Thursday, April 30, 2009

French Bulldog Slider Bracelet

I've been trying my hand at making a few bracelets with my beads. This one is my black French Bulldog slider bead that sits in the middle of this black cord bracelet. On either end of that bead are wooden beads, one green and one blue and two gold rings on each end with blue glass seed bead. At each end before the clasp are two bows, one green and one blue, which are removable. The bracelet ends with a gold tone clasp and extender chain ending with brass dog bone.

Close up of the French Bulldog bead sculpted from polymer clay.

The approximate length of the bracelet is 8" with 1-1/2" extension chain.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crazy for Quilling

I love the art of quilling and one of these days, like many things I want to try, this is one of the techniques I'd like to give a whirl, no pun intended. Here are some beautiful examples of quilling from a fellow Etsy and EFA member, EnsorcelledMinds. I think I especially love the little dragon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pugster the Kiss Pug

So we all waited a long time to know who the face was behind the rock group Kiss, well I'm here to let you in on the secret and the real identity behind this Kiss character -- no, it's not Paul Stanley, it's the Pugster and here he is to reveal himself.

This little Pugster is hand-sculpted from polymer clay and painted in acrylic paints. He is embellished with loads of studs and spikes and silver beads from his neck to his toes (even his little tail has spikes) and wears a bracelet. He wears white "powder make-up" on his face, black star on eye and red lipstick.

Pugster is approximately:
2" tall
1-1/2" wide front to back of hat
1-1/2" wide side to side

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Dream Studio

My dream studio would be set up in the loft of our log home (which you can see by the photo is not completed yet) where there's a beautiful view of the river. The home has been handcrafted and built by local craftsman and the inside is being completely finished by my husband and I little by little. The studio would start out with a beautiful table, a comfortable chair, a great light and a chest for storage, all made by hand or hand altered in some way to give me that wonderful feeling of handmade that I love so much. After that I'd just load the space up with clay, clay and more clay and the best sculpting tools.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pugsy the Pug King of Rock and Roll

Meet Pugsy, the King of Rock and Roll. As you can see this little Pug loves rock and roll and Elvis is his all time fav! He tries to emulate him as much as he can with his beautiful studded cape.

Pugsy is my latest sculpture, he is hand-sculpted from polymer clay. He wears a cape embellished with vintage rhinestones, charms, Swarovski crystals and micro beads.

Pugsy the King is approximately:
2" tall
1-1/2" wide front to back of hat
1-3/4" wide side to side

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Going back to the beginning

I have been going through some of my favorite Etsy shops from when I first joined Etsy a couple of years ago and here are a few things I found, so many great shops on Etsy, too many to mention on one blog in a lifetime!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Divorce is such a difficult thing to have to go through. At the moment my sister is going through a terrible divorce and it is affecting the whole family, me included being that I'm her sister and that she counts on me for a lot of things and when she's hurting so am I, but I am concerned about the children, they are hurting so much. My sister's children are all teenagers and young adults and people seem to say "at least they're not little kids, they're older now" -- like teens can handle it better and I think just the opposite. At least when kids are young they have time to adjust to things after a divorce, they're not so "used" to having both parents around; when they are teens they are already going through so much turmoil in their heads that a divorce just exacerbates their young lives. I mean divorce for children at any age is not a good thing, but I'm thinking being a teenager and going through that is much harder. Have you been through a divorce? How and when did you start to heal from it? And how did the kids take it? I'd really love to hear your experiences.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pugsy the Rockin Pug Slash

Meet Pugsy Slash, the Rockin Pugster, my latest Pug sculpture. As you can tell he loves rock and roll and Slash is his favorite rocker! He tries to emulate him as much as he can with his top hat, tattoo, silver chain and studded ankle band.

Pugsy is hand-sculpted from polymer clay. He wears a top hat with a skull and crossbones. He has an ankle band studded in silver, a heart tattoo with wings on his shoulder and he wears a silver chain with rhinestone and heart charm.

Pugsy is approximately:
2" tall
1-1/2" wide front to back of hat
1" wide side to side

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Two Zany Zebras

Congratulations to TwoZanyZebras for the Etsy Bloggers Feature and the one year anniversary on Etsy! I love being on this team because you really do get to meet and see some of the wonderful talent that surrounds Etsy and TwoZanyZebras fits the bill! I love the shop and the whimsical creations for children, they are just too adorable and these onesies are just a couple of my favorites! If you'd like to check out more of these too cute creations stop by her shop or visit her blog to read about the latest goings on!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Donny the Dangerous Dachshund

Okay, okay, so he's not so dangerous, but he looks like a tough guy doesn't he? All right, maybe not so much, but he's one tough cookie anyway and he knows what he likes. Donny does have an independent streak, he's fiercely loyal -- and don't tell anybody, he loves kisses.

Donny is my latest sculpture, he is hand-sculpted from black and tan polymer clay, he wears a cap with a skull and crossbones and silver studs at the brim. He also wears a silver chain with rhinestone center ending in a silver cutout heart charm.

Donny is approximately:
2-1/2" long nose to booty
1" wide side to side
Stands about 1-3/4" tall

Afghan Hound Cameo

Afghan Hound Cameo
Afghan Hound etched into clay and set in brass setting

Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant

Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant
Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant


Etched in Pink


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