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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Resin Cabochons

I know I have said this before but I just love working with resin cabochons. I order them from suppliers on Etsy and I can't get enough of them. I wish I know how to make them. They come in so many colors and shapes, especially the flowers. Last year I had ordered the pinecones, although they look like acorns to me, and I made a necklace and brooch. I think they look so good with the contrast of the copper metal. I am looking forward to wearing one on my jacket as soon as it gets cooler. Can't wait for Fall!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thinking of Mexico Today

for some reason today I was thinking about Mazatlan, Mexico today. Maybe because today is cool and rainy and I wanted sunshine! We have been going to Mazatlan for a few years and love it. We love Mexico so much we painted some of the rooms in our home deep rich bold colors. Okay back to reality!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Resin Flowers

One of the materials I love working with are resins flowers. I purchase them and mix them with brass, Swarovski crystals and beads. The flowers in come in so many shapes and sizes and lend themselves to all sorts of pretty things. Like earrings, necklaces, rings, brooches and much more. The past few days I have been creating some pieces gearing up for the Fall/Winter craft shows. Isn't this rose pretty!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bean Fiend Coffee Roasters

We are soooo proud to know the Bean Fiend Coffee Roasters who are located in St. Petersburg, Florida. This business was a dream of our friend Paul who recently moved from NJ to FL. We do miss him and Sharon. Paul's dream after much work plus determination have made this business a reality! Check out the website and if you live nearby stop by, chat (Paul love to talk) and buy some coffee. http://www.beanfiendcoffee.com/
Don't forget to read his great story http://www.beanfiendcoffee.com/The_Birth_Of.html.
Oh yes, we are still waiting for Paul to send us bag to try ... maybe he is waiting for Christmas!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Waiting for Fall

I'm ready for Fall. I am so tired of the hot and humid weather here in the Northeast. I can't wait to wear sweaters and jackets. The only thing I miss in cold weather is wearing my Birkenstock sandels. I wear them all summer long. I must have 20 pairs that I just LOVE.
I made some pretty brooches that I hope I sell at all the craft shows I will be doing this Fall/winter season.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Quite Day

Very quite today and very HOT! I am so looking forward to my upcoming craft shows especially Belvidere Vicorian Days. Since I like working with brass and vintage things I hope I do well. I started making these brooches from metal filgree, Swarovski crystals and beads. I hope they do well at the shows.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's Been Awhile

It's been a while since I have posted anything to my blog. It's been very hectic the past several weeks. My mom who just turned 87 on Aug 6 has been very sick with a disease I never heard of called Wegener's Granulomatosis. The treatment is similar to cancer. She is now on prednisone and is getting treatments of Cytoxan. Right now she is doing better so things are getting back to normal. I made some things over the past few days and I am looking forward to the Fall/Winter craft shows.