Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Punk Kid Beads - Mohawk Blue

Mohawk Blue Punk Kid Head Beads

So every once in a while I like to make other critter and kitschy beads. I love to create dogs, but this is my second love making these little punk kid beads and critter beads. I call this punk kid Mohawk Blue, well because of his blue Mohawk of course. I have made a full sized bead and two smaller head beads to match.

Punk Kid Mohawk Blue Bead

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ceramic Art

Cat with Bird Plate, natalyasots

Incredible is the only way to describe these ceramic art pieces by natalyasots. They are a joy to your eyes, each piece a work of art. Her teapots and cups are also functional so not only do you get a great piece of art, it's a piece you can use as well. It's one of those shops where you fall in love with every piece. Enjoy.

Blue Cup w/Red Buttons and Green Interior, natalyasots

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dog Collars and Matching Cuffs

Dog Collar and Owner Cuff Set - Cut Flowers on Red Leather

I love the shop greenbelts, dog collars to match cuffs -- what a great concept, I mean who wouldn't want a great looking dog collar and a matching cuff for one's self? And even if you don't have a dog, there are loads of great cuffs for wrists and ankles that you can purchase alone -- did I mention I love this shop!

Dog Collar and Owner Cuff Set White/Silver Polka Dots

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from Santa

Here's Santa at the beginning of the day, bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to hop on that sleigh and deliver all the treats to all those good pups out there and ........

... here's Santa at the end of the day, tired from delivering all those Scooby snacks -- it's been a long night driving through the snow trying to make it to every pup in the world. Merry Christmas from my Santa to all of your furry friends.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone

Maltese Shabby Chic Pendant

The Maltese Shabby Chic pendant is hand-sculpted from polymer clay, stamped and painted in white, green and red acrylic paints. The entire piece is then distressed and varnish sealed for protection. The pendant is available in my Etsy shop and is one of only a few that I made in this shabby chic style. What do you think of this style?

Size is approximate:
1" square, adding bail 1-1/2" top to bottom

Pomeranian Shabby Chic Pendant

This lovely Pomeranian Shabby Chic pendant is hand-sculpted from polymer clay, stamped and painted in gold, yellow and pink acrylic paints. The entire piece is then distressed and varnish sealed for protection.

Size is approximate:
1" square, adding bail 1-1/2" top to bottom

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Devilman who?

I know you're probably all sick of this by now, but this is the last one -- trust me I'm tired of it too. This is the last handmade gift I'm making for my nephews, thankfully he's the last one I have. He wanted this Devilman whoever that is. He gave me the picture (which you can kind of see in the background in the photo below) and I just worked from there. The piece is sculpted from polymer clay and painted, the best part is his eyes, they're made with glow in the dark clay). I know it's some character out of a comic book that he just loves and I know he spent lots of time and money hunting these comics down. So here he is Devilman. And I have to tell you it was a real pain especially that guy popping out of his head, he was way small! Why, oh why couldn't my sister have one girl, just one?

Anybody ever heard of this dude Devilman?

Christmas Ornaments

I just love Christmas ornaments and I love to decorate my tree with all different ornaments. I love the handmade ones the most! I especially love the ones that I've got from the kids when they were young, all of their handmade ornaments are so fun to go back and look at year after year. How do you like to decorate your tree? I love a Victorian style tree, with various ornaments, lots of frilly stuff, with a main color running throughout. Do you like handmade ornaments, do you like to have your ornaments match or have a theme or color theme?

Papillon with Dog Angel Ornament, nanjodogz

Cottage Pink Ornaments, myeuropeantouch

Teddy Bear Coke Ornaments, recycledthings

2008 Twin Christmas Ornament, clayqts

Mama Butterfly and Baby Ornament, mamazakka

Wire Fox Terrier Wool Dog Ornament, Leafpeople

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yazzy The Yorkie with Loofa Toy

Little Yazzy girl
has gots her favorite toy laying right in front of her and I double dare you to try and get it away from her. She may look sweet, but when it comes to her toys, well truth be told she's a bit stingy :)

Little Yazzy is entirely hand-sculpted from polymer clay, painted in acrylic paints and varnish sealed.

Size is approximate:
2" tall
1-1/2" wide side to side
2" wide front to back

Corgi Ring

Sterling Silver, Enamel, Wrap Around Cardigan Welsh Corgi Ring

I was just browsing through Etsy and found this wonderful ring. Pretty amazing isn't it? It's made of sterling silver and enamel - size 6. I fell in love with it and do believe it would be a wonderful addition to any Corgi lover's jewelry.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An Indicater Christmas

If you're looking for some great Christmas music check out an Indicator Christmas. It's got some really wonderful music, a couple of my favorites Nina Hynes, Twinkle and Loxsly's, Santa Got the Spins. You can check out the website and listen to the songs there, you won't be disappointed, try some new music this holiday season.

Monday, December 15, 2008

World of Warcraft Request

Okay, so I think I mentioned I was making my nephews their Christmas presents this year instead of buying them something. My youngest nephew wanted this sword that he says has something to do with World of Warcraft, which I know absolutely nothing about other than the fact that every time I visit my sister's house he's always on the computer playing it. Anyhow, it's another piece that I'm not used to doing, don't these boys know I like cute? I guess cute is just not something teenage boys are interested in, no sugar and spice here.

But I do have one question I was thinking about putting a varnish on it, but kinda like it without and I'm afraid once I put it on there's no going back. Only problem is if it's not varnished it will be much harder to keep clean s0 that's my quesion varnish or no varnish?

Photo I had to work from and the finished piece

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Holiday Gift for Dad

Here is a request I had to do for a polar bear, which was my very first polar bear sculpture. A fellow Etsy and EFA member mvegan5 requested a Polar Bear for her dad to give as a gift this holiday season. Michele who is a wonderful advocate for animals and one of those true blessings to all our furry friends had adopted a polar bear through Defenders of Wildlife and thought it would be a great gift for her dad to put on his desk. Thank you Michele for the request, it was fun to do this polar bear and I hope your dad loves it!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My latest creation... Benny the Boston Terrier

Okay, so Benny was just out in the garden, playing amongst the flowers when this little bumblebee decided to hop on his nose. Well, needless to say Benny is baffled, befuddled and bewildered as to what to do next -- should he remain still or bat that little booger.

The Boston Terrier and the bumblebee are hand-sculpted from polymer clay. The tiny bumblebee has little glow in the dark wings to help Benny find his way at night.

Approximate size is:
2-1/4" tall nose to base
1" wide (front to back)
1" wide (side to side)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How do you feel about Feedback?

Little Ms. Applelina wants to know how do you feel about feedback? As a seller and as a buyer? I know for me I love to get feedback, but I've learned after selling for a while, to not take it so seriously. I mean I still love to get it, but I've come to realize that not everybody feels it's that important. I do have a bad habit as a seller though I must admit, I'm always looking to see if people left me feedback, but I often forget to leave feedback for the buyer. I try to do it as soon as the person has paid for the item and I've shipped it out, but I sometimes just plain forget.

So my question is how do you feel about feedback? Is it important to you? When do you leave feedback yourself as a seller, when item is shipped? And as a buyer do you always leave feedback? Even if you're not really pleased with the item are you truthful about the fact that you're not pleased or do you choose to not leave any feedback? Inquiring minds want to know.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Greyhound and Peacock Feathers Pendant

Greyhound in Profile w/Peacock Feathers Pendant

This Greyhound piece was first hand-sculpted, then stamped. The entire piece was painted in golden brown and blue/green colors and sits in a gold tone setting.

Size is approximately 1-1/2" around

Hand-sculpted from polymer clay.

Way Cool Buttons

Green Glass Art Nouveau Button

Are these buttons out of this world or what? They come to you from OldeTymeNotions. I mean they are absolutely gorgeous and can be used in oh so many ways, on a sweater, sewn to a hat, a scarf, added as a jewelry centerpiece -- they are something else don't you agree? What would you do creatively with these buttons?

Dragonfly Button

Friday, December 5, 2008

Spotted Cow Soaps

Lovin Your Feet Loofah Soap

I'm happy to say that it's time for the Etsy Blogger's Team Featured Member of the month and this month's honor goes to SpottedCowSoaps. What a glorious shop full of handmade soaps, lotions, oils and gift baskets all made with love and each product full of sweet smells to pamper your every skincare need! Here are a couple of my favorite picks.

Cupcake Soaps

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Handmade Gifts

So I decided to make something for my nephews this Christmas and my one nephew just loved the last Batman movie and the Joker. He's got Joker hats, Joker T's, Joker this and that so I decided to make him a key chain. Now this is so far from my realm of creativity, although I love the darker side I always seem to create cutesy things and it was kind of fun exploring that side. I think it came out pretty cool -- what do you think?

I am trying to make something for each of my nephews so there may be more to follow - depending on whether I can do it or not -- my other nephew gave me some real challenging ideas.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Lil Sumptin Auction for HSUS

Fellow Etsy and EFA member alilsumptinsumptin is auctioning off two lovely necklaces with 100% of the proceeds going to HSUS. This shop and the woman behind it puts so much time and effort into the animals, she's a true lover of our four-legged friends, so check out these two auctions to help the critters! There's one for the dog lover and one for the cat lover. The auction is through December 5th so stop by and take a look.
Cat Lover's Woven Garden Necklace

Dog Lover's Woven Garden Necklace

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's All In The Eyes

The eyes do say so much in art and these beautiful pieces are wonderful examples of just how much they do express a feeling! The eyes in each of these artworks set off their own unique emotion. Do you enjoy the eyes in artwork; do they speak to you?

Boston Terrier Dog Art - dogartstudio

Golden Butterflies Blonde Buttferly Fairy - strangeling

Cat Show Painting - paintingsbyjude

Nightmare Faces - elizavella

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Bloggers

Here's a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope this day finds you all happy, healthy and full to the brim with family, friends and good cheer!

Something for kitty:

Organic Catnip Pumpkin Pie - CatzillaCrafts

Something for you:

Thanksgiving Charm Bracelet - poetsummer

And then after the Thanksgiving feast, something for your senses as you relax in a nice warm tub with kitty by your side resting peacefully:

Pecan Pie Scented Votive Candles

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and friends and all of your four-legged, furry friends (the bestest of friends)!

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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