Friday, February 28, 2014

Patina Blog Hop

Our thanks to Kathy Lindemer, of Bay Moon Design for such a fun Blog Hop to participate in.
When we recieved our Vintaj compass, it pointed straight in the direction of my granddaughter, Catherine.  Cat takes care of customers in our store, and does tons of custom work.  She is very creative and has a wonderful imagination. 
This grand adventure begins with air travel.  The compass has been painted with Vintaj patina and used as part of the centerpiece... keeping "en route" on our Steampunk inspired travels.  
Hanging from the compass below is the hot air balloon.  This balloon starts with a filigree and a little patina, then layered with paper and a glass cabachon.  The basket is metal with patina and chain to finish the look.  The balloon is attached to the basket with fiber and ready to sail the skies!!!
This necklace was attached together with iron and silver wire.  The stones are frosted quartz and faceted agates. 

The lampwork below, made by Jennifer, is hand-pulled gold adventurine.  Such beautiful colors!!!

The handmade metal rectangle was changed to a cloud and is stamped with "to the skies!".  Cat felt it just had to be a cloud!
Wire-wrapped oval crystals dangle around the necklace below... adding just a touch of sparkle!
A fantasy inspiration and a Vintaj adventure... ready to take you where anything is possible!!!
Please visit all of the participants and see what they created.

Hostess:  Kathy Lindemer,  BayMoonDesign 

  Karia Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
 Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

Jessica Murray, Whimsical Monkey
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs

Kay Thomerson, KayzKreationz Blog

Claire Fabian, Saraccino

Christie Searle Murrow Charis Designs

Friday, February 21, 2014

Grow Your Blog Winner

We have a winner!

The winner of the Grow Your Blog hop event, as chosen by random number generator, is #15, Caroline.

Generate a random number between 1 and 62  = 15

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our blog and left such nice comments.  We enjoyed visiting lots of new blogs and meeting new people.  We hope Caroline will enjoy her lampwork headpins.