Monday, August 31, 2009

Sapphires are Here

Tomorrow is the begining of September, which is the month of my birthday. Sapphire is the birthstone for this month and comes in the most amazing array of colors! I LOVE Sapphires and garnets both because of their varieties.

Anyhow, here is one of my pieces. I hope to make sapphire crosses in a similar fashion soon as well.
Please visit my store to see more new items.

Introducing EmBound ART on Etsy!

I've been listing like mad so I can go back to my main store but I'm so happy to have a place now for my paintings and drawings.

I invite you to check it out. Currently I only have ACEO sized art but will add larger projects in the near future.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Reductions...With a Catch

I've reduced many items in my store. That's great news huh? Well there's a bit more too it and I hope you'll like this idea. Many of my pendants came with 20" sterling silver box chains. Some people would rather have them longer or shorter and while I'm not in a position to accommodate all their requests, I am able to reduce the price so my customers can use the money to get what they want. I'm still offering the 20" sterling silver chains in my store for only $5.

Some of my pendants were reduced beyond the $5 deduction for chains. Please check out my MANY one of a kind items in my store and stay tuned for some new items in GENUINE sapphire!!

Monday, August 24, 2009


I've been experimenting with dragonflies lately. Once again, I have to appologize for the bad scans. The paintings are too large for my scanner.

Here are some art card sized dragonflies:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Butterfly Samples

So my daughter's room has a butterfly theme of pinks and purples. I thought I'd try to paint something for her room. Here are the butterfly paintings I made for her walls:

I hope to bring more samples of my paintings here. I'm still debating whether to put any on Etsy. I'm leaning toward taking that plunge. Here are a couple close ups of the butterfly paintings I've done (very poor cropped off scans; seem to darken paintings)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Trying New Things

If you check my store frequently you've noticed I haven't been listing new items lately. There are a few reasons for this. For one, supplies are pricey and until I make some more sales, I won't be able to bring out many new items. Two, I've been taking my creativity to a new dimension. I've been painting. Using watercolor pencils and a micron pen, I've been having a blast bringing to life new ideas--and old ones.

In my art I'm able to share my faith, my love for my kids, adoption and my love for nature. I hope in the near future to be able to feature some of my paintings/drawings in my blog and share the individual inspiration for them.

Etsy has many talented artists selling on their site. I'm not sure whether I'll be sharing any of my ACEO (art card sized) paintings. I'm so new to the world of painting and this was literally the first time painting since I was taking art in high school! While I'm happy with what I've produced, I'm not sure of the interest others will have in my work .

Below is one I painted. It's a larger version of an ACEO I did. It represents the new life I have in Christ as He touched my heart giving me a new life in Him.

The next I painted for the family room to bring out the colors. Didn't feel it really went with it so it's in the kitchen which connects to the family room.

Below is another shot of my art card sized paintings. Each one has it's own story.

The last picture is one I painted tonight for my daughter's room. I'm really going to have to do something for my boys' rooms. My 8 year old is a bit tired of Buzz Lightyear.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Your Kids HERE!

You might have seen some of my "picture necklaces" (for lack of a better name). Here is one I made for myself showing my three children. I put my oldest son in the middle holding his little brother and little sister's hand. I made them with various heights to reflect their birth order.

The retangular background is made from Art Clay, which you may know by now is 99.9% pure silver once the piece is fired and the binder has burned away. Each piece is stamped ".999FS" for 99.9% Fine Silver on the back.

I use solid sterling silver beads and chains. Why do I specify "solid"? I'm finding many sellers out there are using the word sterling silver in their descriptions only later to state--or not state--reference to the plating of their jewelry. My supplies are purchaced from trusted vendors so my customers can be sure they are purchasing unique pieces which made with quality materials to give them many years of enjoyment.

If you would like to purchase a custom necklace, please "convo" me in my Etsy store with what you would like to see and I will give you a price quote. Just for example, the piece you see here will run roughly $35.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Items!

It's time for me to begin listing once again. These projects were completed last week but due to our family vacation I wasn't able to get them listed. Each of the pieces except for the wire wrapped tri-colored fluorite are made from Art Clay. Art Clay is similar to PMC (a brand standing for Precious Metals Clay). Art Clay is 99.9% pure silver once it's fired.

The picture necklaces you see are made from Art Clay and sterling silver wire. I use the wire to draw my designs for the clay.

If you would like something custom made for you, feel free to convo me in my Etsy store. I'd be happy to draft something up for you. I made myself a necklace with stick figures of each of my children. I will have to show that one off soon.

I invite you to visit my store today and in the coming days to see what's new.

Back From Vacation

There is nothing like coming back home from vacation and using your home shower and sleeping in your bed.

My family and I just came back from a trip to an RV resort in Neskowin, Oregon. The highlight of the park were the bunnies! They were everywhere and would come right up to you (in hopes of food). These cute little critters were EVERYWHERE! Babies and all.

In addition to playing at the RV resort and swimming in the pool, we visited the coast, outlet stores, and the Tillamook cheese factory on the way home. We had a great time.

While in the RV, I got my boys to sit for over 2 hours watching Mary Poppins. You'd have to know my boys to know just how amazing that is.

My sale has ended but I have some new items I'll be listing soon. Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer and staying cool.