Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snow Snow Go Away, You don't need to come back some other day...

Don't get me wrong I love me a nice snow day! Especially when it snowed on Christmas Eve just enough to give us a nice white Christmas. But now, it's starting to give me some EXTREME cabin fever!

Being stuck inside all day I worked on a few new pendants for the SHOP. Which needed some much needed new inventory.

I stocked up on some wire the last time I went out to the craft store so I've been practicing a couple of things and got some satisfying new pieces to share. :) 

Hope you enjoy!





I will be working on more pendants and wire wrapping styles through the evening. Please feel free to comment on pendants , send links to interesting tutorials. Or just leave feedback.

- I just got back from taking photos in the snow! Time to cuddle up and drink some hot chocolate with the boys...

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Guardian Angel Set

Guardian Angel Set

Every year I like to make something special for my aunt to remind her how grateful I am that she helped my Grandma take care of me when I was younger. Having lost mom my ( her sister) my Uncle ( Her brother) and my pap ( Her dad) all rather crossly together we went through some hard times together. But she has always been there to help me through anything I needed. As a little reminder I made her this Guardian Angel set for Christmas. She loved it. :)

Two Pair of Coordinating Angel Earrings
Silver Angel Metal Clasp Bracelet

Custom Gift Box - I found the saying on a Pinterest Meme I instantly fell in love with it. It fit well

This one has been gifted, but more can be made similar. If you are interested in one for you or someone special please feel free to Contact Me . I will gladly make more for you while supplies last.


Dishwasher Safe Ceramic Best Friend Mugs!

Dishwasher Safe Ceramic Best Friend Mugs!  So easy to MAKE yourself!

So my best friend moved from Maryland to Alabama a year or so ago. We still chat on the phone and plan visits for the holidays, so I of course had to come up with something clever to give her for Christmas. What better way to start out her day than with an I miss you bestie mug?

Alabama and Maryland Love <3

I made these for pretty cheap and they came out pretty decent for a first attempt. 

MATERIALS:Ceramic mugs
OIL BASED Paint pens
Design or logo or saying which you want to put on mugs

 For the mugs I recommend a light color unless you have metallic Oil based paint pens.

The pens need to be oil based to cure properly to the mugs.

Here is what I did:

Step One: printed out map outlines of Alabama and Maryland

Step Two: Used pencil to darkly cover the back side of the design I needed
Step Three: trace outlines with pencil createing a graphic stencil on the mugs
Step Four: Use paint pens to go over graphite outline. 
On the back of each mug it says Miss you
Step Five : Place Mugs on a cookie sheet inside the oven.


You want the mugs to heat up with the oven and cool down with the oven.

Step Six: Pre- heat the oven to 350 Degrees F.
Step Seven: Allow mugs to bake for twenty minutes.
Step Eight: Keep the mugs in the oven while it cools down to room temperature.

Once the oven is cooled down the mugs should be cool to the touch as well.

I added the Miss you to the back of each mug to remind her how much we miss her back home!
That is what I did with mine and I machine washed them once with no damage to the design. So hopefully they will stay that way.  :)

We grew up in Cumberland so I added  a little heart over her hometown too :)

Shes now in Tuscaloosa So I put a little heart where it would be on the map :)

This would be my bestie. Every Brunette needs a blonde best friend <3

To bad neither of us were smart enough to think to take a picture holding the mugs with our states like I just now thought of.... ahh maybe I can get her to bring them over before she leaves after the new year.  *Makes notes to do that*
This would be Cozmo her adorable little Fur baby that she brought from back home with her. He is such a cutie I had to share a picture of him :D


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

I  have been working hard at getting all the orders filled for the holidays as well as preparing tutorials from all the random little Christmas Gifts I made that I have been dying to share! 

I wanted to wait until after the holidays so I didn't ruin it for friends and family. But now that I did I can get some even better snapshots with my awesome new DSLR. My family surprised me with a new Nikon D5100! Which will be in awesome use for my 2013 goal of a post every day and 365Photo Challenge that I will be starting from now through next year :).


Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas preparing, while being sick, is totally kicking my butt!

Sorry for the lack of updates. I'm terrible at this. My New Years Resolution is going to be to post every day. I shall be setting a reminder on the phone so that it for sure gets done!

On a happier note , I have been getting tons of crafting done.

On the Artfire we now have more rings take a peak at a few :

I have also been working on some nmifty Initial bracelets. They are adjustable so that they can easily fit anyone. I hated having so many bracelets and anklets people loved but didn't fit. So I made it wearable for everyone. I can make these in any color. I use hemp, and Cotton Cord . They run about $5 and are made to order to feel free to tell me what color. If no color is stated I will be making htem in natural browns.
  Feel free to message me on FACEBOOK  I will gladly make custom bracelet/anklets before the holidays! They are nice and simple to make too. If you want a quick guide on how to make them yourself you can message me as well. I will try posting a tutorial before the holiday.

I'm going to go finish up some glas mosaic coasters! I will post a photo of them when they're finished! Can't wait to get caught up! But then again I love all of my orders so keep em comin!

Happy Holidays everyone!
and of course HAPPY CRAFTING!