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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Texas Sandfest 2009

To see 3 days of photos of amazing sculptures go to http://s270.photobucket.com/albums/jj89/catl8dy/Texas%20Sandfest%202009/?albumview=slideshow Password is "Redgranite"
It was awesome to see, am so glad we stayed for it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Necklaces from the beach...


Upper right...Beach comber's necklace...Scallop shells
and knotted hemp.
Lower left...Dressy necklace with blue coquina shells , beads and a large shell pendant.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Project - Corner Bookmarks



Corner Bookmarks -

Have been making these to use up scraps and junk mail. Fun to make and useful ;-)

Cut the corners off a junk mail envelope...dimensions 2"x2" is good.

Leave 2 sides open to slide over corner of book page.

Then take scrap cardstock, cut and glue to both sides of envy corner to stiffen.

Next collage, draw, stamp, punch whatever you want to create art on them.

I used the gold edge from recycled Christmas cards, cut and scored to trim a couple.





These are really fun to make and use up those

teeny scraps that are always piling up.



Decided to use the "Zen" thing on one.

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Pit Beads

"Art in My Garbage" is a favorite theme I deamed up.
All that "stuff" in the trash-bin surely has another life as an "art supply" - Yesterday the discovery was date pits ;-D
They scrub up well, have a nice rustic, "woody" look and make great beads when drilled with a fine dremel bit. Have also just discovered "sea beans", along with the lovely shells on the Texas beaches. The teeniest bit of baby oil shines them up nice. Avocados, apple seeds, prune pits, etc. can all be used as well. http://www.beachbeans.com/bean_descriptions.html