Saturday, March 12, 2011

This has been the week of disasters

Not jewelry disasters but natural disasters.  Japan is playing on my mind as they try and control the nuclear plant on top of the horrid tsunami. I've looked at some pictures but I can't wrap my head around what they are going through.  Also, my sister in law was just diagnosed with breast cancer.  She started her battle on Friday with chemo. 

It all makes me take pause and give thanks that right now things are pretty good.  I've been through some rough patches myself.  It;s nothing compared to what is going on all around me.  I feel like the eye in the storm and I'll enjoy it even if it doesn't last

To honor and support my sister in law I will be making one piece of jewely a week in pink.  It is to raise awareness for breast cancer and also I will be donating all of the sale to Susan G. Koman Fund or directly to my sister in law to help with expenses.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Stuff - Handpainting Octopus Pendants once again

I had an order placed last week for one of my hand painted octopus pendants. Since I was already painting one I decided to go ahead and paint a couple more.

I had forgotten how fun it is to paint the pendants. So much thought goes in to make each one unique. Much to my daughter's delight I even name them.

Here are a couple I have finished and listed on Etsy..

I call this one Zardoz. He is handpainted sea green and has kelp green highlights. I used a crystal for his eyes. Not swarovski since I need to order some soon.

My next one is a hand painted scissor pendant. I painted one many moons ago and it sold really fast. I've gotten several requests since then to make more.

Then I've added Miranda and Tandar.

I have to add that Miranda is my favorite so far.

I have a couple more that I have yet to post. As you can tell I've been busy :)