Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Soldered Christmas Ornaments

Recently, I informed you that I have picked up soldering again after years of being away from this medium.  I wanted to deviate a bit from jewelry this time around, so I made some soldered Christmas ornaments.  Both the front back of the ornaments depict Christmas themes so they will look pretty hanging from the tree when viewed in any direction.  Here are a few of them:

Retro 30's Ornament - Front

Retro 30's Ornament - Back

Santa Ornament - Front

Santa Ornament - Back

Victorian Girl Ornament - Front

Victorian Woman Ornament - Front

Snow Scene Ornament - Front
Singing Family Ornament - Front
Singing Family Ornament - Back
For added sparkle and interest, prior to soldering, I embellished several of the images with glitter glue. The solder was also colorized and a Christmas charm was attached to the front of the ornament. A complementary ribbon hanger was added for the final finish.

All of the ornaments are being listed on Etsy this week. You can easily get to my Etsy shop by clicking the "shop" link header at the top of this page or on the link in this paragraph.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Polymer Clay Chocolate Bunnies and Peeps Easter Jewelry!

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working on some brand new Easter jewelry designs - all made from polymer clay.  (Yes, Easter is early this year - it falls on March 27th - next month!)  The designs include little "chocolate" Easter bunnies, white "chocolate" bunnies (as not everyone likes chocolate) and "marshmallow" Peeps. For a sneak peek of these items in process, please check out my Instagram page.

Here are some of my latest designs - all of which will be posted to my Etsy shop this week:

Chocolate bunny and roses Easter bracelet.

Chocolate Easter bunny necklace.

Chocolate bunny Easter necklace and earrings set.

Chocolate bunny Easter bracelet.

White chocolate Easter bunny bracelet.

White chocolate Easter bunny bracelet.

White chocolate Easter bunny earrings in two sizes.

Peeps Easter jewelry.

Peeps Easter jewelry.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!  May you have an abundance of love, family, friends and good things on this wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New Polymer Clay Halloween Designs!

True to form, with the hectic pace of being a full-time college student (along with all of the accompanying homework), plus work and all of life's little "things", I feel like I have been pressed for time in getting my holiday jewelry creations completed in a timely fashion.  I have just completed some new polymer clay Halloween designs, which were posted to Etsy and EBay this evening.  Without further ado, here are a few of them for your viewing pleasure:

Pumpkin brooches - hand carved by yours truly.

Candy corn charm bracelet and earrings.

Candy corn charm bracelet - detail pic.

Pumpkin charm bracelet and earrings.

Pumpkin charm bracelet - Detail pic.

Ghost earrings and necklace.

Country prim pumpkin earrings.

In the event you are interested, I have been sharing photos of my jewelry creations on Instagram as they are in the process of being created (among other things.)  Such as the image (below) of my pumpkin jewery pieces being treated with antiquing medium to give them a more rustic, prim look.

Pumpkins being antiqued - from my Instagram page.

I am happy to report that I also have started working on some new Christmas and Catholic jewelry designs - just in time for the holidays!  Stay tuned  - I am planning to share them here as they are completed.  :)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Holiday Tealight Candle Holders Tutorial

I had every intent of blogging this tutorial for Christmas, but, as usual, time got away from me.  This project will have a Valentine's Day spin on it because we are in February (note the first picture shown).  However, the step-by-step tutorial will feature the Christmas items used in other versions of the project.  The beauty of these candles are that they can be used all year long.  Simply empty out the candle base and fill it with something to match the season.  It's really that easy.

Conversation heart candy votive candles

This the candle inspiration used in the DIY tutorial.  Notice that the view changes when you spin the candle around:
Christmas Tealight Holder - view one

Christmas Tealight Holder - view two

Without further ado, here are the instructions to make your own holiday tealight candle holder.


Bubble candle holder
Tealight candle holder
Tealight candle
Decorative contents for inside of the candle holder base.  I used Christmas picks and sprigs for the tutorial, but you can use other things that appeal to you (such as mini light bulbs, conversation heart candies, pearls, lace, tinsel, silk flowers and other small items).
Wire cutters/pliers (for trimming sprigs)


1) Make sure the tealight holder fits nicely on top of the bubble candle holder.  It should slip into place without falling inside.

2) Set the tealight holder aside.  Pick up the desired sprig, and cut off a small piece.  Set it inside of the bubble candle holder.  Keep going until you have an eye-appealing arrangement inside of your candle holder.  When you are done arranging, set your tealight holder on top of the candle holder and that's it - you are done!

The completed candle holders! Aren't they awesome?

I made and gave away several of these tealight holders for Christmas.  People really loved them.  Here are some other candle holders I made for some added inspiration:

These feature mini lightbulb ornaments. I bought a little package of them at the dollar store:

Mini light bulb ornaments candle holders.

Mini light bulb ornaments candle holders.

The little package of bulbs I purchased from the dollar store.
You can use the basic concept of this project with other shapes and sizes of candle holders.  I purchased this set of holders from PartyLite and filled them with pearls, shiny plastic hearts and stems of mini roses for my Valentine's Day decor:

And here are the same set of candle holders with a blue Christmas spin on them.  I used tinsel and mini star and metallic ball ornaments to fill the bases of the candle holders:

The possibilities for filling these with all sorts of goodies are endless. If you feel inclined, please send me pictures of your own versions of these candles.  I'd love to see what you come up with!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Vintage Images for Your Artwork

I just want to take a moment to wish everyone in blog-land a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Here are some copyright-free Thanksgiving images to use in your artwork.  Enjoy!

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