Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Few Pictures and Gifts

It's been a really busy week around here...soccer, cleaning out the garden (it needed cutting back badly) and working on a project I absolutely  LOVED  to do.
 
Then I got a couple of great surprise packages, too.
 
From the delightful  Gloria Alexander  I got this wonderful pile of  vintage barbed wire. Can you believe it????
 
I'm thinking Skulls and a wall hanging.....
 
  
 
 
Then I got this  AMAZING  ATC  from the talented  Kelsey O'Mullane.
 
These little Angels have been a favorite of mine forever. And she is brilliant with her style.
 
She's also the originator of the "transdermal applicator" phrase for you finger.
 
She sent me some gorgeous background papers as well.
 
 
 
 
I took 3 fantastic classes from Pumpkin Glass over the course of 8 days and LOVED every stinkin' minute of them.
 
 
This was the first bracelet we made by stamping into copper and learning 2 types of cold connections.
 
Very Cool design from Teresa!
 
 
 
 
 
This is the copper cuff bracelet I made with sterling wire and soldering on the back to hold the wire for the stone.
 
 
 
We used Vintaj embossing folders to emboss the silver strip, and soldered it onto the cuff.
 
Then we soldered the wire on the back with the torch (in the background) and different levels of solder.
 
The last was solder from a hypodermic-looking tube shown on the right.
 
Then we clean and polish it and lay the stone in. Last we bend the wires to hold it in place.
 
So intense, but wonderfully fulfilling when you're done.
 
 

 
AND.... THE  project.  OMG!!!  I had so much fun with this one.
 
It's my favorite collection (today) from Graphic 45!
 
And I can't wait to get some good pictures of it with a few step-outs over the weekend...
 
but for now, here is a peek at the lower front section...the back and sides are pretty fun, too!
 
So have a good one, and I'll be back with more...must go pick up Erin and dye her hair with  Cherry Kool-Aid  for the soccer tournament.
 
 

I'm back........and.....
 
 
Here's the finished project! It will be fun for the Soccer Girls this weekend!
 
And yes, Bill, it just washes out...it's OK, really, it's OK! Geez, grandpa!!!
 
Go Blaze!!!
 
Not enough hours in the day!
 
Linda

10 comments:

Gloria said...

So glad you are enjoying the barb wire! Hollar if you need more!
And I love Erin's hair!! Fun stuff!

Vic said...

I love your bracelets!

Anita Houston said...

Great mail!!!! Eight days of delightfulness...wow! This is all amazing!

Karen Conner said...

You are so talented!! Love the bracelets.
I adore the ATC. Angels are adorable.
Have a blessed day!

Marijane said...

The jewelery class must have been amazing and the Olde Curiosity Shoppe piece is just breathtaking! I can't wait to see more of it. Do you have any suggestions on the best way to cut book-board? I've tried using an Xacto knife but the edges don't look very clean, which is O.K. if I distress them, but sometimes I want a clean edge. I know you use it a lot in your layering and would appreciate any suggestions you have. Thanks!

The Gentleman Crafter said...

Loving all your projects Miss Linda! They are totally fabulous! Yahooo!

Unknown said...

I love the cupboard with Graphic 45. Can one ever really get enough G45? The ATC is a favorite of mine. I've been following her blog (which I discovered on YOUR blog!) for quite a while!

Lori said...

Love the bracelet, and the new G45 stuff! Very cool stuff!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great gifts and the classes must have been a blast!!!
Love your bracelets!
Hugs Lynn

Susan C. said...

But will Cherry Kool-Aid cover gray?

More fab pieces!

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