Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dusting Off this Ole Journal

I am finally back after taking some time off. Life, well, life is what it is I suppose. :-)

My stock is low, but I will be adding a few items to my shop. I don't believe I can stock up the way I had originally wanted, unfortunately, but I will be taking custom orders. I will not charge extra for custom orders at this time and I will make these special purchases my priority, before stocking up my store. So be sure to take advantage of this now. If you want something for the holidays, place your order(s) now. :-) Since it was featured in PolymerCafe Magazine this past June, I've been getting quite a few requests for my tree pendants. I plan on continuing with those as well as my whimsical holiday beads. Don't be shy ... pop over to the shop and see what's there.

To see more of my work, please check out ...

My Flickr
My Sold Items

See anything you like? Contact me! :-)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bloom Tree Pendant

Bloom Tree Pendant
Originally uploaded by chickiegirlcreations
Two posts in one day! Wow! :-P

I was playing around with making the tree pendants have a spring look and experimenting with the textures. I really liked how this one turned out. And I think can open some fun possibilities for color combinations!

Well, this one has sold already (yeah!), but I have a few flower tree pendants in the making so hopefully I can have them listed next week.

Computer Troubles

Aren't computers supposed to make life easier? Hmmmm ... yes, until they don't work anymore, lol! Well, they say that bad things happen in three's ... it started with out car breaking down in the middle of a city a few weeks ago. Then my inkjet printer just stopped printing. The last one is my computer's hard drive just died on me. When we went to have it diagnosed, it was confirmed that the drive was gone (and did I back up? Umm, not everything!). We asked if we could get another drive installed. We were gently informed that our computer is considered "vintage". Gah! Well, such is life. And I firmly believe these things happen for a reason. :-)

To be thankful, we have a laptop, so I was able to continue with my Etsy Shop and Flickr. Even so, I still had another challenge I had to overcome .... I had my only photo editing program on the computer that crashed. After a bit of sulking and cruising the net, I found Picnik and fell in to relief and happiness. I am still playing around with it, but I am able to edit my photos the way I like. It is free with the option to upgrade. I decided to upgrade because I wanted to use some of the features offered with it. I figure that I will be using this online photo editing site for quite a while. I can also post right to my Flickr once I am done playing with my photos which is a huge convenience. You can also upload and transfer to Photobucket, Picassa, Webshots, Facebook .... I am so thrilled I found it! Go check it out.

The pics are just some of my latest work using Picnik. I am still making the tree pendants (having a lot of fun making these!) and I've been recently been making some dangle earrings and hairsticks or shawl pins.

Now to get my printer working ....

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Challenge Time Again!

I can hardly believe it has been about a month since I posted here .... shame on me!

Well, it is time for another challenge! This months PCAGOE Challenge theme is 'Love'. I'm a little late blogging about this ... better late than never I suppose ... the voting started Friday, February 1st and ends midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday, February 3rd. The winners will be announced on Monday, February 4th and you can view the results at the PCAGOE website.

So stop by the site .... http://pcagoe.com ..... and vote for the one you LoVe. :-) We've got a lot to choose from and the talent in this group is inspiring and amazing! Here's a few to look at now ...

And here's my entry which is also available in my Etsy Shop ....

Passionate Heart Pendant

Thank You!! :-)

Friday, January 04, 2008

New Years Resolutions

Ah, yes that time of year. Time to think about all the things we need to change ... it is overwhelming. Another person in the Etsy Polymer Clay Guild (PCAGOE) posted this article by Christine Kane (click here). I thought it was very interesting, so I'm posting a link here. It gives a different twist on resolutions and has helped me think about how I'd like to go about my resolutions for this year. I'd never heard of Christine Kane, so I took a listen to her music and I like it very much! Hmmm, I may be a new fan. :-)

While on the subject of resolutions, I participated in this months PCAGOE Monthly Challenge, which was focused on New Years Resolutions. Here's my entry:

And here's what I wrote about my entry:

"This is my entry for this month's PCAGOE Challenge, New Year's Resolution. I've always loved trees ... the textures, the colors, their strength, and even the sound they make when the wind blows through their leaves and branches. This particular tree, to me, represents a resilience that I'd like to develop in the upcoming year; to be stronger and healthier physically, emotionally, spiritually and to always remember who I am. I hope that this will spill into my creative works as well."

There are a lot of great entries, so please take a moment to stop by the guild website and vote. Plus, if you vote you will be entered to win a prize pack valuing over $150.00. Not too shabby!! :-)

Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy Website

Here is another tree pendant I've done. I had listed another one earlier, but it sold. However, I am making more of these as time allows. So if you are interested in something like this, stop by the shop every so often. I'd like to make these tree pendants a regular item in my store. And if you see something you'd like, but maybe you'd prefer a different color or shape, feel free to contact me about a custom order. :-)

Thanks so much and Happy New Year everyone!!