Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Yummy candy bracelets...

Do these look good enough to eat? These bracelets were made from beads that I got for a steal! A huge ziploc bag full of them for $1. I strung them on elastic and added some cute coordinating ribbon. They remind me of hard candy.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Winged heart

This is another item I finished yesterday. Can you tell I love necklaces? This one has a hammered copper heart with nickel silver rings. I joined the two with rivets that I made by hand. I etched the wings and bent them to give them texture and dimension. If you click on the title to this post or my previous one it will take you right to my etsy shop.

Something sparkly!

Well it seems like ages since I have had a chance to add a post so today I'm happy I got one done. I have been so busy with work that there has just not been any time! I am showing off my latest creation. It's a necklace I made. The top heart is made of nickel silver with a crown etched onto it and then accented with swarovski rhinestones. The second heart is made of brass and has french script etched into it. I have already sold eight of them! I have one listed in my etsy shop just click on the link above. I have been up late every night after the kids are in bed making them but it's very therapeutic.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Well I am constantly on the lookout for theme ideas and spring and Easter are easy! I made these egg shaped soaps they are lightly scented and I tinted them to look sort of like robin's eggs. Then I used brown and cream colored crinkly paper to look like a nest and packaged them in cellophane bags tied with raffia. I am using them at Nordstrom which is my main store right now for work (fragrance rep). I am really happy with how they turned out. I will probably drop a couple off for my friends too. Here are the basic supplies needed and steps:

White glycerin melt and pour soap block
plastic microwave safe container
blue soap coloring
green soap coloring
desired soap scent
egg shaped mold, I used a plastic deviled egg serving tray that I got at Joann's they are on sale right now
baking pan spray (like PAM) to help your soaps release

break up your block to the amount you want to work with. Heat in microwave for about 30 seconds and then 15-30 seconds intervals after that until melted. Add blue coloring and green coloring and stir until desired color is achieved. Add soap scent.
Pour into the mold that has been lightly sprayed with pan spray. Let soaps cure about an hour so they are really hard. Pop out or use a thin knife to loosen around the sides and then pop out.

Package as desired.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Pretty Spring Purse

So I have had this tutorial printed for months and I finally got it together and decided to make a cute purse. I change purses all the time and I was getting frustrated that none we really working out so I finally realized I need to make one. Plus I have such a purse fetish I might as well be able to make my own or I would be tempted to spend a fortune. I developed the pattern myself and I plan on posting it as soon as I make another one which I promise will be soon. They whip up so quickly I was amazed and there is no complicated sewing just straight lines. It really couldn't be simpler. Here's a pic I hope you love it.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Coloring activity

Crayon holder & activity book

So this is a project that I completed this morning to use for church today and I am so happy with the results. My friend found a link to make this roll up crayon holder, I am adding the link above but will making more with a slight alteration to the pattern because I want it to be slightly larger because I want it to carry the larger sized crayons. Where the pattern directs you to cut 2 pieces of fabric 11x5 inches, I recommend cutting them 11x6 inches. Then on the felt piece cut it 11x 4 inches instead of 11x3 otherwise the instructions are the same this will just give you a slightly larger crayon holder. In addition to the crayon holder I printed some pictures of Transformers and some gospel related pictures and had them laminated. I then trimmed those down and put them on a key ring with some cute ribbon. Lastly, I added a piece of felt so that my son could wipe off the pictures and color them over and over again and everything stays together. To add the felt cloth put an eyelet in it so that it doesn't tear and add it to the key ring. This worked like a charm we had such a nice quiet Sacrament meeting. I will gradually add more pictures to keep it interesting. Just the paste this link into your web browser to get the full instructions and then make either size according to your preference.