Friday, 13 October 2017

more skull jewelry

as always, one thing leads to another and another
i enjoyed the last 2 necklaces so much and had some leftover
skulls and just had to make more
searching through my stash i found a fun skull cameo and lava beads
combined with red pearls and metal  
i like the look

(below)
i also found a cross which i filled with resin clay
 and added some howlite and turquoise



Wednesday, 11 October 2017

chain reaction

it always starts with one little thing which sends me down a path to making a ton more
these little skulls i found at the john bead outlet
they matched perfectly with my leftover howllite
a bit of chain and some nylon coated wire



after wearing it out, a few friends wanted one of there own
which lead me to several more
i love this one below

Monday, 2 October 2017

encaustic

working with the heat gun and blow torch
oil pastels and metallic oil paint
i had a bit of fun experimenting







Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017

encaustic, mirror image

back in the grove
my friend kirsten  took an amazing photo of this tree
i love trees in my art
so i asked it i could use it in one of my painting
 a bit of tweeking in photoshop so i could use it as a transfer

below, i added some shellac and then blow torched it


i decided to make 2 paintings and gave one to kirsten for her birthday

Sunday, 20 August 2017

mixing it up!

going through my stash always inspires me
sometimes i wish i could have them all on display
just so i will be reminded to use them instead of hoarding
the other day while looking for something else
i found several containers with vintage crystals
i didn't realize i had so many
which lead me to a few bags of metal flowers, leaves and a few  pins
once i got out the wire it all came together
but some how i didn't even put a dent in my collection


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

now that's a jig!!


what a wonderful birthday gift from my friend carmi
she signed us up for classes and a make and take
taught by cindy goldrick
using  brenda schweders  amazing jig