Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Giant Mess

Because I often have multiple projects going at the same time, some days my craft table looks like this.  I like my supplies to be very organized so this is a huge mess for me. I have paper, yarn, beads and more scattered everywhere.  I am sure that lots of awesome creations will come from this mess.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Textured Metal

Here are some examples of the cool embossed metal squares we sell on our website.  We use embossing folders to achieve these detailed textures.  We use these pieces for all types of jewelry designs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Necklaces

Here a few of our newest necklace creations.  We have used our new bird and key pendants that I recently posted about.  These necklaces turned out beautifully.  We also strive for a vintage feel.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Seed Beaded Cabochon Necklace

This is a necklace I created using seed beads, a jasper cabochon and a piece of Ultrasuede.  The tiny seed beads are stitched on one or two at a time all the way around the cabochon.  Trimming the extra fabric away was the hardest part.  You can find this one-of-a-kind necklace at Piccadilly Frilly in Bentonville, AR.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Old and New

This is fun collaboration of vintage components with new sparkly pieces.  This necklace went to Picadilly Frilly for their open house give away. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Bird Pendants

We are excited to have these beautiful new bird pendants in our Etsy shop and on our website.  These are reminisce of a vintage design and have been painted in old fashioned colors.  Beautiful!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Lampwork Leaf Earrings in the Making

This is a tray filled with lampwork leaf headpins and woven beads getting ready to be made into leaf earrings.  I weave Superduo and Delica beads together to form tiny rings that sit on top of the leaves.  You can find these earrings at Posh Alley Boutique in Rogers, AR.

Friday, September 9, 2016

New Ancient Alchemy Key Pendants

We have brand new crusty keys in our Etsy shop.  These look like they have been hidden on a pirate ship for centuries.  We have other crusty items in our Ancient Alchemy line as well.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Fall Headpins

I have been busy at the torch working on lots of acorns for fall.  These headpins make great charm bracelets and necklaces.  We even have a line of metal pendants that feature an acorn hanging from a branch.  You can find all of these in our Etsy shop. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Block Scarf Project

I am currently working on a scarf design for my mom using luxurious yarn by Koigu.  This yarn is hard to find online, but a Tulsa yarn store, Loops, has a whole display of it.  The colors are all slightly mottled and a few of them have very subtle sparkles.  I am using a block design for which I couldn't find a pattern, so I am designing as I go.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mandala Madness Part 11

Week 11 of the Mandala Madness CAL is officially behind me.  I am completely behind, but I am still trudging along.  The blanket is too large to transport so I can only work on it at home now.  I am hoping to have part 12 finished in a few weeks. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bird Tag Card

I recently organized some of my paper crafting supplies.  As I cleaned out several small drawers, I came across this little bird, the tag and the embossed paper pieces.  I rearranged several drawers and found that the tag was too wide for the new space.  I decided to combine all of these orphaned components into a card.  Ta da!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mannequin Decoupage

This is a little project I have wanted to make for several months.  I found this little styro-foam mannequin at JoAnn's and wanted to cover it with tissue.  I tore the tissue into little pieces and used Mod Podge to adhere the pieces, overlapping as I went.  When it was all dry, I sprayed the tissue with several colors of Dylusions spray ink.  I don't really have any further plans for this mannequin, but it is nice and colorful.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Leaf Headpins

We have just added brand new leaf lampwork headpins to our Etsy shop.  These would make beautiful necklaces or earrings.  The iridescent ones are stunning.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Skull Pendants

Check out our new skull pendants just in time for Halloween designs.  These have a voodoo vibe and are available in our Etsy shop.  My daughter, Gianna, likes to wear skulls all year long.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mandala Madness Part 10

This was the hardest week yet!  The rows that make up the diamond stitches were very challenging.  I refer to this week as the dreaded diamond week.  One of my FB friends reminded me that diamonds are a girls best friend. 

I am happy to have this one behind me.  Next week should be a breeze!  If you want to learn more about this CAL, head over to Crystals and Crochet for more information.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Using Old Paper

I have been working on organization in the craft room this week.  I re-discovered quite a few materials and supplies that I rarely use.  I decided to make it a point to use some of these older materials.  I worked with handmade and embossed paper that mostly comes from India.  It is definitely not something you would want to get rid of - it is just too pretty.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Foiled Logo Garment Tags

These cute little garment tags are a custom order.  These are simple, yet elegant with foiled lettering.  The tag shaped is one I designed and cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine.  There is so much you can do with the cutting machine and the foil.  Oh, the possibilities!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

More Necklaces

The gals at Dry Gulch have all been super busy creating new necklaces.  Some are wire wrapped, some are knotted and some are crocheted.  We have used hand painted pendants and semi-precious stones for the focals.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Custom DecorativeTags

I have been busy working on an order for custom gift tags for Daisy Rose in Ft. Worth, TX.  These tags have many design elements and are a lot of fun to make.

I start with elements designed and cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

I also crochet each flower by hand for the embellishments.

This is how they look with all of the elements in place. 

I even create a little envelope for each tag.