Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sinfully Simple #Silk Scarves

Last year, I took a silk dyeing workshop with the talented and amazing Marlene Glickman. We used ColorHue Dyes, and I was instantly enamored with this instant dye chemistry, no steam setting, a real spoiler! I just had to share the technique with my students, so I created a "Sinfully Simple Silk Scarves" workshop. 

We had so much fun, I forgot to take "in process" photos! 
But here are some of the results.

Beautiful, yes? And they got to wear them home that day! 
Thanks, Marlene, for the inspiration!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

#Silk Painting Saturdays!

Five lovely ladies had a lot of fun in my Silk Painting worksop, learning the basics of silk painting using Dye-Na-Flow paints and water-based resist from Dharma Trading Company.

After some practice on small samples, 

they penciled their chosen designs on stretched China silk squares, 

then squeezed resist over the outlines. 

Choosing their own color palettes, they then began the fun part of filling in the colors.

So much creativity!

An added bonus was the salt technique, which produced texture and some great effects.

The ladies took their silks and setting instructions home, and they promised to send me photos of what their creations eventually would become (pillows? wall hangings? quilts?) Can't wait to see!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Scrabble Tiles Make Cute Charms!

I've had a lot of fun reviving my Etsy Store but I still have much to do to get it complete! 
My most recent addition is a collection of Scrabble Tile Necklaces:

These are fun to make and fun to wear! 

 I highly recommend Sun and Moon Craft Kits for supplies and information 
about this and other unique jewelry crafts.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Be a Love Magnet

Well, okay, if you can't BE one, then maybe GIVE one! I'll be selling these cute little art quilt magnets and handmade gift boxes at Art & Antique Studio in EGAD, and also at Art & Soul Studio in Satellite Beach. Great inexpensive gift idea!

The "shabby chic" mini-quilt is handmade from repurposed fabrics, 
hand painted and lettered, top stitched with metallic threads. 
The box is also handmade, hand-stamped, filled with white paper shred 
and a tiny matching gift card, all tied up with a pretty ribbon. 

Look what's inside the box:
Ready to add the gift! Paper shred, gift card and ribbon all included!

The magnets are all a little different (that makes them one-of-a-kind!)
Come to the studios to see them all!