Monday, August 17, 2009

Where Water Comes Down Etsy Shop

I went to my first North Dallas Etsy Team meeting this past Saturday evening. It was great to meet everyone. We had been conversing (since I joined the group several weeks ago) on our yahoo group email list so now I can put a face with a name.

I first learned of the group one Saturday when I was at work and several of the members came into the store. We preceded to talk and I was informed about the team and so I decided to sign up. If your an Etsy Seller in the North Dallas area and would like to find out more about the team go to the web site .

At the meeting we each brought something from our shop to swap. I was fortunate to receive some hand made soap from Nicki Shores who runs Where Water Comes Down . You have to go check out the soaps in her shop! They smell wonderful, not overpowering and they lather up really good.

I received Coconut Lime, Lakeside and Mulberry scents. I have opened and used the Coconut Lime. I love it! I also love the embossed water faucet embedded in the bar. You can see it in my photo. REALLY CUTE and A SURPRISE! Nicki lists what ingredients are in each bar on a card and slips it under the colorful string surrounding the paper wrapped around the bar. Nice packaging and it would make a wonderful gift for someone special.

My Class Schedule at Stamp Asylum

Here is my teaching schedule at the store till the end of the year.
Saturday August 22nd from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
& also
Saturday September 26th from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Solder 101
In this class we will explore the basics of solder for those who have never attempted it. You will assemble collages for pins, pendants and a necklace. Once you learn this technique, you can make ornaments, wall art, and boxes. Your imagination will run wild with other gift ideas. Bring to class scissors, glue stick, small vice, bone folder, solder iron with 1/8” screwdriver type tip, safety glasses and jewelry pliers. ($65)

Glass House without lights onGlass House with lights on
Saturday September 5th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Little Glass House
This the sweetest solder project we have done yet! In this class you will create artwork using paint and inks, copied images, computer generated words, rubber stamps and charcoal pencil. Sandwich the artwork between glass then solder the house together. Polished to perfection and illuminate using battery operated tea lights. You will have a whimsical showpiece! THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER SOLDERING CLASS. YOU NEED TO ALREADY KNOW HOW TO SOLDER. Bring to class a good solder iron with a small tip ( ¼” – ½” screwdriver type tip), safety glasses, glue stick, detail scissors, Walnut Stain Distress pad, old thick towel, small vise, phid or bone folder, tweezers, pencil and three metal bench blocks or something heavy enough (very important) to hold the glass in position for soldering the house together. ($95)
Saturday October 17th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creative Twist on Cards
If you love to make cards then this class is for you! You will make six different cards that can be used for any occasion. You may learn a new technique or find a long lost one you forgot about. All supplies provided. ($55)
Saturday November 14th from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Whimsical Christmas Cards
Need a head start on your Christmas cards this season? Or you can’t think of an idea to even get you started? Then this class is for you! You will make six different cards incorporating various techniques and some of the new stamp designs and papers. Come and enjoy some holiday music and treats with your friends in this festive class. All supplies provided. ($55)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Halloween Wall Hangings

I made these two wall hangings this week to add to my Etsy shop. They came out pretty good I think. I used Tim Holtz grungeboard shapes on both, copies of old photos I had, stamped the words, and various Halloween papers. Visit my shop to purchase them and check out my other Halloween pendants.

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Items In My Etsy Shop

Added new items to sell in my Etsy shop today. This photo/card holder comes in green or purple. Only had two of these left. Can't find the wooden blocks anymore.

I have several styles of this vintage art pendant.

If your an Alfred Hitchcock fan here is a soldered pendant for you. I love The Birds movie. It's my favorite of his.

Can't be Halloween without Frankie and Drac. The Witch from the Wizard of Oz is on the other side of this pendant.

Isn't she the cutest little thing you've ever seen? Her quote is "really do i have to?" I got this cutey from Lisa's Altered Art on Etsy .

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Antique Finds This Weekend

I went antiquing today in Malakoff and Athens, Texas. They are South East about an hour and a half from my house. Had a really fun time in both towns.

I met Donna Rinn from Curious Goods at Canton last month when I was there. She told me about her store in Malakoff and so I said I would make it down to see it. I had heard about a new antique mall in Athens called Winnie and Tulula's and she also told me about it. She has a booth in there and was giving out flyers for it at Canton. It is well worth going to both towns. They are only about ten minutes apart.

Curious Goods has steampunk jewelry that Donna makes. Really cool stuff! I found a pair of earrings and a ring I just couldn't live without. They are also carry flash cards, dominoes, furniture and all kinds of other vintage stuff.

But look at the goods I got today! The find of the day was three yes I said THREE vintage photo albums (no pictures inside but who cares). $35 was the most I paid for one of them. The other two were $20 and $22. Most of the time when you find these they are over $65.

It's hard to see the little flower frog in this picture below. I had never seen a tiny one like it before. Never have seen green scrabble like pieces before either. I don't think they are scrabble pieces but they are from some kind of game.
Can't wait to cut open these light bulbs and put someone or something inside of them. They are really big ones too!
These two photos are close-ups of the jewelry I bought.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Fabric Wall Piece

I made another wall art piece in the KC Willis style. I used the same fabric I used on my first one since it went well with this photo. This is my Mom's Birthday gift. She is the little girl on the bottom step in the photo. My stitching could have been better but I think she will like it anyway.