Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wire Wrap Hair Sticks

I have something new and fun to share today!

A Facebook friend commented on a necklace I posted and asked if I made any hair accessories then described what she was looking for.  I looked for inspiration online, slept on it and went to work.  
These are fun!

I no longer have long hair so I asked one of my daughters friends to be my model.

This heart shaped hair stick is 5 1/2" long by 1 1/4" at its widest point.  
To give it a little design detail I wrapped it with wire then antiqued and polished it.  I also gave it a protective coating using ProtectaClear.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Luscious African Jade, Red Brecciated Jasper, Silver Blue Kyante Oh My!

Look what came in the mail!  
A small supply order for semi precious gemstone pendants and beads oh my!  

From left to right:
  • Red Brecciated Jasper beads and point pendant
  • Chubby Faceted Natural Carnelian pendant
  • Luscious African Jade beads and pendant
  • Chevron Amethyst point pendant
  • Sodalite point pendant
  • Silver Blue Kyanite pendant

I can't wait to create something beautiful with these!  
I'll be sure to blog about what they become.

Oh I almost forgot!  Today's blog post marks number 1500 in the lifetime of my blog - wow that's a lot of talking...  

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Copper Scripture Cuff Bracelet

My husband Rick has been working on some neat copper cuff bracelets.
This one is The Full Armor of God - Ephesians 6:10-18  

It's made from solid copper, he's cut out and soldered and/or riveted each implement using copper and brass.  It's been antiqued and polished then treated with ProtectaClear to preserve the patina he gave it.  It measures 1 1/4" wide and about 7 1/4" in diameter & was made to fit an average wrist size.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Antique Copper & Black Agate Freestyle Bracelet

This bracelet features a Copper Freestyle Swirl center link with Black Agate Coin & Tube Beads. It's been antiqued and polished to bring out the natural beauty of the metal. Finished with a protective treatment to preserve the antiqued finish.  I made it to be adjustable in size from a 7" - 7 3/4"
  • Handmade
  • Antiqued Copper
  • Black Agate Semi Precious Gemstones
  • Lobster Claw Closure
  • Adjustable Fit

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kingman Boulder Turquoise Necklace

I thought it might be fun to start sharing some of the jewelry I've made using the Kingman Turquoise from our trip not too long ago.  This necklace uses Boulder Turquoise.  This type of Turquoise has more of the "host rock" in it than regular Kingman Turquoise.  I love the look of it!

 I used a rectangle shaped bead for a focal in the center of the necklace that I thought was gorgeous then added the Classic Hoop link between the 8mm Boulder Turquoise beads.  It's finished with a handmade hook and eye closure and has been antiqued and polished to bring out the beauty of the metal then treated with ProtectaClear to preserve the patina I gave it.  It measures about 18" long.

I also made a pair of matching earrings.  My Classic Hoops don't always look identical but these two I focused all my energy on getting them as close as possible!  

If you are interested in learning how to make the Classic Hoops I learned from The Missing Link book by Cindy Wimmer.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Etched Copper Cuff Bracelet - Paisley Design

I have another etched copper project I did back in July to share with you today.

I LOVE the way this Paisley cuff bracelet turned out!

This is a 1 1/4" strip of copper sheet that's been etched with a paisley design.  

The etching process is pretty cool and uses a skill set I learned while making greeting cards if you can imagine that.  I was so excited when I learned how to etch metal, I had some of the supplies already!

In a future blog post I'll take you through the process of etching copper using pictures.  
I need to do a supply order, I used all the Ferric Chloride...

  • Available in our ArizonaCopperCraft Etsy shop 
  • $35.00 + $3.00 shipping within the USA

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sandy Beaches Cold Process Soap

It was soap making day around here back in August,  my hubby's at work, the kids in school...

This is a picture of  Sandy Beaches wet soap just poured into two 3 pound silicon molds.

And, here's a photo of this same soap after it's been cut into bars and cleaned up.
It's rested on the curing rack for six weeks now.

Full cure date for this one has already arrived - September 19, 2016.
If you'd like to purchase any of this soap they are $5.50 a bar before shipping.  Leave a comment here, contact me on Facebook, or e mail me.

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