Wall Plaque for Isis

One of my old high school friends, Shawn, asked me to make a wall plaque of his daughter’s name.

I hope you like it!

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Vanessa’s Mermaid Box

This little box has the largest mermaid I’ve made. She is just a bit smaller than my thumb. But that’s large for my figures. I made this for a friend. She wanted something special to hold the rings for her upcoming vow renewal. I was more than happy to make her one. She and her husband and doing such a wonderful job raising their son, and living life. I love supporting friends in this way.

I’ve Gone International!

So I loaded some of my bead sets onto Etsy.com and they are selling like hotcakes! Three sets went to a woman in Sweden! So now I’m an international exporter…so to speak.

Three other sets sold before I even finished uploading all of the sets onto Etsy. And a woman at work, who also is a facebook friend, saw a set she liked, so I’m delivering them to her today!

I’m so excited! I never thought that people would actually “like” my wonky beads!

What are “Wonky” beads?

Well, wonky beads are those that didn’t actually turn out the way I intended. Some have designs that are slightly off center, or the shape of the bead isn’t perfectly round. There are lots of things that I classify as “wonky”. I also don’t feel like I’m ready to sell my beads for a truly professional price. I still feel like I’m getting the hang of lampworking; even though I’ve been at it for over a year. So if you’re thinking of ordering or purchasing my beads, do it soon…before I decide I’m good enough to raise the price. (wink wink)

My first “Professional” set of beads.

Finally! I have my new torch. I’ve mastered my skills. I’ve created a full set of perfect beads!!! They are now on sale in my Etsy shop. I’m selling this set for $30.00 (without spacer beads). Can’t wait to make some more!

My First Pond!

I found a wonderful artist who has inspired me! Her name is Christi Freisen and you can link to her site from here or on my Links page. I absolutely LOVE her style and her techniques.

Here is the beautiful pond I made while completing her online class!

Am I really at it again?

Here’s my newest creation. I tiny fish keychain. I’m keeping this one! Keep an eye out for more!!

Crafting is Fun!

Welcome to my little crafting corner of the web.

Who am I?  Just your average 40-something working mother/wife.

What do I do?  Besides caring for my family I teach Child Development at a local community college.

What crafts do I enjoy?  You name it, I love it! But my favorites include

  • Lampworking
  • Painting
  • Beading
  • Ceramics
  • Quilling
  • Sculpting with polymer clay
  • Crochetting
  • Cooking
  • Cross Stitching

Why this Website?  I wanted to organize and share my creations with family, friends, and even YOU.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look around. I hope that you’ll come back again soon. And don’t forget to check out my Etsy store!

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