Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Magical Cuff

I made this cuff yesterday at Colleen's house. We learned so much in this class! First of all we worked with the silver art clay and made the piece on the top of the cuff. I chose the word Magic for mine. After we were done shaping and creating our art clay piece for our bracelet we fired them up in the kiln and learned about the leather cuff. We cut the leather and installed the snaps. Once that was finished we took our art clay pieces and used silver black on them to make the letters stand out. Then we used crystal rivets to attach them to the leather cuff. It was so much fun! I plan on making many more of these bracelets. They will make great gifts for friends and family.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Altered Book Divas Take 2

We did it. We actually managed to meet over the holidays given all of our crazy schedules and travel plans. We each completed a spread in each other's books and traded again for another spread due in February. Angela did the spread in my book titled Overkill. Diane did the spread in Angela's book title Road Trip Con Queso. I did the spread in Diane's book titled Safari.

Christmas in Illinois

The trip home for Christmas was a great one! The girls were so happy to celebrate Christmas and could hardly wait to open up their packages. It was all I could do to get them to take this picture before they opened their presents. Notice the chocolate cookie all over Clara's face, too cute.