Apr 21, 2011

Michelle Mach Button Swap

Today is the reveal for the Michelle Mach Button Swap.  I received my buttons from Mary at MK Creative Musings.  This is what she sent.  They are vintage and a favorite of hers.

This is what I decided to make.  The large button is on a polymer clay button that I made, and will be used on a purse that I am making.  The smaller buttons I made into earrings on my handmade copper earwires and jumprings.

Scroll down for the list of participants in the Button Hop.  If you visit a blog please leave a comment and you will be entered in the drawing for a giveaway of buttons.  Thanks for supporting the Artists.

Apr 18, 2011

Polymer Pizzazz2

I've been busy working on my "Bandana Patterns" bracelet that I found in the Polymer Pizzazz 2 book on page 36.  Remember that I didn't make enough of the beads my first time around, so I added a few more and now it fits perfect.  Here is my take on the bracelet.

Michelle Mach Button Swap

Michelle Mach put together a "Button Swap" for all that wanted to participate.  We were given a partner and asked to exchange 3 buttons with this person, and then we are to make something using these buttons.  It can be anything.  A card, jewelry, clothing, etc.  Thursday is the big reveal day, and I will be making something using the buttons that were sent to me by

Her note to me mentions that they are old, and that she really treasures them.  I will be posting my creation on Thursday, April, 21st, and on that day you might want to visit the blogs below to see what creations all the other Artists put together.

1. Cat - Boo Beads

2. Cindy - Sweet Bead Studio

3. Cory - Art with Moxie

4. Cyndi - Beading Arts

5. Dita - Alankarshilpa

6. Donna, Marti, and Michelle - Beads & Books

7. Erin - Treasures Found

8. Hope - Crafty Hope

9. Inca - Zerenity Design

10. Katrine - Army of Sock Monsters

11. Krista - French Elegant Jewelry

12. Kristie - Artisan Clay

13. Linda D. - Lutka and Co.

14. Linda L. - Linda's Bead Blog

15. Lody - Lody's Beadworks

16. Lori - Pretty Things

17. Loretta - Loretta's Boutique

18. Malin - Beading by Malin de Koning

19. Mary - MK's Creative Musings

20. Maryanne - Zingala's Workshop

21. Melinda - Melinda Orr Metal & Clay Jewelry Designs

22. Saskia - Perlendistel

23. Shannon - For My Sweet Daughter

24. Shirley - Beads and Bread

25. Stephanie - Confessions of a Bead Hoader

Apr 16, 2011

Lori Anderson Bracelet Blog Hop

Lori Anderson is at it again.  Check out this link click
and do a little blog hopping to see the beautiful blue bracelets that 112 jewelry artists have made to send to the Global Genes Project Advocacy Group.  They will be distributed to families with  children who have rare diseases to show them support.  In fact, if you are a jewelry designer and still want to participate, Lori says

If you are just learning about this and would like to make a bracelet to send in, send your bracelet, including a business card and a note to the family receiving your bracelet to:

7000 Bracelets of Hope/Global Genes Project
24701 La Plaza 
Suite 201 
Dana Point, CA 92629

Apr 11, 2011

Lori Anderson Giveaway

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is always coming up with interesting ideas.  She just completed a trip to Beadfest and wanted to share some of her treasures she found there.  She is having a BIG giveaway on her blog and all you have to do is leave a comment there.  More entries if you post on Facebook, Twitter and your Blog.  Check out what she is giving here.

Apr 6, 2011


Hurray!  I was one of the winners of Vicki Bensinger's give-away contest and this is what I won.

It is a Polder Meat Thermometer, and I can't wait to get started grilling.  My steaks will come out perfect.

Vicki is sponsoring another give-away this week that involves a beautiful Le Creuset Round French Dutch Oven valued at $280.00.  Hop on over (It's Easter month) to Vicki's blog to see how you can enter to win.  You will also find mouth watering recipes.  Some just in time for the Holiday.