This cyber monday has been a great success, both in my personal shopping and Shaded Lines orders! If you have not ordered anything, but have been wanting something from my etsy store…today is the day! Only a few more hours to receive 20% off anything ordered by using the discount code “HOLIDAY20” when you check out.
Thanksgiving is almost here! The upcoming holiday is a good one for me because I get to travel back home and see friends and family that I haven’t seen in a while. I will be away from my shop….but it will still be open for those of you doing your Christmas shopping! (hopefully on black friday and after the holidays tho!!)
I’m offering 20% off any purchase in my Shaded Lines Etsy Shop, by using the discount code “HOLIDAY20” when you check out. This sale will run from the start of #trueblackfriday Nov. 29 thru Dec. 2 #blackfriday #christmas #25days
Because I will be out of town, shipping will be delay a few days….but you will still receive it before Christmas 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
I did it! I finally fired the pieces of PMC clay with the kitty paw prints, and they turned out great! I watched a lot of tutorial videos on youtube from places that specialized in dealing with that type of clay and firing with a hand held torch….and I’m so glad I did!
I wasn’t able to upload the video of me firing the clay, but I did find out that I needed to open up the stream of gas a bit more, because it starts to fizzle out and not burn as hot toward the end. But total time firing is approx 3 mins and the end result is a 99.9% silver charm that is a darling memento of my precious kitties 🙂
Here are some photos of the processes after firing (from sanding, burnishing and patina):
(I broke one of them buy trying to take a shortcut with punching the hole for the jump ring instead of drilling….another lesson learned!)
Now, one is ready to wear 🙂 And the others are drying for another firing session later this week!
I took the plunge. After watching more than a few tutorial videos on working with the clay and how to fire, I made my first charm. Since it was just a test, and not something I was looking to list in my Shaded Lines Etsy store, I made something that I could keep and wear 🙂
I’ve been fascinated with all the fingerprint and animal print items I’ve seen…and, if anyone knows me, they know that my cats are my kids! So I made tiny little toe prints from each of the kittens (4 yrs old now).
The charms are in the drying stage, so firing will come once I receive my firing brick in the mail (hurry it up USPS!)
Crossing my fingers that these work out….and that I don’t burn the house down!
I think my New Year’s resolution has fallen into the pit that New Year’s resolutions go to…. I really meant to keep up the posting of once a week; which didn’t seem like a lot, but apparently was!
I’m back at it again…or trying to be, anyway. I’ve set up a calendar to remind myself to make at least once a week posting on Wednesday’s….hopefully something exciting and new that I’ve made over the weekend will be featured. Or maybe a project that I’m looking at starting…
One thing that I’ve had my creative eye on for a while is PMC clay. The fact that you can mold this clay into virtually anything and fire it….and it end up being 99.9% silver boggles my mind, but appeals to my need to create and have jewelry! Win, Win!!!
I bought some last week and finally figured out what I want to make for the first try! (something to do with mementos from each of my cats, of course!)
College football season starts in a week! Who is excited about the upcoming games, tailgating and all the game day attire you get to accessorize?!?! I’ve made some new FSU pieces….now I can’t wait to wear them!
I’ve been working a lot lately on adding more jewelry and diversity to my Shaded Lines Etsy Store! I tend to like smaller jewelry pieces and have made a lot of those in the past, but I’ve been noticing the style has been bigger and bolder lately (especially this summer with pop colors and bright statement items)!
So…..I had to add some to my shop! These are just a few items and more are definitely in the works 🙂
What do you think?
I’ve also found patinas that are colored….so I can make pop color words on metal blanks! I think this would go great with the bright colors of summer that I’ve seen in clothing, accessories, etc!
What phrase or quote would you put on a piece of jewelry if you could?
Still working on the jewelry stamping…but, of course, I have creative ADD and can’t stay on one project at a time!
I recently cut a bunch of glass that I had stocked up for the past few months with my new tile saw (now that it’s finally getting warm outside!) and created this bottle/keepsake container. Great way to keep your keepsakes in one place and a unique container all at the same time!
Go to my Shaded Lines Etsy store and get yours today!