Monday, August 22, 2016

Coral Beachy Wreath

Hello again crafty friends!! I hope you had a great weekend! Back to the old grind today, but I really like my M-F, 8-5 job, so it's not so bad :) lol
About a month or so ago, I was perusing the isles at a local store called Carolina Pottery to pick up some supplies to make some wreaths and I ran across this new shape/size wreath form. Last month, I shared one that I made for my mom with aqua blue mesh and colorful, fun ocean themed bow. I loved making it so much that I went back and bought another wreath form, but got some coral mesh and a beautiful brown nautical ribbon and an aqua ribbon for the bow.

I fell in love with the coral mesh the second I saw it! 

I just love the coral, brown and aqua color combo. So calm and beachy. Makes me wish I was at the ocean.
This size wreath form is perfect for a smaller door or windows or even turn long ways and put over a door. I have many ideas for this shape!
Thanks for visiting today. Comments are welcome!!
I'll be back soon with more crafty projects. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Beaded Wire Wrapped Dragonfly

Hey there crafty friends! Happy Sunday to you!! I've been somewhat lazy this weekend due to back problems, so I've just been working on a little wire wrapping. Today I am sharing the beaded wire wrapped dragonfly that I made for my sweet friend Kristie :)

It's about 14 inches long and 12 inches wide, that's a lot of wire and beads! The base is silver wire and then I used a copper wire to attach all the beads and gears. 

The "face" is a metal western style buckle that I painted with turquoise paint and wiped off the excess to create patina. The beads are all left overs from many bracelet projects and the gears are from the jewelry section at Michael's.

I added a metal emblem to the tail with the word "believe", along with some more beads. 

I am so thrilled with how this turned out!! I have made a smaller dragonfly, too and will share it soon. I'm also almost finished with the whale that is just wire that is twisted and curled. It's really cool looking.
Thanks for stopping by today. Please leave a comment! I'll be back soon with more crafty projects!
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Witchy Wreath

Hello there my crafty friends! Hope you are doing well. It's still hot here in SC, but hopefully it will cool off a bit soon. School started back this week. It's hard to believe my baby is in 11th grade this year! Seems like yesterday he was in Kindergarten. He has grown into a pretty darn good kid, for the most part. He is a teenager, though. lol
A friend sent me a picture of a Halloween wreath she wanted me to make for her. I could not find wooden witch legs/shoes, but I found some fabric ones at a local store. I love this wreath!!

 Cute, huh? The red shoes remind me of the Wizard of Oz (my favorite movie ever, if you didn't already know). I went ahead and bought a couple more of the legs just in case I get orders for this wreath. I knew they would go quickly if I didn't grab them soon.
I've been working on more wire wrapping projects and I'll share them soon. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

More Wire Wrapping

Hey there crafty friends! What a great weekend I've had so far. I went to a sweet co-workers baby shower this afternoon. It was so nice seeing so many people there.
A couple of weeks ago I shared the wire wrapping Tree of Life pendants that I've been making. They are so much fun to make, so I have been trying out different things to create as well. This mermaid is my first creation branching out from the norm. I am so giddy with how she turned out!

She is about 14 inches long and 7 inches wide. That's a lot of wire and beads! I used some sea glass, lots of different kinds of beads and charms. I think her hair is my favorite thing. Or maybe her tail. Oh heck, I love the whole thing! You know me and mermaids!

This starfish is the second creation I made with wire wrapping and beads.

The center is a piece of sea glass with a silver bead to make the starfish's eye. I also added letter beads to special out "treasure". 

Last weekend I spent with my sweet crafty friends and while they were creating many awesome mixed media projects, I made a wire wrapped sea horse and started a dragon fly. This week I started making a whale, my biggest wire wrapping project yet! I will share those with you soon.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. I've got that whale to work on ;)
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Spellbinders and Soda Pop Cans

Hello there friends! I can't believe it's August already! Maybe it will start cooling off a bit here :)
Today I'm sharing my latest project using Spellbinders dies and soda pop cans. Yep, you read that right. I cut Spellbinders leaf shapes from soda pop cans to transform this 6x6" burlap canvas into a Fall home decor piece. To do this, you have to cut the top and bottom off of the can and then cut one side of the can to open it up and lay flat. The edges will be very sharp so be careful not to cut yourself. Cut the shapes out of the can just like you do with paper.

After the leaves were die cut, I colored them using Canvas Corp Brands Tattered Angels  Peeled Paint Naturally Aged Kit and several colors of Glimmer Mists. I painted the canvas with turquoise acrylic paint and added a piece of May Arts mesh ribbon and also some copper wire twisted in a circle. 


I colored the wooden letters with a black marker and then adhered the letters and the leaves with Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue.  The final touch is copper nails were hammered into each corner.

Oh my gosh, I really love how this all came together! I love how the leaves stand out from turquoise background. It's my favorite color lately :)

This past weekend my sweet friend Kristie and her mom, Janet came to visit and we spent the whole weekend crafting at our other sweet friend Kathy's house. We had the best time, crafting, shopping, eating, drinking lots of coffee and just hanging out and talking. I really needed that time crafting with friends. I worked on a few things and will share those projects with you soon. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!