Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is bursting all over my studio!

Sweet Yvette of the Charm
House
had a post the other day about miniture roses made from crepe
paper.  She saw on Judys posts.
so I decided to give it a try.  All I had in my stash was a roll of crepe paper streamers so I tried that and it worked great! 
I then used water colors to give the rose a little more depth.
Well I was just not satisfied with the way they looked.
I was speaking to a lady at Hobby Lobby and she said her Mother made crepe paper roses then dipped them in wax.
I had bees wax on my counter.
Stuck it in the Microwave.
Then dipped the roses really fast.
The results were fascinating! 
The crepe paper now looks like they might be a china or bisque. 
I thought I would share them with you.
What do you think? 
Dipping them in the wax seemed to make them
stronger and more durable when I tried to arrange them.
My Easter Crosses:
I went to Hobby Lobby and they were
having a sale on paper formed boxes.
With it being Easter I wanted to make something
with a Christian theme.
I took the boxes apart and made two ornaments for the price of one.  I had gotten this cross book mark from
The Vintage Moth
and it fit perfectly inside of the box. 
I added a few flowers for a 3D effect then added those tiny mico balls on the edges in Silver and in gold.  Of course I had to cover the outside of the cross with a
purple paper that was one of my favorites.

Easter and May baskets are blooming everywhere.
I made another May/Easter basket! 
This one I made white on white with no color except for the jeweled piece I added under the bow.  It is just peaking out.
Don't you love spring things? 
My daffodils are in full bloom along
with the almond trees and the wild plum trees.

Yes, I have even made a couple of
beading projects.
Yes, I have been beading too. 
I wish you could see this bracelet in person.
I love emerald colors!
This one is a dark emerald  deep blue on one side and a lovely emerald purple on the other side.
In between the rosetts I added Vintage ravoli crystals that pick up both colors.  It truly is a stunning piece.
If you want a closer look be sure to
enlarge it by right clicking on the pictures.
So as you see I have been busy getting into the spring mood.

Easter Eggs and Bookmarks
I realize not everyone remembers back when we were always given a book mark at Easter time or when we learned my memory a verse from the Bible.  For the last couple of years I have been making bookmarks and giving them to people who mean a lot to me.  So this is my version of an Easter Bookmark.
I hope you will enjoy my labors of love and possibly
get some ideas to work with too.
Before I go I want to thank all of you that responded to my plea to interput the Blogger News article!
I got so many good, talented, and smart answers. 
Thanks girls, You are dolls for helpin' out!
I feel assured again and ready to tackle blogging again.

My God Richly Bless
you.
Sharon

15 comments:

Fab, feisty and fifty... said...

love the new look blog....

you are quite the prolific artisan!!

saz x

Debby said...

So many gorgeous spring goodies. Your bracelet is awesome.
debby

The Feathered Nest said...

Sharon, those roses dipped in wax are beautiful to me!!! You've been so very busy ~ I love each and every creation! Have a wonderful Wednesday sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Atypical Girl said...

Those are beautiful items!!! I LOVE HOBBY LOBBY!!! You won my friend Shari's OWOH giveaway and she showed me the cool thank you card you sent her. That was so sweet, plus the design was great!

Thanks,
Amy

Deborah said...

Hi Sharon, It is always nice to stop by and see what you are up to. I love the idea of your gathering in Georgia. Believe me if it was more like a Silver Bella event with a lot more classes and activities I would definitely come but it does sound so sweet nonetheless What do you use to make those fabulous eggs? Your little baskets and crosses are so adorable too. I have a book that shoes how to make those flowers and it does suggest dipping them in wax for a porcelain look. I have not tried it yet.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You certainly have been keeping busy!
Your projects are all beautiful!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh and your beading is so intricate...so beautifully done, and Yes, I'm sure that in person it's brilliant!!!!!

ciao sweetie...
carmelina

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

wow! they look amazing! the only thing I've ever dipped in wax is a Q-tip! lol ...

love what you've made...glad I popped on over here...will be browsing around some more now..

ciao

come by anytime...my screen's always open!!!

Myrna said...

Wow! You've been busy! Everything is so lovely~is there anything you cannot do? Thanks for the gorgeous pics of your beautiful goodies~you are an inspiration!
Blessings!
Myrn

Beadwright said...

Wow there is so much energy here. Love the blog and all you have been creating.

Nicole/Beadwright

Thespa McLaughlin said...

What a bountiful basket of wonderful Easter creations. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Lil 'ol me said...

Thanks so much for the visit and following! I love your blog... so pretty, love your treasures.

About the no ads thing....I am so glad I could help and knowing so made that decision so much more rewarding!

XO
Carrie

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Sharon,
Your Easter creations are truly amazing. The basket is just yummy & the encased cross, very clever indeed! Lisa

Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios said...

What a lovely blog site! Beautiful work! Thanks for hopping over to my blog to see my collage jewelry I posted on the link on the graphicsfairy site. I have only been doing these for a couple of weeks now, they sure are fun to make. Still trying to get the solder even though, but I love making them even if they are imperfect. Happy Art Day!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wow, how beautiful your creations are! I am not surprised as everything you do is so pretty. I still haven't found my package from you,,it's packed, I remember doing it. Too bad I can't come to the gathering, it will be fun.
Love
Marcie

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