Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

{Tiger pattern Bangle bracelet}

I have been going Tiger crazy the last week or two..
I learned to make this tiger pattern from polymer clay and I like it so much I designed a mini collection around it.
I thought I'd share my mini obsession with you.

{round 2 hole tiger buttons}

{Wild Thing Necklace}
The necklace is my favorite piece in the collection I think it's beautiful if I do say so myself.

{square link bracelet}

This is the newest piece in the collection, I like it alot too. I tried it on and it's a comfortable bracelet to wear because it's adjustable.

I have a couple of other designs for this collection in the works and then maybe I'll have it out of my system,lol.

All of the pieces in this post can be found split between my 2 online gift shops.
Http:// or
if you are interested or want to see more photos of these pieces check them out.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Introducing CatsWire

Cat's Wire is a very talented artisan who describes herself as a "Bookworm by day, crazy cat lady and hooked on wire in the evening!" She lives in Southern Germany with her Husband and 4 cats.

She is very talented with wire and incorporates polymer clay along with gemstones and beads to make some awesome wearable wire sculptures.

She also is a talented miniaturist and sculpter who uses my favorite medium Polymer Clay to bring her designs to life.

Cat is a proud member of the ArtFire Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild and sells her lovely creations at she writes a very interesting blog Check out her sites you won't be disappointed.

Friday, July 23, 2010

What my Hubby does for fun

My husband Jose is a historian and he loves to get dressed up in period clothing and along with a group of friends act out historical events. They do this to educate and entertain groups of people and to help raise funds for different charities.

He has several periods in history he reenacts. He portrays a Confederate telegrapher,A Mountain Man,wild west cowboy and a Mexican revolutionary.

He is a walking,talking encyclopedia of historical facts.
He has a huge collection of period artifacts and costumes. He has made by hand most of the items in his Mountain Man and revolutionary costumes. He tries to keep things as authentic as he can even using the buckskin from the deer he has hunted.

Here he is as a revolutionary..

He has a great time doing this and loves to share his knowledge with anyone interested...
This week end he and a group of reenactors will be setting up a Civil War Encampment at the Livery Stable in Brazil Indiana. If you are in the area check them out.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The 12 days of Christmas in July Sale

Many of the shops on are having Christmas in July Sales.....My shop is having one as well.
July 11-25th.
FREE SHIPPING!!! on all jewelry items
BOGO!! Buy 3 bath and body items or candles and get 1 FREE!!!!! feel free to mix and match
go to my shop at and check out what's new in my Studio.

I still have a few Holiday items in my shop if you want to get started on your decorations early.

So if your ready to start your Holiday shopping; I know I am Artfire is the place to start for a Handmade Christmas

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Meet EmilyClaireCreations

Valerie of Http:// is a wonderful Artist from Ohio who is inspired by nature and her environment. She is the stay at home Mom to her 2 adorable daughters whom she has named her shop after.

In her studio Bio Valerie says:
"Making jewelry makes me supremely happy. It is a one true medium where I can express myself. I follow my bliss. I believe it shows in my designs. Jewelry should be something anyone can wear no matter what size, shape, age or color you are, it is a statement to accentuate your personality." I like how she thinks and I agree it shows in all the beautiful items in her shop.

I have picked several of my favorites to share

I really like the style and composition of this piece. I think it looks like a piece of treasure that's been around for a long, long time.

I absolutely love this acorn that she has sculpted it's classy and whimsical at the same time. So if you like her style as much as I do check out her ArtFire studio where she is running a Christmas in July sale offering a 15% discount coupon.

Valerie is a proud member of the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild of ArtFire.