Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Time Travelers: Claudia is in the House!

Time Travelers: Claudia is in the House!: "Are you looking for some unique jewelry with an added twist or flare that will help you to stand out amongst your friends, family and cowork..."

Check out this Blog featuring Claudia Bruno!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Etsian Artists: Fabulous & Fun Fridays - How To Make a Decorative ...

Etsian Artists: Fabulous & Fun Fridays - How To Make a Decorative ...: "I love Fridays! It's the start of the weekend, the end of the week and I always have such high hopes going into it! I wanted to do someth..."

A terrific tutorial from oddballartco of Etsian Artists. Make your own personalized bubble mailers!

Love this!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dragonfly Dreams

 I've been working on a dragonfly sculpture using a vintage vacuum tube and wire. After some rework, because something in the original plan didn't look the way I wanted it to, I finally finished it! Wow! It was quite a labor of love.  :-)

The finished piece measures 5 inches long, 4 1/2 inches wide, and 1 1/4 inches tall. Made solely from a vintage vacuum tube, wire, and imagination.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Adventures in Patina

Yesterday I used a patina technique for the 1st time!! It wasn't as hard as I was afraid it would be. I modified a recipe for making patina at home from B'sue Boutiques. ** ** I used what I had on hand, distilled white vinegar and Morton's salt.

I soaked the rings in the solution for an hour. Then, baked them for 13 1/2 minutes, took them out and let them cool. They looked really funny and salty. hehehe

After they were cool, I rinsed the dragons off in water and rubbed them dry. They came out a rosy hue with purple accents on the scales. Awesome! Now I just have to get some wax for them (hopefully tomorrow). Can't wait to see how they come out!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Welcome to Mad Ramblings

Hello, and welcome to Mad's Mad Ramblings. Here I'll be blogging about my Etsy shop and my Etsy teammates.