Tuesday, January 25, 2011

learning to solder a crown...




so i went to a soldering class in escondido, calif., about an hour away from where i live.


so.much.fun.! my friend patricia went with me. shes a jewelry maker, so she knows what she is doing. me, just learning!


here is my crown i made..it isnt finished. i was so slow *lol* , but all it needs is a front decorative piece. i have a vintage looking brass shell piece, some rhinestones, even a rhinestoney mermaid..i was trying to make it kinda beachy looking while i was in the class...maybe i've changed my mind..anyway here it is-----
click on the pics for a super close view! :)




Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DONT LOOK you know who you are!!! LOL




I am making these Button bracelets using all SU! buttons, in the Brights Collection, and the Neutral Collection. They are for a couple of friends who should not be looking here right now!! LOL
I also thought it was sweet to have 2 of the small flower buttons dangle off the bracelets!


The Black/white/grey one I added some of my fave vintage rhinestone button and dangles. I just had to...its mine!! I also put the largest of the SU rhinestones on 4 of the small flower buttons.
Click pics for close-ups!
Thanks for looking!!




Friday, January 14, 2011

a little card-makins!
















well! twice in one day! i've been stamping for a few swap groups, so here they are. its been soooo long since i've posted stuff i've made!







from the NEW Stampin UP! Occasions mini catalog-


Sew Suite- yes its a cute play on words!
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on the TOP is the set called Bliss~~ i LOVE this set!
(annnnd i cant get the pic down here cuzzz??? lol)

this is a very simple card, i adore these colors. the black stripe ribbon was s'posed to be more gathered...lol
thanks for visiting!
tandra







a word for the new year...

a few weeks ago i saw a challenge to choose a word for the year. after thinking about it for a while, and knowing my slacker habits, i came up with my word -
~do~

i figured i needed to DO lots of things, get up off my arse *i mean computer* and do something.
more than what ive been doing.
then this morning i googled the meaning of the word ~do~ , and quite the interesting list came up! here it is partially...there are a LOT more definitions in the list that are very applicable! lol


1. to perform
2. to execute
3. to accomplish
4. to put forth
5. to be the cause of
6. to render, give or pay,
----and here is the doozie
7. to deal with, fix, clean, arrange, move, etc., as the case may require. lol as in DO the dishes! snort!

there are a ton more meanings and such..here is where i found mine- http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/do


i'm happy with the word i chose, its gonna really suit me.

what would YOUR word of the year be?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

some Christmas pretties....


given to me by my husband, daughter and son..I adore them! and the gifts too!!!




and more...

no skeered face HERE on Sidewinder!! LOL over the top they gooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!





somebody needs to lose a few...sez as shes holding 2 lbs of knotts berry Farm FUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...and Happy New Year!!




we went to Knotts berry Farm New Years eve day. freezing cold. halo took a friend.


Thankyou gramma!! for the tickets! ;)
Halo and Savannah WAYYY up high on the spinner twister ride!! crazy!!