Monday, November 22, 2010
Later this week, I'll be posting a few teaser pictures of some of the items I've been working on.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I wanted all the white tiles grouted in white and the rest in black. I first taped off the areas that would get white grout (the face, feather and background) so I could apply the black grout. I didn't completely tape off the white background area because I was sure I wouldn't go outside the taping.
Next, I had to tape off the black areas and get ready for white grout. This process just can't go fast enough for me at this point.
Of course, my timing is usually a little off. The evening I was ready to spread the white grout, the "love bugs" showed up. You can see one of the little buggers at the top right (on the white tiles) in this picture. For those who don't know, "love bugs" take to the air twice a year in this area (usually May and September) and are a major pain. In addition to being a menace to car finishes, they are attracted to light colored objects (such as white tiles) and decided to make their flight when I was ready to apply my white grout!
Here's a close up of what happened after I spread the white grout and before I wiped it off. This was a pretty light season for the love bugs but still was an added distraction during grouting!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Just to bring you up to date, I've haven't been real productive in the broken china treasures business lately. I just haven't had the motivation to really get in gear.....but....I think I may have my mojo back! I've signed up for our local Downtown Market's "Just One More" show that will be held December 11 at the heart of our downtown area. I've decided to make some small victorian inspired stained glass panels, some new and "tried and true" suncatcher designs and then I'll focus on some new jewelry ideas.
During the past year I've been keeping a little "idea book" with me at all times. I thought I would have filled it up by now, but the ideas just aren't coming to me like I thought they would. If you're the creative type and always forget your ideas, I highly recommend using an "idea book". Mine's just a small wire bound notebook that fits in my purse and when I come across something that appeals to me I note it in my little book. It might be a picture from the internet, a necklace I saw someone wear or a dream design I had the previous night. It's a little hodgepodge of ideas that provide some needed inspiration when I get the itch to create!
I'll post pictures shortly of the stained glass and broken china treasures I plan to take to the December show with me. Keep checking back ~ I promise I'll be posting on a more regular basis.
P.S. I made a glass mosaic table this past summer and plan to do a blog post about it. Please come back and visit!!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Now is the time to announce the winner of the Blue Willow heart pendant.....drum roll, please......
Pearl a/k/a TheBeadingGem is the winner!!! The Blue Willow pendant is on it's way to Canada and I can't wait to see what type of necklace or other embellishment Pearl will add to it.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I'll start by telling you a little about myself. I'm a legal assistant by day and manic glass and china artist by night (and weekend). I love working with broken china and stained glass creating jewelry, suncatchers, home and desk items and just about anything in glass/china. I've been busy restocking my Etsy shop and will continue to add new items throughout the weekend. I hope you will stop in and enjoy browsing.
In previous posts, I've shared some of my projects and showcased special pieces. I would love for you to become a follower so you can stay updated on future projects and pieces.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Runako Designs is graciously sponsoring a Fall Business Women Online Expo this weekend, September 26, for a special online girls night out. Please come by and join us for this exciting event and visit all the special women business owners who are showcased in this expo. Just click on the link above and take a virtual tour of the blogs of all these talented and wonderful women.
Remember visit the expo this weekend and visit all the great vendors! See ya then!