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DIY Tshirt Cloth Flower

Homespun, but Boldly Elegant I’ve got five new brooches, made from scraps. There’s something spiritually earthy when you upcycle to create beauty. The above T-shirt flower is my variation on this tutorial: http://prairiepatch.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-make-fabric-flowers.html Do try the original variation as well. … Continue reading

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DIY Luxury

Look at my new bag for a Lenormand deck! I have to share it with you, because I am so happy with it. It’s my first lavish pouch. Constructing it was an abundance and self love ritual. Here’s how I made it: Continue reading

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Filigree Fantasy, Pt Two

I’m sharing lots of my experiences today on making jewelry from Victorian-styled components. I think, when we speak about our creative process, we help each other. Continue reading

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Filigree Fantasy

I started a jewelry designing adventure in March, which I have to share. I wanted to design elaborate fantasy necklaces for myself. A Victoriana lover, I began working with Victorian-styled and other vintage-style components. This post has some of my … Continue reading

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Mystic Garden Lamp, an Upcycling Project

Scored at the second-hand store! Hobnail milk-glass lamp: $5. Plus a $2 lampshade with masculine, modern lines to counterpoint the lamp’s old-fashioned femininity. Nevertheless, the shade required tweaking to harmonize with the lamp. The shade also had stains that needed … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear, Mother’s Helper

Everyone needs a teddy bear, even big capable guys! People especially need a teddy bear when far from home. I have a bear the size of my thumb. It was perfect when I used to travel—I traveled light, and it … Continue reading

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Recent Dye Art Projects; Also Free-form Three-Dimensional Beadweaving

Vintage scraps, bones from an outhouse, and other stuff I use for art. Continue reading

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Domestic Elf Pendant: Fantasy Dye Art Project

On days off, Santa’s elf is a domestic elf, and needs a bit of fantasy jewelry: Domestic Elf Pendant; Fantasy Dye Art Project Continue reading

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Gratitude Gallery

Gratitude Gallery: to thank friends for art supplies, plus share recent artwork. Filigree jewelry, vintage doilies, dye art, wearable art, hand-painted clothing. Continue reading

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