Friday, October 31, 2008

Handmade Polymer Clay Beads

Ms. Penny Punk Kid Head Beads
I just wanted to share a set of new beads that I've put in my shop -- this is Ms. Penny Punk Kid Beads. Ms. Penny Punk Kid head beads. This is a set of two Ms. Penny Punk head beads. The beads match Ms. Penny the Punk Kid Bead also available in my shop shown below. Beads are pierced vertically from top of head to bottom.

Size is approximate:
4/8" vertical (top to bottom)
5/8" horizontal (ear to ear)
1/2" horizontal (nose to back of head)

Ms. Penny Punk Kid Bead
Ms. Penny is one of my Punk Kid beads. This little girl loves punk and loves purple! It's her favorite color and she just loves her purple hair. Ms. Penny is hand-sculpted from polymer clay. She is all purple except for green cane heart on her tummy and green shoes. She has a green Swarovski crystal on the side of her head.

The approximate size of the bead is:
1-1/8" top to bottom
6/8" side to side
5/8" front to back

The bead is pierced vertically from top of head to bottom.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

How To Scrabble Tile and Glass Pendants

Complete Scrabble Tile Pendant Kit
Sun and Moon Craft Kits offers loads of kits just like these. If you ever wanted to learn how to make scrabble tile pendants, glass pendant or magnets check out this shop. Everything is included in the kit at a very reasonable price. There are also extra tile and glass pieces that you can order if you find yourself wanting to make more and more and more -- we all know how addicting crafting can get!

Mini Rectangle Kit with Chiyogami Paper

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Coupons and How To's

Baby Album

Joanne's is offering loads of free how-to's on their website. They have everything and anything you can imagine and they are all free. I have chosen a couple of projects that I got off their website. There are loads of holiday ideas and how-to's also. So if you are looking for something new to try out, check out Joanne's and their project page -- you'll definitely find something there to peak your interest!

Animal Buddies Bookmark


Michaels is offering a 40% off any one regular priced item Wednesday October 29, 2008 through Saturday, November 1, 2008.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Necklace Cord or Ribbon

Hot Pink Rubber Necklace Cord

Whether it's cords, ribbons or wire, Gems4Us has the supplies you'll need to bring out the beauty in your pendants and necklaces. The shop is full of supplies like these and even though I'm just showcasing the pinks, these are available in loads of colors. If you're looking for clasps, this shop also carries some toggle clasp closures along with various beads, charms and findings.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Polymer Clay Beads

Otis and his Owl Bead Set

Otis is another character from my Punk Kid Beads collection from NanjoDogz. Otis loves to play at night when the owls come out, he just loves owls and has found a new friend in this little owl.

Otis and his owl are beads, both are pierced vertically from top to bottom. They are both done in matching colors of orange, green and purple. Otis has a green heart cane on his tummy and an orange Swarovski crystal on his booty.

Size of beads is approximate:

1-1/8" tall x 5/8" wide side to side x 5/8" wide front to back

Owl is a tiny owl bead:
4/8" tall x 4/8" around

Friday, October 24, 2008

Art and Craft Supply Sales

Joanne's Online Savings
- Save 25% on all Lion Brand Yarns and use this coupon for free shipping with $25.00 or more purchase.

Jerry's Artarama Sale

Knitting Anyone?

In Deep Knit Knitting Needles
Now that winter is coming, it's time to sit down, have a cup of tea and start all of those knitting projects you've been just dying to try. And why not start out with these fabulous knitting needles by Chelle -- these will definitely give you a little smile as you're stitching away. I just love these! And then head on over to JeanetteJed for some stitch markers -- her shop is full of fun stitch markers and row counter bracelets.

Red Jasper Stitch Markers

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Encaustic Painting

Pine Cone Brown- Home Made Encaustic Wax

Here's a great shop if you're in the market for encaustic wax -- or if you're new to encaustic painting and you want to give encaustic painting a try. Newbyart not only sells the wax you'll need,
there's also a beginner's tutorial on how to paint with the wax. If you're in the market for artwork done in this medium you may want to browse around the shop to see some of the encaustic artwork that's available there as well.

Encaustic Painting Tutorial for Beginners -
Learn to Paint with Wax

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Scrapbook -- Mixed Media -- Card Making

Vintage Lilac, Lavender & Lace Embellishment,
Millinery and Trim Set

I found ShaneLilyRain yesterday and had so much fun browsing through this shop. There are loads of stuff for all crafts in this shop from scrapbook to mixed media to card making to sewing. What I liked most in this shop were her bundles of goodies. I love the idea of packaging products like this because I know for me as a crafter I always love to get packages of goodies. I always ask my family members if they have little things they aren't using to give them to me and they'll give me a box of 'junk' as they call it. And when I open that box of junk, my eyes get wide like a little kid and it turns that box of junk into a box of little treasures. My creativity comes alive and it opens my mind to many new ideas. I'm not sure why that is, but I get much more creative when I get a box of various bits than I do when I get a package of the same item -- make sense to any other crafters out there or am I alone on this?

Tub of Vintage Whimsy and Embellishments

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another great coupon from Micheals -- good 10/22 through 10/25/2008. Stock up!!

Cabachon Charm Covers

Hollow Dome Bubble Cabochon Charm Cover Cabs
I love, love, love these little plastic domes. There are countless ways these can be used. A couple of ways that come to mind are in jewelry add trinkets, beads, photos -- or for a scrapbook album cover these would definitely add charm protecting a photo with small trinkets added. I found these little beauties at Mermaid Treasures. They can be used in any number of craft projects. The bottom photo is an example photo the shop had to give you an idea of what can be done with these precious little domes and don't worry if you need the settings, they are also available in the shop.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Digital Collage Sheets

Flora Flowers No. 4

For loads of high resolution collage sheets check out Paperstreet. Each collage sheet contains several royalty free images suitable for collages, ACEO art trading cards, or other mixed media artwork. And the best part is there's no delivery charge, these collage sheets are delivered via email as a downloadable JPEG file.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Holiday Craft Sites - Free Projects

I thought I would check around for some sites that offer free craft projects for the holidays since they are right around the corner. These would be great sites to look for a fun, new project to start on your own, with a friend, family member or just spend a day creating with the kids. I'd like to share a few sites that I found today that offer free craft projects, free patterns and more for arts and crafts.

All Free Crafts
The project I really fell in love with on this site is the Paperback Christmas Tree. This is a great idea because it involves recycling. If you have some old paperback books that you were going to toss why not make them into something new like this Christmas tree. It's so very simple and you can make quite a few trees with just one paperback book for a lovely display.

North Pole Christmas offers a variety of free patterns and shapes for templates. I love their Santa Patterns. These are great if you need a template for any number of projects, sewing, woodcraft and foam are just a few.

Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities
has a great selection of kid's crafts for Thanksgiving. I think my favorite is the Thanksgiving Poem Placement, I love this idea. The placement has a poem that you can copy and paste onto your project, but having the kids make up a poem for each family member with their own drawing would be special to each recipient.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thank you and here's my Favs

As I was dropping my Entrecards I realized I was nominated by gypsygoods for this award:

How great is that -- thank you so much!

It is really hard to pick my favorites because I have so many, but here are just a handful: - Loves these cats and their stories! - Love this political blog! - Love Daisy and all her antics! - Love these adorable photos of animals! - Love DIY! - Love the darker side of Etsy! - Love the amazing beadwork!

There are so many more that I love to browse through each and every day. I really am thankful to Entrecard because it has introduced me to so many blogs.

If you are one of the recipients and you want to participate, here are the instructions:
  1. A winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
  2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
  3. Nominate up to 7 other blogs.
  4. Put links to the nominated blogs on your blog.
  5. Leave a message on the nominated blogs.
Thank you again,

Supplies Galore

Neodymium Rare Earth Disc Magnets
Here's a great shop with loads of various supply items for any number of your artistic needs. They have supplies for every day crafting to holidays from bamboo tiles to magnets and everything in between, so if you're looking for any number of supplies check out AnnaBelleAbbyJackie.

Brown Bamboo Tile Beads

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lampwork Glass Beads - oh my

Boro Lampwork Glass Bead Nuggets
Glass beads to drool over -- I think these photos say it all. Amazing and quite beautiful. If you're in the market for some new glass beads, you've got to check out Stoney Marie Designs, this shop is full of some pretty amazing handmade beads!

Made to Order Boro Lampwork Glass Bead Barrel Rolos

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vinyl Wall Decals

Birds in Birdcage

These decals from Single Stone Studios are wonderful for dressing up your walls whether it be in a home, office, bedroom, any where in the home, these definitely add a touch of elegance. Love these.

Birdie Bird on Branch with Leaves

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fragrance Oils

Cucumber Melon Fragrance Oil - 1 oz
If you're into making candles, soaps or potpourri, check out these fragrance oils at MeliasCreations. They look yummy! These are high quality, professional grade oils to use for your many projects where a delicious scent is essential.

Pear Fragrance Oil - 1 oz.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pinky Noodles

Eyelash Black Bunny w/White Flower Charms
Pinky Noodles is a shop full of plastic flowers and charms, plastic celluloid Lucite goodies, acrylic beads -- and here are a couple of my favorites. I love kitsch and these charms are to die for if you love it too. This shop is full of these type of fun, bright and lively charms that you'll want to add to any of your creations.

Darling Doe Eyed Deer Charms

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pinky Punk Kid Head Beads

Punk Kids - Pinky Head Bead Set
I have added to my collection of punk kid beads - introducing Pinky the Punk kid head beads. This is a set of two beads that match Pinky and her dog bead set also available in my shop.

Beads are pierced vertically from top of head to bottom.
Size is approximate:
1/2" vertical (top to bottom)
3/4" horizontal (braid to braid)
1/2" horizontal (nose to back of head)

All beads are hand-sculpted from polymer clay. Pinky is made up of colors pink, orange and green.

Pinky and her Dog Bead Set

Friday, October 3, 2008

Michaels Coupon - 20% off Entire Purchase

Here is a printable coupon for Michaels -- it's for 20% off your entire order. It's good through October 11th so snap up some great craft supplies from Michaels. I'm just mad I'll be on vacation for the week and not near a Micheals -- go figure the week I'm going to be gone they have a 20% off sale. Well, I'm hoping somebody can get a chance to use the coupon -- have a great week everyone -- see you back here real soon.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lucite and Metal Flowers

Green Lucite Lillies
I love these flower pieces I found at spiritgirl, a shop full of bead and jewelry supplies. These big, bright metal flowers are great and these tiny, delicate Lucite flowers would add a touch of joy to any piece!

Hot Pink Metal Flowers

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fibers and Yarn

Concord - Falkland Wool
Fat Cat Knits, a great shop to find hand painted fibers and yarns with many colors to choose from -- and if you can't find a color in the shop that suits your fancy, custom dye and spinning requests are welcome, how great is that!
Fizz-hand painted sock yarn

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