Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

We were lucky enough to spend another weekend in the Reno
 and discovered another great birding area, Rancho San Rafael Park.
They've done a beautiful job, lots of different types of walking/hiking and LOTS of nature, I think it will be one of our go to spots especially since it's so close to the city.

The first time we went I was lucky enough to photograph this beautiful Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk on a fence on the border of the park.

In another area of the park I came across this Juvenile Red Shouldered Hawk,
 I get to add this one to my list!!

Only a few feet away from the Red Shouldered Hawk was this gorgeous Rufous Hummingbird.
There were lots of birds either perched or flying very close to the hawk,
 I suppose they are keeping a close eye on it's location.
The light caught it just right and very pops the color on it's back.

Another new bird for me, the Western Kingbird! I'm very lucky to get this shot, it was quite a distance away and I was perched on the side of a hill but I got an ok picture of it, enough to get an ID.

While not a bird who can resist a cute old Bull Frog.
There were 3 of them croaking away and this one was the closest and was a very cooperative subject.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mini Shop Update Tomorrow

Busy busy busy day today.
 I got almost a full load of Copper ready to fire tonight and loads of new Polymer Clay as well.
I'm having fun with double sided button type pieces but I want to do more!!
They seem to have helped me get my mojo revved up!!!

Here are a couple of things, some are listed some I'll list tomorrow.

Tiny spacer beads, each one a little different.

Two Tone Barrels

Sinkers, Graduated colors of Ivory, Turquoise and Gray

Puffy 2 sided Sea Urchin Donuts


AJE Earring Challenge Reveal #13 weeks 27-28

The time flies by between reveals.
It's week 13 and here is the AJE Earring Challenge REVEAL!!

My first pair is all about purple.
Purple Polymer Clay Flowers paired with gorgeous Purple beads from Wandering Spirit.

Purple Passion Flower Earrings

The gorgeous firey Lampwork headpins are the star of the show on my second pair.
I teamed them up with some Ammonite bits in Polymer Clay at a 90 degree angle.
 Then a small orange Lampwork bead and a tiny bone bead top them off.
I can't remember the artist who made these amazing headpins,
 I hope somebody can tell me so I can give proper credit!

As the day goes on more and more people will link up (below) so check back to hope around and see all the beautiful creations.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Just listed and Coming soon

Polymer Clay on the brain lately.
 I spend most of the morning making and listing and I think I've about had it for the day.
So here are some of the newly listed bits and some that I'll probably list tomorrow.

Today was a yellow and orange kind of day.
These Roses above and discs below have dark accents.

The Poppies below with white!

Here's something that's neither yellow or orange, something new that I love in this neutral shade.

And the last ones that aren't listed quite yet I used lots of color!

What color shall I choose next?
Any requests!!
I'd love to hear what you think about these new pieces,
constructive criticism always welcome!

Don't miss the AJE Earring Reveal
coming up late tonight early tomorrow!


Friday, July 19, 2013

Polymer Clay Shop Update

Check out my ETSY SHOP for a Polymer Clay Update this morning.
 Here are a few of the items you'll find.

Pink Poppy

Purple, Turquoise and Red Roses

Purple and Gold Flower

Red Discs with White or Dark Accents

Purple/Lavender Discs with White or Dark Accents

Neutral Bone/Ivory Discs

I also added this Trio a week or so ago.

Red Garden Set or 3

I hope you enjoy my new work, I'm certain enjoying creating them for you!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Playing with Polymer Clay again

Just time for a group shot of the stuff I've been playing with the last week or so.
Hope to have time to take individual pics and get most of them listed this weekend.
Most of them are 2 sided.

As always if there is anything you must have just drop me a line, no need to wait for them to be listed.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine

Congratulations to Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads
for her Earrings featured in the Summer 2013 issue of 

She combined some of her amazing Lampwork with my Copper Headpins for these gorgeous earrings.

Belle Armoire
You can find her wonderful beads at
Numinosity Beads


Sunday, July 7, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge Reveal 12, weeks 25&26

This week I have to very different pair of earrings to reveal!

Copper Cocoons

The first pair feature gorgeous Lampwork beads by Andrea Guarino-Slemmons
and Copper Ammonite Cocoons made by me.

Crusty Flower Earrings

My second pair are much more cutsie and feminine.
Starting with wonderful crusty flower glass beads by HavanaBeads,
and I believe the adorable dotted beads are by Golem Studio
They are actually somewhat out of my normal style but I love them anyway!

Checkout all the links to the other reveals below and enjoy!!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Seeing Stars Tutorial

I played with Polymer Clay this weekend,
 pop on over to the Art Jewelry Elements Blog for a down and dirty tutorial on these Chubby Stars!