I’ve added a few new items to my Etsy shop: The Artsy Parts. All of the items are earrings.
There is a variety of items on The Artsy Parts ranging from drawings to jewelry. If you want to take a look at my shop just click the link above. I am curious as to what my audience thinks of the products available. Do you have an Etsy shop also? Leave the link in the comments below; I would love to see what you work on!
Medium Blue Stone Earrings
Silver Key Shaped Earrings
Fleur de Lis Earrings
Give me some feedback on the poll below, please! I am open to suggestions and comments as well. I would love to hear what you think!
Those of you who follow me probably know of my Etsy addiction. Once I get started on that website my night is gone. BUT it really is a great place to find handmade or vintage items. I haven’t had a bad experience yet. So, I’ve put together some of my favorite Etsy items to share with you I hope you enjoy them. As always, click the image to follow the link.
If you have been following me for a bit, these pieces of jewelry will look very similar to my bookmark designs. They are made in a similar fashion and are fun and easy to create. Hopefully you enjoy it.
Things You Will Need:
Scissors Glass Tiles
Chains, pendants, earring hooks, etc. (your choice how many of these things you use.)
*everything on this list, besides the linked objects, were bought at Michael’s. All of these things can be found at any craft/hobby store.
Lay your glass tile down with the back facing up. The back is more flat. squeeze a small amount of Diamond Glaze onto the back of the tile.
Press your pre-cut pattern onto the dot of glue. Make sure the glue reaches the edges of the tile before it dries.
Put a small amount of the Diamond Glaze onto your pendant backing of choice.
Press the tile onto to the pendant backing and let it sit to dry. You should have something similar to the above picture.
Add some earring hooks in and you are finished!
You can make compass earrings
Or a new necklace
You can make just about anything you want.
I will be adding these to Etsy at some point this week and you will be able to purchase them if you are interested. If you would like something that is not above, let me know and we will work something out. Thanks for reading.
I saw these really cool frames on Etsy a few weeks ago. They had been decorated with scrapbook paper and were really pretty. I considered doing the same with some of my own but, I chose to use a map instead. You would be surprised how hard it is to find a map anymore. I went to three or four different stores before I found one that even carried maps. I guess GPS is really taking over the world…
Things You Will Need:
First, you are going to want to take the glass and store provided picture out of the frame so that you can clean any dust off that it may have accumulated in the store. Make so it is dry when you start the next step.
Begin to cut your map into sections that will fit your frame. Once you have a good match put a layer of Mod Podge on the frame and line up the paper. Use your fingers to push the map into the frame to soak up the glue.
Now that your map is sticking to the frame begin layering the glue on top of the paper. You will have to get your fingers messy here… Push the glue into the map with your fingers. Make sure it is sticking to the frame in all areas, especially on the edges. If not, wait a few minutes until the glue begins to dry and apply another layer.
Repeat steps 1-3 for all sides of the frame.
When the glue is dry and you are happy with the appearance add a memorable picture and enjoy!
Michelle Curiel is an artist who lives in Hollywood, CA. She is a lady of many talents but I greatly enjoy her colorful sketchbook illustrations. It seems as if it is a way for her to vent and relax. It gives you a peek into her mind. They are mindful doodles, if you will…
I first found michelle on Instagram, an app for cell phones. I, then, was perusing Deviant Art a short time afterward and found her on there so I began to follow her work. She is really a fun and unique artist and she does what she wants. She doesn’t draw because others will like it. She draws because she loves it. That is something that is truly amazing. She deserves some serious recognition!
In addition to illustration, Michelle makes colorful feather mohawk, paintings, drawings, website designs, and takes a bit of her own photography. Please check out her links.