Saturday, October 16, 2010

more boutique peeks!

Here is a mix of some of my purse mirrors and pendants. I have many more and am continuing to work everyday. Most of these will be one of a kind, or OOAKs.
Soon, I will be working on some of my Christmas babies, primitive Holy Family sculptures, and snowmen! I just need about twice as much time as I have before November 20th!

sneak peek!

I need to retake photos of my soldered items for our Big Sky holiday boutique, but here is a sneak peek. It is one of my Christmas pocket mirrors. Gina, always by my side, is making custom pockets for them. The one I am showing here is a vintage Santa with a rhinestone chain inside the glass. I have soldered it and put a dark patina on it to keep with that antique look. I love this one and I hope you do too! More to come later.
The boutique, by the way, is November 20th. I am posting a flyer along with my Santa.

Back to work!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My birthday suprises!

My sister has magic in her fingers! Everyone should have a sister like Gina Maria. She made my birthday extra special with her ability to create, wrap better than any pro, and find the most amazing bargains. Yes, I said "bargains." She and I take great pride in our talent for finding fantastic items without spending a lot of money. We brag about how little we paid, rather than how much.
So, I want to share photos of some of the gifts she sent me.

Friday, October 1, 2010

OT.........some general news

I am still working hard on soldered jewelry, purse mirrors, and sculpts for the Big Sky holiday boutique on November 20th! However, I am taking a much needed break starting tomorrow. I am going to Tucson to visit my dear girlfriend, Judy Roads Pickrell,a fellow respiratory therapist from many years ago from my days at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton, Ohio. We will be going on an all girl trip to her cabin in Flagstaff where I will be teaching some simple sculpting classes. The girlfriends will learn to make glitter pumpkins and snowmen...simple, but magical little sculps.
Also, I just have to announce that my very talented daughter-in-law passed her California state boards for cosmetology today. I was her model and let me tell you that I saw first hand what those candidates have to go through to get licensed and it isn't easy!
Christine is a phenomenal artist in her own right. She is not only an excellent photographer, but she also does hair, make up and her own costume designs. Please visit her magical website here:

See the clothing in the opening photo (in the antique clock)? She designed and made each piece including Grant's hat! She is getting non stop bookings and she also does wedding shoots including hair and make up for the bride and bride's maids.
If you live in the Orange County or LA area, you might want to schedule your own special photo shoot with Christine. It will be like no other you have ever experienced.

I am posting a few of her other photos. She designed and sewed the blue dress with the matching blue for the red carpet! She also designed and created the swimsuit, the red dress, and the Roman clothing. Amazing! And yes, that is her own real rooster sitting in that pan!