Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oh, The Possibilites!

Oh, I'm a sucker for a good book and office supplies- I love a good romp through Staples or Office Depot- but rather than tell you what color paper clips I just bought I'll give you the low down on this book that I think should be part of your library. Call it an 'office supply/business expense' whatever it takes to justify the purchase. I call it another late birthday present from me to me.

I was drawn to this book because of its wide variety of topics. Right now anything that can help me get the cloisonne` or enameled look I want for my big little lady sculpture is a must have right now. Even if its just a particular color combination in an advertisement in a magazine- its mine. This book covers- resin, enameling, acrylic, polymer clay, and glass.

This really cool pin is made from a piece of broken pottery. Two things come to mind. 1. I would have really liked to see the whole piece of pottery- I'm sure its also very cool. 2. What great detail work! So very small and intricate! The artist is Patti Leota Genack. Love the little girl and dog hanging out the window.

There's directions on-
-how to transfer images onto your jewelry and how to keep them protected during the process.
-how to add a patina
-how to make a figure
The author, Sherri Haab, created this bracelet using transfer techniques.

This pendant by Susan Gifford, was made by applying cloisonne` enamel to precious metal clay.
Why, there's even info on wire wrapping, macrame, crocheting with wire, creating buckles and closures- you name it- I think I saw a casserole recipe in there, too!

This stunning piece was created by Kelly Russell. The butterflies and lady are from precious metal clay.
There's complete directions for firing your jewelry. I just found out that 'ramp speed' doesn't have anything to do with racing for that last available spot in the parking ramp.

There were many other pictures I could have included but I hate to spoil it for you! All I can say is- Great Job Sherri Haab, great collection of artwork and artists.


  1. Christine, this new book looks fabulous. I love mixed-media jewelry, so I'll have to add this book to my collection.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Christine, thanks for stopping by. I've been in an extremely positive mood (more than usual)as of late, and I can see the difference that it's making in my life. I definitely plan to amp it up! The creativity's flowing, and I'm going along for the ride.

  3. OMG, you make me laugh!
    I so relate to your hermit crab could be the next Stephen King, you got the universal fears down pat.
    Love your ballerina's tiara!
    It truly did complete her.

    PS sorry for my last post, it came out wrong. Been blogging for 2 years and still have no idea how it works.

  4. Ooooo, i need that book too, remember: feb is my b-day! Speaking I ever going to see you so i can give you your birthday present (once i buy it)?

  5. OMG, seriously? Seriously
    Tell me where you'll be doing your stand up,I"LL BE THERE!
    I am truthfully laughing out loud alone, here in my home...the animals are all gathered around, they do that when I cry...
    I am laughing so hard...yes, yes- -you made me cry!

    I'll post correct content, I haven't changed yet, this is too much fun.

    Bless your heart, I needed a good laugh!

    You have a new fan!

  6. muuuuussst resist the compulsion to buy yet another hobby and more art supplies!!! This does look like a great book- I can't wait to see what you create from the inspiration :)

  7. staples, I'm there!
    office supplies in excess, I'm so there!

    books about creativity....I'm doin' it!

    boy, we have a lot in common, don't we!
    thanks for your visit!
    ciao bella
    come anytime...

    creative carmelina

  8. Anonymous is Jan Bush Woods- I visit her blog often- as well as Kim's, Liz's and Carmelina's. They are all great artists and craftsmen (craftspeople) Chinamommy- well, I almost don't have to go to her blog there's this invisible thread between us that vibrates when something is up- ok, sometimes its a damn earthquake! But I recommend you go there- actually all you ladies should know each other! This comment was really to respond to Jan's comment about my stand up routine-I do my 'stand up, fall down, crawl back to bed- routine often. My venue is my crazy life. Thank you for becoming a follower (almost at 50 whew-hoo!)and I hope you check in a lot!


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