Mar 102017
 

ff feb 2017 haul

This week I have another haul video for you, this time it’s a large Amazon order I recently placed. The order consists mostly of supplies for jewelry making and polymer clay, but also has some rather unexpected things with unexpected uses. Then there is that one item that is a gift for somebody else, but actually a gift for me. 😀

I’m so grateful to those of you who have chosen to support me on Patreon! Your kind encouragement, sweet appreciation for my work and your financial support mean so much to me. The first few months of the year tend to be lean ones for my family and I was so thankful that because of my patrons I was able to place this order.

Btw, my patrons got to see this video a week before everyone else. Just one of those little extras I pass along to say thank you.

I hope you enjoy the video and that perhaps a few of the items I got will inspire or encourage you in your own creativity. At the very least I hope you find the information helpful and interesting!

You’ll find the link I mentioned to Ginger Davis Allman’s article on conditioning Pardo translucent clay at her site, The Blue Bottle Tree.

Here’s a list of everything in my order:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Sharing the Love of Creativity – KeepsakeCrafts.net

Watch the Jewelry & Sculpting Supplies Haul-Friday Findings video at YouTube.

Jun 102014
 

Hello and happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, all! My workdesk today consists not so much of working, but unpacking and sorting.

2014 06 11 woyww fire mountain gems order (1)

Spread out before you is my rather, um, largish, order from Fire Mountain Gems. (No, I’m not going to tell you just how large, that would be the one time the hubs would read my blog, lol.) I got some new tools, pliers, clay, sterling silver wire, and lotsa beads.

I’m especially excited to try that metal thingie in the middle with the holes in it. It’s  draw plate, and if done right, one should be able to take large gauge wire, pull it through and get any finer gauge you want.

I’ve got tons of 12 & 14 gauge copper wire the hubby reclaimed for me from electronics, and I want to make it into more usable 16, 18 & 20 gauge. I’ll let you know how it works out.

2014 06 11 woyww fire mountain gems order (2)

They were having a sale on Swarovski crystals, so I got LOTS of those. I love using them in my jewelry designs.

2014 06 11 woyww fire mountain gems order (3)

Here’s a closer look at the draw plate, some glass pearls, copper beads, turquoise donuts, et al.

The calculator is out in the top photo because before I put things away, I’ll mark all beads & components with individual costs. This will help in pricing jewelry that gets sold later on.

So that’s my desk today. If you’d like to see what’s happening in the workspaces of other crafty creative people check out the weekly blog party over at Julia’s. It’s always a fun time!

P.S. FMG isn’t paying me to promote, I just think they’re a great company with excellent service and awesome prices. 🙂

Jun 132012
 

Hi All!  My What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday post is going up late today because I just got back from a rather harrowing trip into Boston to consult with a student at Boston University School of Dentistry about getting a root canal.  Oh yeah, fun stuff.

====sigh====

I can think of so many other things I’d rather spend the money on (YOU know what, like fabric and craft supplies) but at least it’s half the money at the school than at a regular dentist.  I just hope I can find a parking spot next week when I go back.  It only took three trips around the block today.  8-\

Anyhow, this week’s workdesk is a complete an utter mess, giving testimony to the fact that I spent a good deal of this past week on happy la-la pills for the pain.

Click on the photo for a closer look, if you dare.

2012-06-13-woyww-so-many-craft-supplies-so-little-time

I won’t go into detail about everything on the desk.  Suffice it to say there are about 40 different projects represented.

The blue fabric is for a peasant style blouse.  I dug up an old pattern (dated 1994!) and it immediately reminded me a a favorite top I had way back when.  More on that story another time, but I am looking forward to recreating it.

Well, the tooth is aching again since she poked around at it today, so I’m off to take some codeine and play a video game.  I sure hope to get back to crafting very soon.

May your week be crafty and creative.  🙂