Monday, March 11, 2013

Work & Inspiration

I have a couple of new items in my shop that I want to show off, as well as this weeks inspiration. I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest and Etsy just browsing lately and there are just so many beautiful things! I can't help but share the things that inspire me.

Both of these pieces are in my shop, which you can visit by clicking here. 


Spring is right around the corner (March 20th!) and I think we are so blessed to have access to so much beautiful and inspiring art. Here are a few of my favorites from this week:


parrot tulips

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Old Soul

Inspiration for this snowy day:

Happy Sunday! There is a huge snow storm right now. I feel inspired by the contrast outside, the dark weather lit up by the bright white snow...very calming. Take a look at these gorgeous shops featured here today, lots of beauty to behold!

Friday, February 22, 2013

A Pinterest Post!

Here are a few beautiful/delicious things from my pinterest feed! If you are on pinterest, lets be friends!

Have a fabulous and inspired weekend! Happy pinning!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bronze Clay Experiment Part I

I’ve been experimenting with bronze and copper clay lately! While I was getting ready to start with the bronze clay, I thought I’d take some pictures to post here on my blog. The first picture (step 1) is the clay as it comes out of the package, before I’ve done anything to it. Then I took a chunk off, kneaded it a little and rolled it out to about "four cards thick."

The next picture (step 2) is after I’ve rolled the clay and used a brass leaf charm as a template to cut out the leaf pattern and veins. I also cut out a larger outline of the same leaf charm for the backing and put them on my mug warmer to dry. After the pieces have dried they’re leather-hard and this is when I do all my filing, additional shaping, clean-up work and then “glue” the two pieces together with bronze clay slip that I made by mixing a small amount of clay and clay filings with a little water. 

At this stage each clay is different. Silver clay has no flexibility and will break easily. Copper clay isn’t quite as unforgiving as silver, but isn’t as flexible as bronze. After gluing the two pieces together I put it back on the mug warmer to dry again. The leaf in step 3 is ready to go into the kiln, but I need to do some test firing first. More photos to come!

Happy Sunday! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Something Blue

Check out this blue bridal set! Blue themed weddings are so gorgeous and timeless. See these and other blue items in my shop by clicking here.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Valetine's Day Part I - Red

Out of one Holiday rush and right into another! No complaints here! Valentine's day is in a month and I want to share some of my favorite items from Etsy to celebrate. This is part one of three, so make sure to check back for more colorful fun!
1. emmalamb 2. VeraVague 3. IlluminatedPerfume 4. newnanc 
5. tookies 6. TheDrifterLeather 7. sandmaidensleepwear 
Featured Item from My Shop:

Sunday, January 6, 2013


I wanted to share a few gorgeous treasuries! Two I made, and the last I was featured in. "Brightest" is a Treasury Titans team treasury! Can you spot me in the last treasury? Enjoy! I would love it if you would visit these lists and check out the featured shops! They all have beautiful items.

Share a link to your latest treasury in the comments so that I can visit them and comment!