Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Bracelet

Today while doggy-sitting for Chloe's two best friends Dutch and Ashley, I created my first bracelet with my torch fired beads. It was great having big furry friends in the house for the day. Recently we found out Ashley too has cancer. She has leukemia, different from Chloe, but still cancer. She's just started her chemo treatments this week.

The hardest part about making the bracelet is choosing which beads to use. I chose a few special beads, one from the very first day we torch fired beads, which was Christmas morning. I love santa, thank you for the kit! A bead that was made on my birthday and took forever to find driving all over creation to find an open bead store. Don't think I'll be going back to the stores, I found great sources online. A few beads my husband made. I raided his stash! He won't mind since I am keeping the bracelet for myself. Two beads Michael made for me on Valentine's Day. Plus a couple of beads I torched myself. I used the twisty copper links I created a few weeks ago and head pins my husband made. I fabricated my own clasp too.

I now have a funky, dangly bracelet.
I love it!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wishes for Spring

Spring Paisley

One of my torch fired enamel beads.

Just fall in love with the simplicity of a single large bead on a slim leather cord.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Painting A Day Challenge

Here's a snapshot of all 420 little watercolors I painted in my Painting A Day Challenge. All grouped together.

What a colorful collection!

Friday, February 4, 2011

My Enameled Beads

Check out these beads I have made. I love enameling beads with a torch. I love a challenge and I love unpredictable results. Working with the torch, you never know exactly what you will end up with. Out of all the beads I've made so far, I think I've only ended up with 3 total rejects.

I've found another little hobby I'm really good at and it's fun!
Torch fired beads!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Celebrating My Year in Watercolor

As you may know by now, I have been painting at least one miniature watercolor painting each and everyday from February 1, 2010 through January 31, 2011. I am so pleased and excited with this accomplishment.

I have decided to offer to you a special Mystery Painting Sale!

For a limited time, you may purchase a randomly selected by me original watercolor painting from my Painting A Day Challenge collection for only $15 each plus $1 shipping.

Take a look at the entire Painting A Day Challenge Collection:

Purchase your Mystery Painting through email & I will send you a PayPal invoice or you can purchase a Mystery Painting through my Squier Etsy Shop Mystery Painting Sale section.

Don't you just love a surprise?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January's Painting A Day Challenge

Painting A Day for the Month of January has been posted to my website:

I still cannot believe I made at least one painting everyday of the past year. Somedays, I made more than one. I'll have to count them up on my website to see what the final total of paintings were. They're all there, shown month by month.

This was an awesome project!


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