Archive for October, 2008

I’m featured on the Craftgossip Blog!

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

I’m really happy to be featured in the jewelry section on’s blog! They featured some of my soldered Halloween jewelry. They also have some other wonderful artist and their Halloween jewelry too.

Check it out at:

and scroll down to the 25th to see mine.

Shameless Plug!

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I just put all my remaining Halloween items on sale in my Etsy shop! Most around 20% off the original price. Go to:

¬†and click on my SALE section to see what’s on sale.

Soldering Away pt.3

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Here’s the last of the jewelry I made this week, all cute animals:)

The first is a Queen Bee pin, I used images from an old field guide of a bee and honey comb, there is also a gold bee hive charm hanging from it.


The next two pins are made with adorable kitty and doggie pictures with the words “Best Friend”. I added black patina to the solder of all these pins, I love the aged look it adds.



Soldering Away pt.2

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Here’s a couple more of the solder pieces I made yesterday. The first one is a group of pretty fairy friends with the words “Joy is great friends”, I added some orange and pink shades of ink to the old book page to add more color and tie it all together. I also soldered around a very old vintage button (that still has thread in it!) and hung that from the bottom.


The next one is another Paris themed collage with two lovers standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, there is a postage cancellation on the glass itself and some pretty beads ( one is heart shaped) hanging below.


Soldering the Day Away

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile, I’ve had the flu:( Today’s the first chance I’ve had to work on any collage stuff so I made several soldered pins and necklaces today. I’ll post them all over the next few days but here’s my last Halloween one for the year. A cute little witch pin (I named her “Witchy Poo”) holding a big pumpkin, soldered between microscope slides and a black patina added to the solder.


and another piece, a necklace with a tiny dancing fairy on her tippy toes on a hill as a butterfly goes by. The charm says “Imagine”.


Haunted House

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

I found some really cool paper mache house shapes at the craft store and thought they’d be fun to collage on. I made this haunted house yesterday. I’ll probably make some Christmasy ones soon too. For the Haunted House I painted it black, covered the front and back with pages from a very old vintage book. I cut out windows from yellow cardstock and wrapped them with ribbon. I cut out scalloped strips and made gables and window awnings, all popped up for dimension. The front door and house number are painted chipboard. I stamped a raven on the front of the house and a fence on the back. Then finally I turned an old image of a little girl into a witch and added a pumpkin embellishment. I love the way it turned out!




The house is currently for sale on my Etsy shop if anyone is interested in purchasing it.