Handpainted Journals

I purchased 6 of these journals to see if I liked them……and just went back and ordered 6 more as they are really nice quality and I like the before and after…. I was able to get all 6 painted today and enjoyed the hours at my table listening to music.   As you can see what is unique about these journals are they are 6 ring binders, small, leather tie and brass leaf which matches the embossed leaves on the journals.  The cover is a sueded material but the edges of the leaves are a smooth shiny leather that is really nice.  I like the way the journal has a large and small side that provides a nice off center look to the journal.   The inside paper is camouflage tan which I like soooo much better than white.  When I fill the journal….I will be able to cut and punch my own paper to go back in so I love this option of a "re-cycleable" journal….  I have painted roses on 5 and a hydrangea on 1.  They are painted with Enamel acrylic paints and I love the way the background provides a natural looking shading to the rose.  The blotches that you may see on some are the flash of the camera reflecting the Diamontd Spray I used to add just that TINY bit of sparkle and bling……and best of all it IS NOT GLITTER that is shook on and comes off.  They are listed on Etsy so I can get a "feel" for how well this type does….  I think this will be a Christmas present option for friends this year.

The next ones I paint will be different from these……

Handmade Jewelry Set #2

Same beads, different look.  My smaller green beads are more in a dark sage green which goes with more of my clothes.  I absoluely love the orange, green, white and black beads which are NOT lamp work but goodness but they are beautiful…and I have NO idea where I got them to order more….With these 2 sets of jewelry I think I might have one (1) left.  I also really like the clasp on the bracelets and I am trying something a bit different with the necklace and will show you what it is when I finish another……  It will work good for me…but maybe not tohers.  Once again I love the little teardrop pieces and need to order more of these as they look so cool in the pieces I have done so far.  The ring had room for a cham on the outside of the ring so I incorporated a silver lady bug which has a personal meaning to me.  I am anxious to wear this set….

Handmade Jewelery Set

I just finished this jewelry set tonight and it will be soon on its way to the east Coast….a birthday gift….  I LOVE the beads in the ring and the bracelet (orange, black, green and white) and have enough to make myself a bracelet and ring which is nearly done…..it is the same in some ways but different in others.  I love that the polymer clay beads for the earrings matched and makes a cut set.

The teardrop silver beads between the lamp work and Czech beads add a different look which I like.

When I finish the other set (am doing a necklace, bracelet and ring set for me) I will post it so you can see the similarity difference.

Have a great first week of August  everyone…….


Freezing fog on a pine tree bough.