Thursday, July 16, 2009

Adding a creative upcycled touch

One of the things I do while not lampworking, is make my own business card envelopes and and "Thank you" cards from magazines or books that are destined for the landfill.

I've found that the best place to find books and magazines are thrift stores, yard sales and the unwanted rack at the library.

(At first I really didn't feel right cutting up books, but I reminded myself where their path would otherwise be heading.)

Each envelope and card adds a visually fun and unique upcycled touch. They are a useful way to send a "Thank you" and an excellent way to present a business card!

In the near future I would like to use recycled only shipping products!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Crochet Inspiration

I would like to take a moment to share some fantastic hand crocheted beaded creations made by Sylvia Kubilus-Elam from

Here is an intricate and glamorous knitted Red Hatters Bag! But it's not just a bag it's also a necklace!

With the size of 2-1/2" x 3" and a rope length of 25" you can easily store your mini treasures while wearing them close to your heart.

Sylvia at recently made a bead crochet necklace using one of my focals! I am honored to see that such a highly talented jewelry artist would use one of my creations in one of hers!!

To see more of fabulous crochet creations check out her blog at

Monday, July 6, 2009

Copper Donut won Runner Up in advanced catagory!

I had entered this BHB in the Flame and Foil contest. I entered it in the intermediate category, but it won a runner up position in the advanced category! Sweet!