Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Latest Goodies!

A most pleasing combination of retro beads is now available in my shop. Inspired by children's book of the 1960's and 70's, I created these plump, disc and birdie beads. There's a little tree, some pretty flowers, and two birdies. Each one has a mirror image on the alternate side, and are hand painted with a teeny, tiny brush. What a sweet bracelet or necklace these would make!

I would like to create some additional ones with other themes too.

Next up, are some new birdie beads, in a chocolate brown, with baby blue accent, curly-swirly feathers. The eyes are a soothing, translucent blue glass, and the beak, a nice butter yellow. Top drilled to make excellent earrings.

More sugar skulls in new styles are now in my shop, such as these designs above-mosaic style! I pressed little colored glass beads into the clay, baked it, and added the white embellishments. They have an interesting, tribal look, I think. The largest fellow could make a nice pendant feature, while the two smaller could be some nice earrings too. All these are top drilled and come as a set.

And finally, what could go better than pink over black, to match those black over pink sugar skulls in the store? Now, a set of these, alongside the reverse colors, could make a great combination, with designer flair. These little guys are so funny looking to me, and each one seems to have their own personality. Like the reverse color style, these are side drilled as well.

All the above goodies are in my shop, while supplies last!

Another Praying Angel, and some other goodies in my upcoming blog post!

Ta for now,

Nat ;)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Peekaboo, Guess What's New?

And guess what these are for?

...The answer? All kinds of fun things! ^_^

I've been busy creating all new shades of my sugar skull beads, as well as special combo items. :) You'll also notice some more birdie beads, which have some nice, light blue glass eyes. And some roses, which I've never offered before. I'm really excited about them all.

My month was super filled with family time, but things are quieter again, and I'm back into my previous groove with the blog here.

And this was last week's Praying Angel(sold) in my ebay store-which was actually a more male looking one, for a change. I received a request through my Deviant Art gallery, so I thought I'd create a few here and there between the more feminine ones.

Gotta run, but check back again to see how my new beads will look! :)


Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Rabbit and Ratty Works for Others!...

Recently, I received a commission for a ratty bracelet, very similar to my guinea pig one(left), which is currently in my Etsy Dreamtrappings Store...

...And here's the ratty version!...Essentially, I was asked to create one in similar style, but with illustrations of the customer's dear pet rats. The result was quite cute, complete with swiss cheese hearts. ^_^... (You see below, my preliminary illustrations on the shrink film, before baking...

In still other news, I have had the honor of being donating to a rabbit rescue called 'Bunny Luv', in Southern California, for a silent auction and dinner they are holding. I am a firm believer in the hard work that animal rescue people do, so I love offering any help I can-even if it's artwork only, to raise some money for the medical care, housing and adoption of wonderful animals.(Please, if you know anyone who wants a brand new bunny, and are in the area, check the above link first! They'd really appreciate it!) I offered them a rabbit-themed pendant, complete with a rabbit bead I created, and an original artwork with a bunny in it too. It's called,'Hello Rabbit Friend', and the print is now available in my Etsy Dishythicket Art Shop...

Incidentally, I haven't forgotten about Trendy Tuesdays-where I feature an artist of crafter/creative mind, on my site for fun. Just trying to select my first feature individual. :)
Finally, I've been working hard at my latest surprises in leathercraft! I have two, completely, hand tooled items, which need coloring and final sealing, and whatnot. I am thinking they will make some nice hair adornments. More on that soon! ^_-

Oh, and before I forget, my latest Praying Angel #60, is up for auction in my Ebay Store...

I think this one is a new fave if mine, due to the sweet and sleepy colors, as I like to call them. Lavenders, purples, a little fucshia and periwinkle-just find it pleasing...Love this lavender paper too!

So, until soon again-Nat ;)

P.s. Don't forget, I am always available for your art and jewelry custom ideas too! Just drop me a line in one of my Etsy stores, or leave a comment below.