Thursday, January 22, 2009

Silent Auction Seahorse

This is the necklace I am donating to my friend's silent auction next month.. I wrote about him in a blog last week. The seahorse is a glass focal made by my friend Jill. It has swirls of blue and green glass. The detail Jill puts into her work is amazing. I interspersed swarovski crystals and Angelica rondelle crystals along the beading wire. I wanted to complement Jill's glass and not detract from it's beauty. What do you think...? Have I accomplished that goal..?
I am hoping it will command a high price at the auction as all money's collect go to Chris and his hospital bills.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blue Horse Equine Rescue

Those of you who know anything about me, know how I love animals. I "click" on the Animal Rescue site everyday to feed the animals. We have 3 of our own babies, I'd have a lot more..if I was allowed and we had the room. Anyway, I know times are tough for everyone out there and this help won't cost you a thing. A lady from one of my yahoo groups posted a message yesterday and requested help with a vote for a contest to help keep a Rescue open.
This is was her message...
"Rabiah our Director/ caretaker/feeder/everything to the animals has broken her foot and has had to hire help.I've been with Biah from day one through the joys and sorrows. The horses give back so much more, we have programs for kids, the physically and mentally challenged children and adults. Biah needs help now, she's devoted her life to this cause. Blue Horse runs solely on donations and volunteer labor. Well donations have fallen with the economy and volunteers are scarce at best. We have entered a contest and are asking all our friends to please vote for us. it only takes a minute of your time. The rewards are so great. As you can see this cause is near and dear to my heart these horses have helped me personally in so many ways I can't begin to tell you it would take a book.
I thank you so much for myself , for Biah and all our babies."

It will only take a moment of your time to vote for the Blue Horse can you not...??

Thank you..!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ceramic Look Polymer Clay Pieces

I have been playing with a new technique that I read about in Polymer Clay Cafe mag last week. The talented artist Sharon Solly shows you how to make polymer clay pendants look like ceramic clay pendants. I have been trying to find a way to do this for awhile. She has hit it on the head...!
These are a couple of my experiments. They are very light-weight and durable. Each pendant is painted with liquid polymer clay that is tinted with oil paints and cured. Each color has to be cured before another color is added. Each pendant takes some time to finish, but it is well worth the effect. I see myself using this technique a lot. I see dolphins, seahorse and starfish pendants in my own unique colors...! Oh, how I wish I had more time in the day...this is really the fun part of jewelry making for me...! If you want to check out more of Sharon's work you can check out her photos here. I have some of my pendants for sale at my Artfire studio.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

For my Friend Chris....

I have a favor to ask.....I have a friend who just had his second surgery for brain cancer this past week. We worked together for 4 years at the Beau Rivage casino prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. If you'd like to read more about Chris you can do that here. He is a great guy with 2 children and is fighting like hell to beat this. His hospital bills are staggering. His friends are rallying and have put together a Golf Tournament and various events to help see him through this. The Tournament is going to be on February 11th at the Mississippi National Golf Course. If you will be in the area and would like to can find out more information on the web site.

Since I suck at golf....I am going to be donating a couple of pieces of jewelry for the silent auction they will be having that day. If you have anything you'd like to donate to support Chris, please email me or comment here. They'd like to have all donations in by the end of the month. You can also donate through Pay Pal directly on Chris' website, doesn't matter how much...every dollar helps. If you don't golf, like me, stop by on Feb 11th to participate in the auction or for some mouth watering baked goods and bring a friend or two.
I will post a few of the items that will be up for auction if I am able to in the coming weeks.
Thanks for your support....!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fish and Kelp Bracelet & First Sale

One of my newest creations....!
Newly listed at my Artfire Studio ..!!

I also got some great news the other night...!! I got my first sale at Artfire...! Yea...!
I sold this sweet pair of starfish earrings. I am really loving this new site. They are very helpful and an awesome artist driven community.....!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I am in the Spotlight....!

I recently joined this great Yahoo group called Unique Women in Business. They are a very diverse group of women all striving to promote each other as well as their businesses. I found them through a "tweet" believe it or not....! There are jewelry deisigners, bath and body suppliers, mineral makeup, purses and totes, art and so many other talented business people. If you'd like to see...check out the group blog. They are also in my Faves to the left.

I have only been with the group about 2 months now and I have learned so much about business and promotion...and met some really great ladies. I have made some sales and made some friends. The group is run by the tireless Erin, who is a very sweet person. She is also juggling home, family and her own business. It is a wonderful place to fine like-minded woman to share your business and your life with.

I got a surprise this morning. I was chosen to be the next "Spotlight Company" for the next 2 weeks. I get to offer the member of UWIB great specials at my Etsy and Artfire shops that aren't available to all.

If this sounds like a group you'd like to be a part of...check it out Here...and tell Erin I sent you....! Hope to see you at the UWIB...!