, the union jack flag & a London double decker tour bus.
It has oodles of various red glitters mixed in to make the design pop. There's so much depth to this piece.
I'm so thrilled & excited about this pendant!

I just have to share this one even though it's one I did at the end of last year, because it's one of my favorites I've made so far...for a friend who loves to stitch.
I cross stitched the heart pattern & embedded it within the piece, then surrounded it with all kinds of glitter & heart shaped sparkles!
It was a lot of fun to experiment with & a real challenge keep the bubbles to a minimum. They kept appearing within the fabric, but in the end it came out amazing!

This piece is for a special friend of mine who wanted something specific to show her school pride.
I sculpted the icon & glittered it, then embedded it within the resin & tossed in a dash of various glitters & filled it with a gold leaf type of flake glitter.
It's incredibly sparkly in all kinds of light!

Here we have 2 different charm bracelets that were custom orders for folks who are loving my original initial hearts & rainbow candy sprinkles name necklaces.
I may have to make these available in the shop if I have enough requests for them.

I always have fun mixing & blending different glitters to make a rainbow effect within my resin heart necklaces. This one has a bit of a tie dye look with all the bright glitter going around the pendant.
I do have several glitter hearts ready made in the shop available right now for purchase.

There are a few pieces in the works right now, but I can surely do more!

If you're interested in one of a kind unique resin jewelry, please send me a message through my etsy shop & I'll work with you to make you something fabulous!
Prices are comparable to other items in the shop based on size & materials.
Custom orders are my favorite!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Bit of Random...

We have cabin fever here big time...

Today was a 'snow day' for the no school...

We can't wait for spring.

How about you? What are you doing to keep warm & pass the time?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Making A Sick Child Smile With a Mason Jar of Fallen Stars

I like looking on the bright side of things way more than dwelling in negativity, however it is sometimes difficult when life throws you those unexpected curves.

My babygirl hasn't been well all winter long it seems. We have undergone a bunch of tests & hope to have some answers this week. A prayer has been answered already in that she doesn't have something I was very concerned about. Once we do find out what is going on, we can then move forward on the road to wellness. Like any mom, I'd do anything to make her feel better. Necessity is the mother of invention!

I thought to take her mind off her discomforts as she's drifting off to dreamland this evening, she might enjoy watching a twinkling jar of stars flickering from her makeshift bedside table.

Best idea I've had all day!

The stars are handcast clear resin with a sprinkling of glitter tossed into a jelly jar along with one of those little battery operated tealights! Voila! Almost instant magic!

She fell asleep in about 2 minutes without worries of monsters!

I think we'll be using the star jar even when she's well!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Cookies... Hearts and Dogs ...for Puppy Love!

One of my favorite things about Valentines Day is our family's tradition of making heart shaped sugar cookies together!
What's sweeter than baking and eating cookies with your kids after all? I'm hoping they'll look back on this tradition fondly.
I think I like doing the Valentine cookies even better than making Christmas cookies, because there's less pressure, stress, and we can really just take our time & enjoy the moment.
This year we added dog shapes to the mix because they'll be representative of 'puppy love'...and mom just needed an excuse to use her cute doggie cookie cutters!

Stay sweet & have a Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A preschooler's breakfast dream come true! They Like Them...Green Eggs and Ham!!!

We are celebrating a milestone at my house. My boy can read! Inspiration came from the latest bedtime story... so I made a promise to cook him green eggs and ham for breakfast.

Mommy thinks this looks pretty gross...but babygirl thinks it just looks pretty!
I colored the ham with liquid food coloring dripped into a sandwich bag & just mooshed the color around until it was covered completely. For the eggs, I tried to make a hole in the shell & drip color in ...which didn't work. I settled on dripping color over the yolks & letting it run down into the whites...where I mixed it a bit with a fork.

I haven't seen smiles this big in the morning in a long, long time!

I can't believe they cleaned their plates!

Felted Bead Charm Bracelet for Craftster Swap

Hello crafty peeps!

Been awhile since I shared a craftster swap project.
This is a bracelet I made based on an item from my swap partner's wist. I'd never worked with felted beads before, and it was a fun challenge for me to use such a soft, squishy medium after being used to working with resin in my jewelry crafting.

Luckily I found a fantastic supplier on etsy "Macieslacies" for the felted I didn't have to attempt that part on my own...thank goodness, because I'm sure I'd have botched it somehow!

I searched for a local supplier & was thrilled that macieslacies was here in Ohio, because she had exactly what I was looking for & due to the time limit on the swap, I didn't want to have to wait too long for the beads to arrive.

Barbara was a joy to work with & set up a special custom listing for me right away...even with me bothering her during the busy holiday season!
I now have her shop bookmarked for more felted bead supply orders & you should see all the gorgeous colors she has available right now!

I think it would be great fun to make necklaces & earrings for gifts ...yep, I'm already thinking about crafting for Mother's Day & birthdays!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Necessity is the Mother...

I've been worried about my kids because this winter has not been the best one for our family healthwise.
With the dryness of winter air & constantly breathing through our mouths rather than our noses due to a cold, we've been going through a lot of lip balm to keep from getting chapped.
My 4 year old girl loves lip balm so much that she practically goes through an entire tube in a day or two...which has had me extremely concerned.
I've thought to myself, "What's in this stuff?"

Deciphering the label on the tube she'd been using most recently, it's practically Greek to me, so I get the idea that maybe I could mix up something here at home with all natural ingredients.
I found a lot of info on how to go about making it from various websites such as craftster & blogs. Armed with the info, I set about ordering supplies & was lucky enough to find most of the supplies I wanted locally & the rest were easily found on etsy!
This morning I whipped up a batch & experimented with various flavors...and my house smells just like I'd made Grandma's Christmas candy!

The lip balms turned out fantastic! They glide on smooth, moisturize well, and taste fabulous! One little batch made so many, that I'm sharing with friends & family. Something this good is hard to keep all to myself!