Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3/7 MARCH: THE CREATIVE CONTINUUM OF SEVEN ARTISTS

Check out this wonderful Challenge hosted by Sally Russick using one of my Copper Components and a  wonderful mix of beads!



Click HERE to go to Sally's Blog and Hop from there.


Kristi

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

The Rufous Hummingbirds are finally back in the neighborhood,
 nice to hear the purr of the Rufous as they zip around the yard.






We still have our wonderful Anna's who stayed around all winter.


Here's a lovely Flicker taking advantage of my upside down suet feeder.



We just put up the Owl Box too, so maybe one of these days I'll have an Owl to share. I've never seen one in the neighborhood but I hear them quite often.


Kristi

http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/2014/03/wild-bird-wednesday-89-all-kinds-of.html

Sunday, March 16, 2014

White Copper OH YA!!

I couldn't be more excited to have found the newest Metal Clay, White Copper. You all know how I love Copper and I really like this White Copper too. I use Silver every now and again but the cost is out of line for me, I have to list things at a higher price than I'd like and higher than most of you out there are willing to pay. To me this White Copper is a good alternative. It looks and feels like regular Copprclay until it's fired and then it's like beautiful Antiqued Silver or even Pewter.

Here they are side by side



White Copper Clay on the left and regular Copprclay on the right.
I marked the outside of the package just to be sure I would remember which was which.

Once fired the resemblance vanishes!


This was my first test batch. Since then I've done an entire load of just White Copper.




Some new pieces and some of my favorites pulled out of the "vault" for use in White Copper.
I'm feverishly working to get them all listed, I've got a good chunk of them ready to go but I'm about to go blind from editing pictures. I'll have them all listed by tomorrow morning!

I created a new section in my shop just for these new White Copper pieces.
Click HERE to see what I have listed so far and check back tomorrow for the rest.


Kristi
 
 
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

More wonderful birds from my recent trip to Puerto Vallarta a couple of weeks ago.
Every bird on today's post was new to me so they added nicely to my life list!

 
Lesser Yellow Legs


Black Neck Stilts and Lesser Yellow Legs


Little Blue Heron



Tropical Kingbird!


Almost didn't get a picture of this Summer Tanager,
as bright as it is it managed to camouflage very well.

http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/2014/02/wild-bird-wednesday-85-rainbow-lorikeet.html


Kristi

Friday, February 21, 2014

We're All Ears :: February Reveal

Welcome to the first We're All Ears Inspiration Blog Hop, hosted by the 

Damselflies in Love
Photo Credit: National Geographic, Yeo Weng Sang



I love this color combination!!
I mixed gorgeous Lampwork Headpins by SueBeads
vivid blue Recycled Glass beads and a few Czech Glass drop beads.

Damselfly


I'm so excited for our first Earrings Everyday hop and hope you can Hop around and see what all our wonderful earrings lovers created this month 
OR join in the fun and link your earrings inspired by the Damselflies in Love!




Kristi

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

Back from a wonderful week in Puerto Vallarta. It was an absolutely fantastic birding week for me, I was able to add more than a dozen birds to my life list!!

Here's a Yellow Crowned Night Heron.



And here is a Juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron doing it's best to be invisible.


Another picture of the adult, love that little feather that comes off the top of their head


Here I am birding at one of the spots in Puerto Vallarta, I saw so many amazing birds!!!







Kristi