KCEtsy June First Friday Trunk Show

The KCEtsy Street Team is at it again for another First Fridays event in Kansas City. Taking place at Shiraz Restaurant in their Gallery Room at 320 Southwest Blvd., at Southwest Blvd. and Broadway in the Crossroads District, KC, MO.

The artists show and sale runs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, June 6th, 2008. I will be there along with 9 other local artists displaying their fine art and upscale handmade wares. Come join in the fun - shop and eat at Shiraz. See you there!

Copper Pendant Saga

I love these copper bezels but getting something to work hasn't been easy. I tried polymer resin a few times with varying degrees of limited success. First I hadn't sealed the images well enough before filling the bezels with the resin and the images discolored. Bubbles were a problem too–lots of them! Then there's the smell of the resin and the worry about what it was doing to my brain cells. Lord knows I can't afford to lose any more of those.

Yesterday I got a new product in the mail, Amazing Glaze. I've tried it out a couple of times this morning, and think I've finally found the way to go. It comes in a powder that melts in a toaster oven. Got bubbles? Simply reheat with a heat gun and watch the bubbles pop. Not enough powder? Sprinkle on some more and stick it back in the oven. After only about 10 minutes to cool and set it's ready to wear!

I suppose it isn't as indestructible as the polymer resin, but these pendants aren't worth losing sleep, or brain cells, over! Now if the supplier could get more of those bezels back in stock I'd really be in business.

The first one is already listed in my Etsy shop. More on the way.

A New Line of Pendants: Virtue Garden

I'm designing a new line of pendants called "Virtue Garden." Each pendant has a graphic, botanical image on the front and a virtue to "grow" on the reverse. The pendants designs are encased between two pieces of glass and are framed with Silvergleem lead-free solder. Here's a sneak peak at a few of the designs coming.

Once the designs are listed in my Etsy shop, I will be happy to create just the right combination of words, colors and designs to suit your taste and needs.

Grow some virtues!