6.25.2009

"Katrina" 1/2 OFF SALE

This painting is an abstract representation of what I felt while exploring thoughts of how chaotic the city of New Orleans must have been after the actual landing of Hurricane Katrina.

The center of a hurricane is calm and the sun shines as if nothing has happened. But you can see the edge of the storm that has passed as well as the edge of the storm that has yet to pass. The one time I experienced this was unnerving to say the least.



"Citrus Will" 1/2 OFF SALE!

This painting gets more hits than anything on my Etsy site and has been featured in Treasuries a number of times!



It's also part of my 1/2 OFF SALE in an effort to make room for new pieces.

Wedding Globe

Mrs. Proctor posted these pics of the Wedding Globe I made as a gift for her and Mr. Proctor's nuptials.

The piece is made using polymer clay and a giant glass candle holder.


5.08.2009

Instructables Contest

I wasn't a finalist for the Epilogue Contest on Instructables.com, but I was in the top 100 out of almost 500 entries!

Not too shabby.

Thanks to all who voted for me!

4.21.2009

Now Go Vote!

The instructable aforementioned in my last entry is now set to win a laser cutter in another contest! I just need your votes!

The Grand Prize is a laser cutter!

The link is http://www.instructables.com/contest/epilogchallenge/ and then look for "Homemade Paper" or "thickneckarts" as the author.

Thanks!

4.20.2009

Instructables.com

One of my instructables won a first place prize! Check it out--->


Homemade Paper - More DIY How To Projects

4.13.2009

Hemp Necklace Instructable - Square Knot

This is my newest instructable. Register with instructables.com and rate it!

How to Make a Hemp Necklace - More DIY How To Projects

4.12.2009

YOG Beads

This necklace is created using 2 focal beads made from Blazin' Orange, True Green, and Sunshine polymer clays. The beads are strung on yellow hemp with a switch and square knot design.

Vintage Wood Beads






This necklace was created using wood beads from a necklace my mom used to rock in high school! The beads are in awesome condition as you can see from the pics.

Royal Julep Necklace



70s Mod Pendants

This is a necklace made with one of the first "barrel" pendants I made. The barrel is a distinct swirling of Sweet Potato, Chocolate, Hunter Green, and Hot Pink polymer clays. It's attached to a coated leather cord using a bit of tiny chainlink.



This necklace is also created using the 70s mod colors, however, they are stacked rather than swirled. The pendant is a trapezoid shape and strung on pastel green, DNA-knot hemp.

Revamped Barrel Necklace

This is the Kelly Gold Pendant necklace from my Etsy site. Last week, it was a hemp necklace but with some persuasion from outside creatives I decided to change it up a bit.

I took apart the hemp necklace and gave the barrel a new and more versatile look. Plus, I added an adjustable knot system in lieu of a clasp. The adjustable knot system allows the necklace to fit just about anyone!




Algae Beads on Hemp

Here's a photo of a necklace created with the beads made in one of my instructables, you can find it here: http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Make_Polymer_Clay_Beads/. The beads were created using wood beads as their center. The wood bead centers keep the finished beads lighter and more durable.

4.05.2009

New Blog...

Check out my new blog about upcycling!

Soon to come, more articles and some interviews with other upcyclers!

http://theupcyclingrecycler.blogspot.com

4.02.2009

Wedding Tea-Lite

This is my newest candle/tea-lite holder. The spirals are made with Pearl, Translucent, and Cloud White polymer clay. I used the same cane to make a wedding gift for a friend of mine, hence the name.





3.26.2009

Stonewashed Denim Paper

Here's my newest recycled handmade paper for sale on Etsy. The sheets are made from "apple trays" I get from a local grocery. The trays are already made from recycled material so these sheets are more like recycled-recycled handmade paper!

The sheets are fairly flexible and would make great journal or scrapbooking pages. I have made one journal cover from my handmade paper but am still working on getting the density right so it's more durable.

Hope you like the pics :D


Light-Weight Polymer Clay Beads








I posted an instructable yesterday that shows how to save money and make light-weight beads. Those of us working with polymer clay know that the larger the beads, the heavier the weight, which can be no bueno for necklaces when using more than one bead. But I love ginormous beads! So I had to figure out a way to get big beads with less weight. And this is how I did it. Enjoy!

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Make_Polymer_Clay_Beads/

3.16.2009

Vote for my instructable!!!

Hello hello! Just entered a contest at Instructables.com, where I have some tutorial-type videos, and I want you to go an vote for it! There is a star rating system to the right of the instructable so use that to rate what you think of the instructable! All ratings and critiques are welcome!!!

Click on the title of this blog entry or here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade_Paper/

Thanks! :D

3.06.2009

"Spiral Trance Treasure Box" Spotlight

Back in May 2008, one of my treasure boxes was spotlighted by Domestika at domestikgoddess.com. You can click the title of this blog to go to the site and check out the interview and pics.

New Customer Appreciation Pics

Here's a couple of pics sent to me from a local customer.


Thanks Indigo! Hope you enjoy your new jewelry!

2.13.2009

Did I Mention...

Aside from all the previous seriousness... Did I mention Zea is the super awesomest pizza pie maker ever in Chattanooga? Check her out at Pisa Pizza as well as Greenlife!

1.26.2009

Color Static (Sold)






These are a couple of brightly colored sheets created to liven your day! Although one has a slightly calm color scheme of Purple and Green, it's still an exciting piece to see. Of course, the orange and yellow sheet is nothing less than excitement on a page!

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