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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Eco-Chic Jewelry Designer Official Sponsorship - Please Vote!

This morning, I received some great news.  I had applied for official sponsorship through Prilosec OTC to be their official "Eco-Chic Jewelry Designer".  Today, they informed me that they have selected my application as one of the candidates for consideration!  The sponsorship means a great deal because it enables me to go a little further in meeting my goals as an artist/designer.  The winners are selected by a panel of judges; votes from the public count for 20% of the total vote.  If you get a chance, please stop by and vote for me here or just click on the "vote" button below.  You can vote once every 24 hours (if you'd like to.)  Voting ends on July 15, 2011; winners will be announced on August 26, 2011.

Feel free to enter for official sponsorship, as well.  The beauty of this promotion is that you can apply for consideration which will help you to meet your dreams in any area.  Other candidates include those who want to help animals, the homeless, travel, start over, etc.  Hey, what have you got to lose?  Absolutely nothing.  Hope to "see" you there!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Latest Creations - More Repurposed Jewelry Pieces

Last week, I was on home on vacation and finally had a substantial amount of time to experiment with some new creations.   The earrings pictured below were actually heart and flower components I removed from other jewelry pieces. I added flat glass marbles, images, rhinestones, charms and made them into something totally new (and definitely more colorful than plain boring old silver):

I picked up the shell and wood bead bracelets at a store in my area.  When I purchased them, they consisted of just plain blue, pink and red colors.  I totally revamped these by adding images, flowers and crucifix charms.  They definitely have a boutique look that's all their own, don't you think?

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Upcycled Beads - 3 Looks From One Design

The other day, I went shopping at JoAnn's where they were having a huge clearance sale on beads.  I found these pretty magenta colored rose-shaped beads reduced from $6.99 to a mere 97 cents.

Even though the color wasn't exactly what I had in mind,  I just had to get them.  I ended up changing their look by repainting them with a mixture of Diamond Glaze and Pearl-Ex.  Here are the results:

 The colors of Pearl-Ex used from top to bottom were:  Antique Bronze mixed with Super Bronze; Macro Pearl and Misty Lavender.  Three different looks for under a dollar.  It's nice to have options...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Repurposed Domino Doll Swap Creation

Most of the swaps I participate in are with members of my various FLICKR groups.  (I have met some of the most awesome people on FLICKR over the past several years.  No matter what your interests are, you WILL find it on FLICKR.  Seriously.)  Anyway, the Altered Dominoes and Other Game Pieces group held a domino doll swap with the theme of "Rebirth."  Here is my creation which I swapped to Cindy:

The domino isn't the only recycled part of this little doll.  The wings are from a cake decoration I've saved for the past couple of years that I thought would make perfect doll wings.  I think they suit this little doll perfectly.

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