Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A New Twist on Bullets with Bling

I've been hard at work in the vault working on some new creations. I recently purchased a Dremel workstation and I love it! I've been able to do so much more cutting and sanding. I started cutting down some bullet shell casings just leaving the top. I filled the center hole where the primer once was with something much prettier - a genuine Swarovski crystal. I then attached them to different types of nickel free earring posts. Of course then I had to make some adorable earring cards to complement these pretties. These will be available soon at Farmhouse Inspired. Ooh la la! Love!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Soldered Pendant Classes

Hello everyone. I am excited to announce that I will be teaching several soldered glass pendant classes at Farmhouse Inspired. In this 2 hour class students will learn basic soldering iron techniques and we will make two 1 x 1" square glass pendant keepsakes necklaces. I will also provide either a ball chain or ribbon necklace for the pendants. These are double sided pendants and students may bring their own photo or image already cut to size or they may use collage art provided by me. Class dates will be offered November 7, 14 & 21, and December 9 & 16. All classes are from 6-8pm. The cost is $45.00 per class. A minimum of 2 students is needed to hold a class and a maximum of 4, (due to the hot soldering irons, under 18 years old only accepted upon instructor approval and must be signed up with a parent or guardian). These make great gifts just in time for the holidays!! If you are interested in signing up call Farmhouse Inspired at 715-386-0665.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

No Deer were harmed

No deer were harmed in the making of these sweet little creations. My latest necklaces are made from deer sheds. I drilled holes in them and dipped the ends of them in a lovely gold paint. I then wire wrapped and soldered them onto upcycled long vintage gold chain and finished each one off with a vintage gold fabric remnant. Find these for sale at Farmhouse Inspired.