Sunday, June 23, 2013

Steampunk Keys Cats and Dance!

Here's my favorite necklace EVER!! Why you ask. Because it's a dancer and I love dance! Do you like her?


Here's a Steampunk cat brooch I fashioned.
Here's a really cool Steampunk star keychain I made.
All of these items are available in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My Son is a Soldier Patriotic Necklace for the Fourth of July!

Order this one of a kind patriotic necklace ASAP from my etsy shop and you'll be wearing it for your 4th of July celebration!

Don't miss the chance to honor America and the men and women who keep us safe.
My grandson, Michael is a marine stationed in California.
My prayers are with ALL the men and women who serve and sacrifice for our freedom every day. THANK YOU!
Use this code at checkout and get a 10% discount: DANCEKAM22

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Necklaces on Etsy!

This upcycled vintage pewter wine label and key makes a great steampunk necklace for wine lovers everywhere.
This keyhole and skeleton key pendant features green beads that look like eyeballs and makes a great steampunk necklace.

 Check out this Victorian steampunk cameo necklace with a hanging crystal to draw in positive energies to your life.

 Here's a close up of the beautiful crystal.

 For an American Indian flair check out my seed bead black and silver necklace with a raw amethyst wrapped in filigree for a pendant.

Here's a close up of the amethyst.

That's it for today. Remember to visit my Etsy shop where these beautiful necklaces are available for purchase. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Create a Summer Craft Center for your Kids or Yourself

Keep your kids inspired this summer with a craft room, aka the kitchen table and some shelves brimming with supplies. Fill some shelves with baskets and shoeboxes containing basic art studio supplies plus recyclables, craft supplies (like fun foam, stickers, Play-Doh®, etc.), and fabric scraps. The kids provided the imagination.

If you've got kids at home this summer (your own, your grandkids, etc.), I recommend this list of starter supplies.

  • Basic art supplies like white glue, paint, paper, tape, and beads
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Duct tape (a variety of colors and patterns), painter's tape, electrical tape
  • Corks, lids, chopsticks, spools, jars, empty toilet paper rolls, and other recyclables
  • Craft sticks
  • Fiberfill
  • Fabric scraps and sewing supplies
  • Wire and beads from the dollar store
  • Socks (old ones or socks that have lost their mate to the laundry monster)
  • Wood glue and Mod Podge® (plus heavy gel medium or a glue gun—used with supervision—to mount found objects like shells and rocks)
  • Ink and stamps
  • Paints and cardboard stock paper
  • Old buttons
  • Beading string
  • Discarded jewelry parts
  • Old watch parts

Why not hang a clothesline in your craft room and display summer artwork there? At the end of the summer, you can have the kids frame select pieces and mount them on the wall.

Come the end of August when you ask yourself, “Where did the summer go?” you'll be able to point to your kids' artistic treasures and say, “There.”

Monday, June 3, 2013

More Steampunk Jewelry!!

I'm having soooo much fun making steampunk jewelry. Check out my latest creations.

Steampunk Butterfly Necklace with Abalone and Turquoise

Bicycle Necklace complete with a basket, lock, key, and even bling!
Here's a close-up.
If you like parrots, you'll LOVE this next necklace!!

Here's a close-up.
Which one do you like best?
Check out my Etsy store for more great jewelry!