Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Great Post

I am making a post just to point out another blog post written by someone else that I think everyone should read.   Enjoy!

The True Cost of Handmade by Somer Sherwood

p.s Make sure you read the comments.  I almost fell out of my chair laughing at some of them.  Enjoy :)

Happy Thanksgiving all!  <3

Friday, November 4, 2011

Painting with Fire

I have discovered something new!  And while I have not bit the bullet and jumped into it like I normally do I am excited enough about it to blog about it.  It has totally inspired me and I hope that it excites and inspires you are well.  It is called Painting With Fire and it is a enameling technique by Barbara Lewis.  The reason why I am so excited about it is that you do not have to have a kiln!  This is something you can do without a ton of supplies in your home or garage using nothing more than a torch for a fire source.

If you would like to see what has me so excited you can visit Barbara's Site:  Painting With Fire .  There you can purchase a kit with everything you need to get started for only $110 bucks.  The kit includes everything but the MAPP Gas and you can purchase that at Lowe's or Home Depot for about $9 a canister.  Once you purchase the kit you will be able to make beauties like this:

All Beads made above are made by Barbara Lewis

And while I have only purchased Barbara's book from Amazon called "Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: A Workshop in Painting with Fire" (it should be here soon!) I think I have found what I want for Christmas from Dear Husband.