Monday, July 23, 2012

Magpie bait

After thoroughly exhausting my PayPal account by buying all kinds of trinkets and supplies, I decided that I better get back to making jewelry. It seems like everything I saw HAD to go in my online shopping cart. Of course, now, everyday is like Christmas when I go to my mailbox *tee hee*.

I went out to the workshop this morning and built a jewelry display then proceeded to fill it up. This display went to Southern Hearts in Kingsville.
Next, I will make up some pieces to take to Renaissance Antiques later this week. I wonder what the mailman is going to bring me tomorrow . . .

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Creating a niche

Over the past 3 or 4 weeks, I've been pondering the design for these niches in my mind. I picked up the little round Virgin Mary frame at a yard sale which started the whole process.
About 3 years ago, I found a crib on the side of the road and liked all of the turned wood it had in it. I just had no idea what I would make out of it. One day, while riding in the car, I thought of adding the turned wood to the edges. I took the first one that I made down to Southern Hearts and it sold within an hour. Big old happy dance for me! I've also discovered the mark-down bin of paint at Lowe's. The color combinations are limitless!!