Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ZT for Kids!: We have winners!!

ZT for Kids!: We have winners!!: Wow! What an amazing group of Lilah Beans!! My army of minions... If you were expecting them to be in neat, efficient rows... ...

I'm so excited! I won The Head Beans Choice Award over at ZT for Kids!! I want to thank Sandy for such a fun contest!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Zentangle Fun

Have you heard of zentangles? If you love doodles and doodling then you'll love the zentangle art form as well. In my search to learn more about it I came across this fabulous site It was there that I found Sandy Steen Bartholomew's books on Zentangles. I started with her first book Totally Tangled and was hooked! When her second book Yoga for Your Brain came out, I just had to have it. Well, Sandy has written another book, Zentangle for Kids and with it's release, she is having a contest! The grand prize is an Official Zentangle Kit and a copy of  her Zentangle for Kids book, both of which are on my wish list. I just had to enter. For Sandy's contest, she is in need of minions, minions made to look like her daughter Lilah's little Lilah Beans. Super cute and really fun and I set out to make some. I made a necklace for Sandy and Lilah and you can see my entry here and everyone's entries here. You can also vote for the entry you like best on the poll on the left hand side of the blog. Let me tell you, it's a tough choice, all of the entries are great and I'm excited to be a part of this contest!

Sandy sells all of her books along with zentangle supplies and kits in her Etsy shop and don't forget to check out her BEEZ in the Belfry blog as well as her Zentangle for Kids blog!

The picture above is my first zentangle inspired artwork :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Back in the swing of things...

I can't believe it's been since November since I last updated my blog. My temp job has ended and I'm finally getting my creative mojo back! I still need to get out to the studio and make more lampwork beads and I have ideas but it's been so cold out there! So lately I've decided to focus on my hand stamped metal jewelry and have added a few new Blythe necklaces to the shop.

My most popular design to date is the Blythe personalized name necklaces. So I thought I would add more designs to the shop. I now offer a similar necklace without personalization, just a simple stamped image on a slightly smaller blank, you can choose from any of my design stamps. The above picture shows the newest designs available and I also have a bunny, cat, and shamrock I recently picked up.

I also have a new line called Mood Swings for Blythe. Each necklace has 3 different charms each stamped in "text talk" conveying a particular mood. The themes currently available are Everyday, Sweet and Naughty. Just flip the charm to pick the message your girl would like to convey that day. Pretty fun! I have tons of ideas for these necklaces and would love to hear yours as well.

In the near future I will be adding more metal stamped necklaces in human size too so stay tuned!