Thursday, April 26, 2012

Festive Friday Hop

Hi, welcomed to another Festive Friday Hop!!

If you got here from Chris Hurley's blog at , you are in the right place - however make sure you started over at Terri's blog

I like to give out other items in place of cards sometimes, or a card that can be an ornament.  I love working with polymer clay and decided to make ornament tags to give out to my family for this year's Christmas celebration.  I took some wood tags and just covered with different colors of clay, then I made my own little flowers from clay, added some  flat back crystals as centers and baked them, added some wire for a hanger with beads strung on the wire at the base of the hanger.  The St. Michael tag was done with  liquid clay to transfer the image.  I've done two and have lots more to do, some will have a greeting added in the open area, some will have images, and others will remain open for the recipient to add a photo.

I hope you like these, and now I ask you to please check out Laura's blog to see what great project she has done for us to enjoy.

Till next week's hop - keep on crafting......

Monday, April 16, 2012

My own jewelry - my own beads and someone else's Jeans.

I love making jewelry and try to always include some recycling into what I make.  Now I work with polymer clay, all different brands, too many to name them all.

I've been making my own beads out of polymer clay and even these I've gone as far as coloring with different materials, yes materials not paints. I get to play around and see what happens when I'm done.

So a friend of mine gave me a lot of jeans to recycle in my crafts.  I've done headbands, purses and now jewelry, here you can see two bracelets, a cuff and some rings I made using denim from the jeans, beads that I made out of polymer clay, some glass beads and metal charms I had, I believe I used fabric fusion for the cuff and the rings.  I hope you like these, I know I love wearing them and even more, I love all the comments I get.
Braided recycled denim bracelet with silver and black chain and my own polymer clay beads

These are  beads I made using Sculpey UltraLight Clay, and used threads from jeans and different yarns I had on hand to add color to the beads, the purpose of using these recycled materials was to add color without the use of paints. 

A macrame style bracelet made using my clay beads, assorted beads and crystals strung on black chord 
This bracelet was made using memory wire, assorted beads and charms at the end of the looped wire I added some of the fibers used to color the beads.

A recycled denim cuff used fibers and my own white polymer clay beads colored with fibers, added  yarn, and glass beads with a metal butterfly charm.  used a snap for closer (sewn)

Here is a view of how the cuff looks when worn. 

Here are my recycled denim crafter rings - used fabric fusion to adhere all the little charms and beads.

A bracelet done from the trim of a pair of recycled jeans, beads strung on wire and  hand stitched to the debim. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Festive Friday Hop!!!!

If you didn't start from the beginning, please go back to Terri's blog, if not, please go back.
You should have hopped here from Chris Hurley's blog at and in case you get lost along the way there is a complete list to the right of everyone taking part of this hop.

Now here is my card for today - hope you like it. 

Please feel free to leave me a comment.   Thanks and come back again.
Now, please go check out another great  project over at Laura's blog to check out her creation

Hand Sculpting What I Imagine

Hi there, today I want to share something I love to do. I love working with my hands, and lately I've been sketching out ideas to make ...