I've always loved crafts, but 2007 must have seen the opening of a cosmic window somewhere because I am really focusing on my art now! I am currently working with fused glass and creating my jewelry, and I'm also taking painting lessons. I wonder what's next?!
Today, I am tackling the whole "configuring my blog" thing. I added Followers (thank you!) and added a link to my Etsy shop. Now, if I could just find the time to make more jewelry to load into said Etsy shop. Sigh...
This apparently is a test to see if I can figure out the whole how-to-link-to-people thing, so if I don't do it right, at least my heart was in the right place!
Anyhow - being tagged is like when we played tag as kids - I am "it" and I have to follow the Tagging Game Rules by: 1) Link to the person who tagged you 2) Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading) 3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below) 4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them 5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. 6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
6 Random things about me... 1) I am a dental hygienist (this means that all who read this must FLOSS daily, lol) 2)I have a son (25 years old) and a daughter (23 years old) 3) I have two cats, Boo (a black cat- skittish as heck and appropriately named) and Cleo (a 20 pound marshmallow with fur) 4) I loovvveeee chocolate (I know, I'm the only one in the world who does...) 5) I was never really a "jewelry person" and now I am addicted to making it. 6)I just signed up on Twitter and am lost trying to figure out how to follow people and get them to follow me, so just send me your info so we can link up!
I love how this bracelet came out! The neatest thing about it is that I have veryyyy skinny wrists (I wish the rest of me was so thin - like my behind, lol), so I can adjust it to fit my wrist. I usually never wear bracelets because they are always super-huge and fall off, but this one is great!
I am learning wire wrapping, so by default, I am also learning about wire and some of its properties and what you can and can not do with it. Example: I wrapped this stone cabachon with silver plated wire and decided to polish it after I was done. So, I used a sunshine cloth and went to work, and to my horror, the plating started to rub off! You can see where a little of it has buffed off on the top left corner! So, now I am afraid to polish anything... I see why everyone uses sterling silver for the items they sell!
Ok, so I'm trying my hand at working with wire... It's really fun to bend and shape and see where the wire takes me! I don't have a design in mind when I start, so it's neat to see how everything ends up. These are my first two pieces...
(Oh, by the way - I made the dichroic glass pendant myself :) !)
Canyon Fire Creations was "born" on July 4, 2008! It was certainly an Independence Day for me, branching out of my comfort zone as I am. I have been crafting for years, but I usually just give my creations away to family and friends or hide them in a closet somewhere. But now, thanks to inspiration from the wonderful people in my life, I'm going to try selling some of my work. So this blog will follow the story of the journey...