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Lace Bobbin Suncatchers

Hello Everyone – and welcome back for my latest project “how to”: Suncatchers. This is the temp I woke up to this morning… Burrrrrr.  We just sort of went from the end of Summer to Winter overnight here.  Okay, if that’s the way it’s going to be I need to bring a little more sun… Continue reading Lace Bobbin Suncatchers

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Calligrapher’s Nib Tin Storage – Joseph Gillott’s Silvery Pens #104

And we’re off – Monday, another new week already. I got to spend some time in my studio last week and it was very productive.  And thanks to one of my Old Raven customers I remembered that I had not made the storage tin for one of my favorite Antique nib boxes: This is Joseph… Continue reading Calligrapher’s Nib Tin Storage – Joseph Gillott’s Silvery Pens #104

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The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!

Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on.  Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

Hey everybody, we’re in the home stretch for the Alchemist Compass project. At the end of Part 3, I just finished ‘altering’ the compass. I might go back and add a layer of clear coat over the grid paper and jewels as I’ve done on other compass projects.  We’ll see. I want to keep the… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 3

Welcome back everyone.  I call this the Alchemist Compass but though the compass has its importance in this piece – it’s the box that’s going to catch everybody’s eye so let’s continue with that. This is where I left it in Part 2. Here I’ve reattached the lid portion of the hinge and I’m removing… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 3

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 2

Am I the only one who goes into their craft room and comes out minutes, hours, days later wondering what happened?  I think craft rooms must be similar to worm holes in the universe – it’s magic in there! So, I’m in the process of turning a yard sale ring box and dime store compass… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 2