Monday, June 21, 2010

Tropical Craft Stencils: Candy's wine bottle gift bags are extraordinary!

Candy at Parker Ranch Store in Kamuela on the Big Island makes amazingly great stuff out of reclaimed blue jeans! Look what she did with our Tropical Craft Stencils! Be sure to say "hi" when you stop by. They have an eclectic array of "made in Hawaii" products, including a whole room filled with yummy eats. Many are unique and specially made for Parker Ranch!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pile-o-magnets: glass bathroom tile meets car decals

I'm tickled. Another surface has yet to escape me! Shopping at home depot for hose clamps, netting with blue glass bathroom tile threw itself upon me. I dragged it home thinking I would etch it with Tropical Etch glass etching stencils. I heard Miami in my left ear screaming "what ARE you THINKING?!?!". In front of me were over runs of our new mini decals...for cars, laptops, cell phones, notebooks, etc. and now....MAGNETS! they're sooooo kewl!

Monday, June 14, 2010

What does your pencil holder look like?

What does your pencil holder look like? This is just one of mine. I keep forgetting to turn around. I'm bound to find exactly what I need in one, if not another. I just counted 5 of them on and around my desk. I think I could survive on a desert island with what's in just this one of my "pencil holder" type thingys. Inventory: exacto knife, paint brush sponge, ruler, tweezers, bull clip, 3 spoons, 2 fork, black cord with shell pendant, lip balm, glue stick, drawing pen, glue pen, the ever necessary lip liner, stipple brush, lead pencil, pencil with bumble bee to entertain me, metalic gold paint pen, several ball point pens, orange pencil, several #2 pencils, mini box cutter, mini container of 12g of Tajin "salsa en polvo", and a pokey wooden ceramic tool/cuticle pusher back.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Letterpress paraphanalia

Letterpress paraphanalia is just another one of those things. Nalani signed me up for a ceramics class. looking fwd to playing with these and a bunch of other stuff hanging out in baskets.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tattoos meet Bodacious Bangles

Sometimes my attention span is that of a flea. I'm not sure what generation of Bodacious Bangles I'm on, tho this one surprised me! Rubber Stamp Plantation's temporary tattoos! What's being marketed as "water slide transfers", are simply temporary tattoos. How fun is that! They need a good clear coat prior to finishing, tho the bracelets need one anyway! I decided I love the new Luminarte Shimmering Mists so well, that i had to leave a good majority of this batch simply painted. Embellishing seemed to take away from their beauty. They were a hit at the Merrie Monarch Festival Craft Fair.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tattoo Pendant using Amate Bezels...First set of prototypes

This is one of the neatest projects I've tried in a while. I invested a slew in bezels from Amate and have been putting my tattoo designs and some doodle art in them with an epoxy resin. Stunning with a great neckline!