Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lena and Halloween

Halloween is approaching, do you do any decorating? This is the question posed from the Etsy Bloggers Street Team for October. Well, I don't really do much decorating, but my stepdaughter just loves to decorate Lena. She loves to dress up the poor dog - and really it doesn't have to be Halloween. The top two photos below though are from Halloween in year's past, but the bottom one was a 'just because' dress up day -- she didn't have anything else to dress up Lena with and she loves to put things on my poor girl. Do you dress up your pet for Halloween?



Bandana, bandana, bandana -- poor Lena

Sunday, September 27, 2009

English Bull Terrier Bead

Here is my English Bull Terrier bead hand-sculpted from polymer clay.

Size is approximate:
7/8" vertical (top to bottom)
1" horizontal (ear to ear)
1" horizontal (nose to back of head)

The bead is pierced vertically from top of head to bottom.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dachshund Picture Frame

I'm happy to say that this little guy sold pretty quickly. The frame is a metal frame with a hand-sculpted Dachshund across the bottom giving a ride to four ladybugs who are trying to get up the flowers that the little pup is holding. The frame holds a small print of my artwork of a Dachshund with her own fairy. The dog, ladybugs and flowers are all hand-sculpted from polymer clay.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Etsy Featured Blogger - Designs by Vanessa

It's that time again, hard to believe it -- the months just keep flying by. It's time for our featured Etsy blogger and this month it goes to designsbyvanessa, a lovely shop with handmade paper goods and jewelry. Here's just a sample of what you will see in her shop! You also might like to stop by her blog to see what she's up to creatively.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Custom Dog Beads

Here are a couple of recent requests I had for custom beads ordered to look like their pets. I absolutely love to do custom orders, because each dog is so different with their own personality! Hope you like them.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Westie - West Highland White Terrier Dog Bead

The latest bead in my shop, the Westie, those adorable dogs!

Hand-sculpted from polymer clay, my Westie bead.
The bead is pierced vertically from top of head to bottom.
Approximate size of the bead is:
3/4" top to bottom (base of bead)
5/8" front to back of head
7/8" side to side (ear to ear)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to Work Funnies

After the long holiday weekend of partying, it would be nice to have one of these at the office to keep the party going!

And a few more office funnies for the beginning of your work week.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pomeranian Dog Bead

I recently added this Pomeranian bead to my shop. The bead is hand-sculpted from polymer clay and highlighted in acrylic paints.

Size is approximate:
1" vertical (top to bottom)
3/4" horizontal (side to side)
3/4" front to back of head

The bead is pierced vertically from top of head to bottom.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Save A Dog

If you are crazy about dogs and want to support animal rescue efforts by helping to keep real dogs out of shelters and in good homes, now you can. Dogtime.com is now on Facebook and has a great new application Save A Dog.

It’s easy! For every 2,500 points you earn, Save A Dog donates the financial equivalent of a cup of food to RescueGroups.org, a non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost technology services to animal shelters and rescue groups across the country. The more points you earn, the more dogs you help save!

Just browse through the photos of real-life adoptable dogs, and choose one to virtually “foster.”

The best part about it is it's free, it costs absolutely nothing to join, you just go to the site each day to acquire points, the more points, the more you help! You earn 25 points a day just for logging in so why not stop on by to help a dog in need.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chihuahua Little Pirate Halloween Tile

Is Halloween right around the corner already? Wow, that came around fast. Here's one of my Halloween creations. The Chihuahua Little Halloween Pirate.

This little Chihuahua Halloween Pirate tile is hand-sculpted from polymer clay. The tan Chihuahua lays on an orange background. He is dressed in a little pirate's outfit including black and white striped shirt, red neck scarf, black eye patch, large round hoop earring and his mighty sword (okay, okay it's just a miniature butter knife, but don't tell him that). He also holds his very own pumpkin basket to get all of those tasty Halloween treats.

The approximate size of the tile is 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" square and hangs from a white ribbon.

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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