Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Green Crafting

I think I posted this over the summer. I have finally finished it. They are Friggie magnets. I do believe I am the only one doing this and will be putting them up for sale soon, after I tweak a few things.


This is an Empty Soda Can I turned into a Suncatcher. I just cut off the top flipped it over and hung scrolled craft wire thru it and then made beaded Dangles.



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Recycle! Post consumer Wreath


Recognize those bags? Yup Target bags, and maybe one or 2 burlington coat factory bags too.
A metal hanger ( drycleaner) and the bags are post consumer. I purchased the Floral Picks and ribbon.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

HO HO HO.... Its time for Christmas crafting

I have been soooo busy. Jewelry making and Upcycling.

I made this from Recycled grocery bags. I cut them into strips like I was making plarn and then cut them in 1/2 and tied each one to a wire hanger shapped into a circle. ( we used to do this with sandwich bage 30 yrs ago.) Then I sprayed it green. I am now embellishing and will post finished pic.








Turquoise Dangle earrings.












Ruby chandelier chain drop earrings ( my own design)













Spiral Bracelet


















Multi strand with peyote cuff.














Wrapped Sea Glass Pendants

















Bookmark.
This is the coil.












I made dangles from shrink plastic. embellished with beads and findings on ribbon.
























Black Lace choker ( beaded of course) Original Pattern is here

















Bows I made from recycled magazines...

Tutorial Here

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas is coming.

So... it is that time of year again. ( I promise this year, NO mandolin without the guard..:P)

I have to explain, I have been very much concentrating on Upcycling. This is a passion for me, always was. I was shunned however as a child and my parents called me a garbage Picker, and a few other names.

Today I thumb my nose at anyone who criticizes me.

I am NOT however an al gore environmentalist. I dont believe that our SUVs cause global warming, in fact what they call global warming is nothing more then sun activity, the electro-magnetism that comes with it and ( maybe even a lil GODLY Wrath).

I do however think we produce way to much garbage, and our plastic-industrialized living is killing us quickly.

That being said, I approach green living from a selfish and non selfish stand point.

Selfish being ( not self centered) but HATING Corporatism. The conglomerates that are bleeding us dry with electric bills and heating bills! HATE THEM!

Non selfish being I think we need to help ppl to help themselves and see that all the crap they are eating chock full of preservatives are killing them and others thru the use of manufacturing and the crap being belched into MY Air.

Did you know we don't break down as fast as we used to when we die? We ingest ( thru mouth and skin) so much formaldehyde and other preservatives it is taking us longer to decompose today!

Now that I have explained my approach, I prefer the term organic living over green since green has come to being identified with the chicken little al gore worshippers.

Organic is what us old hippies were called.

Now with that outta the way......Here is what I have been doing.....

For Christmas.....




I will be uploading my pics of my re(up)cycles soon. I switched PCs and have files everywhere now.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Protypes

I have been seriously considering volunteering to teach some craft classes this yr at the school. So I have been doing protypes of different things, and doing more recyling or upcycling ( whats the diff?).













Monday, August 25, 2008

NEW Ideas.

I have been perusing the craft and recycled art sites and found a whole world of trash to treasure Ideas.

Old Cds? Got a Heat Gun? and a Metal Bowl? ( I think blow dryer will work too.) Heavy duty work gloves ( the suede kind)

Voila Bowl.


I put down some green moss and silk flowers and Instant Vase. I glued a plastic water bottle cap to the bottom and got a stand
Here is another Bottle cap Flower.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Recycled Art ?

I know I have been away for way too long... Happens sometimes. I am so diverse and easily bored, I pull disappearing acts every so often.

I have been focusing more of my talent on recycled materials. Besides my paper mache I made Flowers from recycled caps, more specifically water bottle and milk caps, ya know those flat thin plastic caps? I was trying to make a hanging decorative thing similar to a wind chime, ya know those circular things usually made with sea shells or beads? Anyway that wasnt looking to good so I am thinking a curtain instead..... Soon......

Anyway check out the first of my flowers. These are prototypes. That is I was trying to find what is the best way to attach them to each other. I plan on doing a class for a month on fridays at the school for the elementary grades on recycled crafts.





Monday, March 17, 2008

Inspiration

Comes from GOD, and Within, and Sometimes from others. Last night I was inspired to take some awesome Pics. The sunset dancing in my yard was spectacular. Take a look...........



Sunsets

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Beads from new cane

Update:3/17: I am working with these beads doing something new......Sculpturing............I Will post some new pics soon.




Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Cane

I found a Tut for a pretty floral cane here.

I tried my hand at recreating with the colors I had on hand..........

Ok so It definetly needs some work, but it don't look as bad as some of the canes I have tried...Actually the center part looks better but when I reduced it further I think I distorted it a lil.




Monday, February 18, 2008

She's Baaaack........Feb,18.2008

Yea I know .......But I also got a Camera for Christmas so now I can really take pictures of my stuff.

Right now I am resting from reducing.







Hmmmm......I'm not sure....Keep going.

Ok so after further reducing I cut it open to see, and put a couple of pieces akin..and I saw something....But it needed something, Maybe some red?
NOPE.....This is much better.....




Already Making Beads

Of course I couldn't resist trying a few lentils.