Saturday, January 10, 2009

Melting Pot Madness

I belong to Suze Weinberg's Yahoo Group and everyone has been chatting lately about using their melting pots - so I just had to get mine out and play! The result was a state of melting pot madness - I couldn't stop! I like to make original jewelry to wear at CHA - these are two of the sets I created for the Winter show in Anaheim. If you aren't familiar with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) it's a great product for all kinds of melt art - it can be used in the melting pot, or with an embossing heat tool for some uses. Suze's website, newsletter and blog are full of fantastic ideas on using UTEE in your artwork. - http://www.schmoozewithsuze.com
The purple & turqouise set is a 'technique' I call "twisted blown blob beads" - very technical term, I know...... the pendent and earrings have UTEE also - behind glass facings with mirrored edges.
The dragonfly set was made with Ranger Mold & Pour - I made the dragonfly mold and the bead molds (thanks to Becky Chabot for tips on how to make bead molds!). Bronze UTEE and Verdigris embossing powder were used.
Now I'm off to melt into madness again.....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

WCK, Darice, CHA Oh My!

I'm thrilled to announce I'll have the opportunity to appear on When Creativity Knocks with Ana & Megan Araujo again! We'll be filming an episode at CHA in Anaheim and I'll be representing Darice. If you haven't yet checked out the awesome assortment of webisodes available at WCK - take the time to - you're sure to learn something fun and new!

www.WhenCreativityKnocks.com

Wahooo ;0) Color me a happy designer today!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!


My sincere wishes for a happy, healthy 2009!!! I've been busy prepping for the upcoming CHA show in Anaheim. I'll again be demonstrating at the Makin's Clay booth - if you are attending the show - please stop by and create one of our fun make & take projects! I'll also be displaying in the Designer Green Gallery and hosting make & takes as part of the Eco-Lounge. Thanks to Makin's Clay, Expo International, Darice, Clearsnap, Powertex/ rafter's Cafe, and EarthSafe Finishes for their support of my CHA artwork.
Fat Cat Creations has been moving toward becoming more "green" and I've been doing lots of recycled art these days - watch for more to be displayed and seen in print in the coming months...

I've also been having a blast creating with my newest obsession - Hot Wax Art - I was chosen as a Hot Wax Artist for Kandi Corp and received the Suze Weinberg Hot Wax Art Stylus and tons of gorgeous wax to create with - I've put wax on everything I can find - it's a good thing the cats can run faster than I can..... I've discovered that beeswax can be layered, molded, stamped into, blended, stenciled.....Some of these creations will be displayed at the upcoming CHA show at the Kandi Corp booth, along with some absolutely breathtaking Hot Wax art from other talented designers - be sure to stop by the Kandi Corp booth to learn more about this creative artform and see some inspiring samples!

Until next time - find time to CREATE and enjoy life!