Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Paper houses.

N has been making a lot of paper houses. He makes single homes that can be put on a shelf for display...

He makes larger groups of homes that are portable, but too large for a shelf...

He makes model homes and subdivisions that remain under construction...

He makes homes of all shapes and sizes...

He makes entire neighborhoods...

I love this bright green house with pink shutters and orange sidewalk in the middle of lighter-colored houses.

Nearly everywhere you step in our basement you are in danger of crushing a house. It's amazing.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Burnished Blossoms.

Here's a class by Diane Hyde that I wish I was taking at Bead & Button.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Scattered Light.

One of my favorite vendors at Bead & Button was Scattered Light Jewelry. I loved their booth and bought something from them every year until they stopped showing there. One year I bought a silver flower, not sure what I would do with it. The next year I bought another one, thinking I'd make earrings.

All these years later I've finally made them.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another mosaic picture.

This is the other mosaic picture I kept for myself.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Over the summer I tried my hand at mosaics.

I made a lot of mosaic flower pictures and gave some to family members and friends for Christmas. My hand was sore for weeks from cutting all the flowers from the plates. It was fun to do something different and I have other mosaic ideas floating around in my mind--some that are jewelry related.

This is one I kept for myself. I have one more that I'll share next time.

Thursday, February 3, 2011