Friday, November 27, 2009

I'm inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead right now so here's a little jewelry tutorial

These photos show step by step how to create a simple little necklace I created. The festive skull is crafted out of  Sculpey II clay:

next attach the clay piece to the jewelry finding with a jump ring (be sure to make the hole in the clay before baking :)

open up the end of an eye pin and attach to finding

load up the eye pin with a variety of beads and close the bottom end of eye pin with a small loop. I used a combination of about 5 or 6  different beads and mixed up the order for each pin, so they look varied but yet unified.

continue adding beads on eye pins of various lengths till you have filled all the spaces on the finding.

Have fun!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Asheville in October....

These are from Chimney Rock, the Botanical Garden and Grandad's and Such Apple Farm; so amazing in the fall! Great artistic community in Asheville, love it there......

Friday, November 20, 2009

great buy

I love the Anti-Craft Blog-zine, they have their book for sale cheap, cheap , cheap for a limited time at