Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pay It Forward Challenge Update!

Just a reminder to our readers that we have 5 Pay It Forward recipients and are still offering up one more! The next person to comment on the original Pay It Forward blog post (who has not already participated)will be the last person to receive a handmade goody from Maggie or I.

Once we get our 6th recipient, Maggie and I will be contacting you for your info so we can do our part to share the love! :)

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Finally Finished!

Way back in the beginning of February, I accepted a challenge put forward by my fiber art traders group. We were to make a collage to donate to Collage Mania 2009. Collage Mania is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Artists donate 8x10 inch fiber art collages and they are sold to raise the money. I blogged about a major block I was having working on the pieces (I was planning to make 2) back in February, on my other blog.

Well I finally finished the second one last night, and have submitted my photos for the sale.

The first one is called Kaleidoscope Cat:
I made this using a black kona cotton background, with raw edge applique of squares of assorted hand dyed fabrics. I quilted over the entire surface with a shimmery specialty thread. The cat silhouette was cut from a page of freehand Sharpie ink doodles. Seed beads to match the hand-dyes were sewn onto the black background.

The second collage is called Leaf Study:

A batik leaf printed fabric was appliqued on top of a hand painted leaf fabric. (the painted leaves are a sort of metallic look, which does not show well on the photograph.) I machine quilted around some of the hand painted leaves with a golden thread. Red and gold Joss paper was torn into leaf shapes, and applied to the background with Golden gel medium. My favorite leaf shaped beads were sewn on as an embellishment, and I couched some yarn on using green embroidery floss in a cross stitch.

Ha, now that I am finished them and they are submitted, I have to start worrying about whether they will sell or not.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A few more things I've been working on...

Just thought I'd post some photos of a few new things I've been working on for the fundraiser I'm doing next Friday night...

Forest Green Sea Glass Necklace:

Huckleberry Seashell Wreath:

Sterling Silver Stamped Sea Glass Necklaces:

"Stained Glass" Sea Glass Window:

Hand Painted Wine Glasses:
Nautilus Shell

Koi Fish

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Maggie!

It was a long time coming, but I finally finished it and Maggie received it in the mail today.

A tiny piece of cobalt blue sea glass is bezel set in sterling silver which I cut, stamped and oxidized. It reads "Inspire Art Create"

Happy birthday, my dear friend! :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day Fundraiser!

This blog post is for anyone local to the Providence, RI area. I will be participating in a vendor night to raise money for a team walking in the Breast Cancer 3 Day. The Divine Ta-Ta Sisterhood Team will receive a minimum of 15% of the night's profits to put towards their team donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.

For more info or if you can't attend, but would like to donate, please visit www.the3day.org!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pay It Forward Challenge!

A beautiful movie and a beautiful idea! Inspired by my friend Nikki's blog, Sun Soul Art Thoughts, I decided I'd participate in her challenge to pay it forward. I discussed it with Maggie, who also agreed it would be a cool thing to do, so together we're going to do our best to spread inspiration and creativity!

The first SIX people to comment on this post will receive a hand crafted item from either Maggie or I in the next 3 months. (3 will be from me, 3 from Maggie). In exchange, you agree to pay it forward to 3 people via a challenge on your own blog!

Please be sure to leave us a way to contact you and help us spread the love! :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mother of the Bride Sea Glass Jewelry Set

Haven't posted in a while, thought I would share a little of what I've been up to- more pictures soon, I promise!

Made for a local client; mother of a bride. The wedding is being held at the Mystic Aquarium and has an ocean theme. Genuine coke bottle green sea glass and sterling silver wire wrap. Glass picked locally off Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, RI.

Her dress is from Coldwater Creek and can be found here.