Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas ornaments from the Art Bead Scene Blog hop

Here's the list for the Art Bead Scene ornament hop:

Art Bead Scene Blog

I've been making lots of pendants these days (or experimenting anyway...), and somehow along the way they became ornaments for my tree!  There are 4 pointed and 5 pointed stars, discs, a tree and a slightly spirally leaf.  All of these have textures from my own texture plates and color from alcohol inks and metallic rubs.  They are really quite simple, but I love the glowing colors.  Guess I'm trying to reproduce in these the wonderful glowy Christmas tree light colors I remember from my youth...I think that the ecologically correct LED lights just aren't the same.  Sigh.

Excuse the  overabundance of pictures, no time to make a mosaic today!  Enjoy the hop!

Going to get my tree soon, the kids have been asking....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Virtual Craft Fair and a giveaway for someone!

Just in time for the Holidays!

I'm participating in a really interesting virtual craft fair sponsored by the amazing Lori Anderson of  Pretty Things.  This is actually Day 6 of a showcase featuring lots of incredible artists.  The drawing will be done next week for all the lucky winners.  If you are coming to this show for the first day, don't forget to look at all the other days (1-5) so you can comment for a chance to win there too!

This is my giveaway - 1 set of patchwork  beads
                                 1 Christmas star
                                 1 hollow double-sided pendant

The lucky winner will get all this.  But, in order to get your name in the draw, you must comment on Lori's blog - not on this one!  (Well, comment here too, cause I love to hear what you have to say....)

So, go on over to Lori's wonderful blog and put your name in.  Be sure to read the 'how to' at the top of the page to see how to score extra points by using your blog, Facebook and Twitter!

Just some close-ups so you can see what you'll be getting!  Can't wait to read your comments!