In Warner Bros. movie "New Years Eve" the New Year’s ball inadvertently stops half-way down and creates a moment when Hillary Swank says the following:
It's suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by.
To remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt because that is what new years is all about --- getting another chance.
A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about what if and start embracing what would be. So when that ball drops at midnight and it will drop, let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight, but all year long.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
HERE), but looks completely different when a lace weight wool yarn is used and an "F" crochet hook.
Friday, December 28, 2012
I made one shawl, a couple of scarves and one cowl for some gifts this year. This yarn is gorgeous and crazy soft. Today and the next two posts are all made with the same stitch--foundation-less double crochet. Some people call it a "Foundation Double Crochet" as in this YouTube tutorial (click HERE).
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
I picked up some odds and ends sale yarn. Made a basket to throw them in and then sat and looked through dozens of patterns on Pinterest trying to decide what to make with the odds & ends that don't match. I guess it doesn't matter, I just need to be doing something.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A button is a fastener. It fastens (connects) one part to another - literally and, for my tree, symbolically. Wishing you lots of opportunities this holiday season to button.
Friday, December 7, 2012
“Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.” - Quote by Oren Arnold
Monday, December 3, 2012
I'm in California spending time with friends and family who are nurturing my soul and lifting my spirits. So a post of an abstract painting I made as a display for this bead crochet rope. Be back soon. Hope your holiday season has started out with kindness and joy!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Merry Christmas to me! I won the Pan 43 Necklace by Jan Cushman for Susan Lenart Kazmer Industrial ChicTM. It is stunning!HERE).
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
I got some great pieces out of a mokume gane' sheet that I used for some pendants. The above was made from the left over scraps. The inside of each piece was made from Sculpey UltraLight and baked. I then coated the baked UltraLight pieces with liquid clay and then covered them with the polymer scraps.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Fascinating artist, wonderful teacher, great class, good company and lots of fun. I learned some basic wet and needle felting. I made some beads, a small ring, a woven piece and covered a bar of soap (my favorite). More tomorrow.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I took an inclusion cane workshop from Sarah Shriver last week that was so much fun. She is a wonderful teacher and person. I am still working on my cane, but used some of it to cover a "tube" that I baked on a cable necklace. Fun to experiment and learn.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
While at the hardware store (Home Depot), I spotted this rope in the chain, rope and cording section.
They cut it on a machine that heat seals the ends. I added some polymer clay and loved the big, bold look of it.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Paula S. Morgan's beautiful beaded snowflake pattern is brought to you by Beadwork.about.com (click HERE). Hang as a stunning ornament or attach to a ribbon for a bookmark. Or how about a gift topper? Large earrings and pendant? Just sayin.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
HERE). I sold it over the weekend at the art fair. It was kind of lost in the rest of the jewelry lying on the sale table, but as soon as I hung it on one of the display boxes by itself, it sold.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I ordered some wooden stacking trays from Nilecorp.com (click HERE) to display my jewelry. Small wooden slats were glued to the inside top to accommodate small cup hooks and sawtooth hangers were nailed to the back. I received many compliments on the clean design that uniquely showcased each individual piece.
I had a great location at the entrance of the art fair and arranged my booth walls so it had two entrances/exists. With plenty of room to shop, I was fortunate to sell out of the polymer clay pieces early in the day.