Thursday, August 25, 2011

ThRiFtY tHuRsDaY

Here are a few more things I found this past week on the cheap!

All of these vintage wooden blocks were actually hidden in the bottom of a box of other items, including the wooden furniture pictured below, purchased all for $2.00.

These little vintage elves were .25 for all of them!

These vintage Christmas foil flowers and mini glass balls were .25 for the whole bag! They will be perfect for my mini tree this year!

This plastic cupi doll was .50. I think I made out like a bandit on all this!

~ Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunday, August 21, 2011

WeEkEnD wRaP~uP

I got to spend Saturday alone so I hit the yard sales and our local library had a junk jewelry sale. I got these AWESOME ceramic handmade beads for $10.00...there must be over 300 beads!

After the sales I went to Michael's and got some clearance wire and leather trims.

So, I spent part of the day today making this bracelet with my new beads, leather and some vintage links from an old choker (don't you just love the acorn design?) and a few more wire wrapped rings.

Oh, and I got these shoes...brand new, never worn for $2.00....score!

~ Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Thursday, August 18, 2011

MoTiVaTed To CrEaTe

After attending the annual Lititz Craft Street Fair last Saturday I have been more motivated than ever to create. I want to be able to set up a booth at this show next year. This fair is huge! They get over 20,000 visitors from all over the east coast. The entire town closes down for this event and there are tents for as far as you can see going in both directions from the town square. The main park in town is also filled to the brim with vendors.

So as a result of being motivated to is a look at what I've made this week.

I made these wrapped wire rings from glass beads and copper wire. I wanted to practice using copper before making the purchase of sterling silver wire. I think the turned out pretty good!

I used vintage parts for this necklace and earring set with silk ribbon and gunmetal chain and closure. I think it's really stunning for a Fall piece. What do you think? I'd love some feed back....

~ Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

My SoUp ArRiVeD

My partner Terri at Blooming Ideas sent my wonderful soup which arrived in today's mail. Here is a peek at what she sent me:

I love the almost garnet look of the beads, one of my favorite Fall colors! Now to "stew" on this and come up with a design will be a challenge!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

BeAd SoUp PaRtNeR

I'm a first time participant in this bead soup party and my partner is Terri at Blooming Ideas

We were to put together a "soup" of beads and mail them to out partners for them to make something from your "soup". Here is a preview of what I sent to Terri:

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Friday, August 12, 2011

oLd SoNg, DiFfErEnT vErSiOn

I received this in an email today and thought it was really cute. It's the "senior" version.


Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.
Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.
When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song....
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."
When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love.

I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


Related Posts with Thumbnails Registered & Protected All art posted on this website is protected under U.S. & International Copyright Laws. No portion of any of the artist's work or statements may be duplicated, downloaded, copied, reproduced, or altered in any way without prior written permission from the artist.