Friday, August 29, 2014

3 Frivolous Friday 8/29/14 (Pink and Black Heart, Rainbow, NO HUSBAND NEEDED and Win A Book)

 It is FRIDAY!!! Yes, it is!!!  I have has such a wonderful week!! But, I am looking forward to having a fun FAMILY filled weekend too!!  I think I have missed the noise a little bit! :)  But ONLY a little bit!! 

Last night at class we made RAW (right angle weave) Hearts.  They turned out amazing, however, my daughter already claimed mine....I make it Pink and Black - should have known better!! But, here it is, what do you think??


 

I have two new listing for today.  First is this beautiful RAINBOW Mother of Pearl necklace set.  I just love way the square metallic beads really add to the look!! 

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/9997201

And then there is anther NO HUSBAND NEEDED Klasp Helper!!  This one is in blues and purple...what do you think?

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/9997169


So, who was watching yesterday while I was working on this beautiful necklace creation??  If you were you'd see that I finished the center....and I really like the way it turned out!  Do you? Today it is on to the strap.  Please come on over to my Fan Page or Google+ page, I post 'working photos' throughout the day!



I know you WANT to enter...why wouldn't you?  This book is amazing, from an amazing author!!  AND, the winner also get to pick out some beautiful jewelry from Sandy's Seashell Shop!!  Remember to come back and do the 'daily' entries!!




 For me this is a BIG STEP!  I am really trying to take KRAFTY MAX ORIGINALS to the NEXT STEP!  I know, it seems like such a little thing, but when you are a handmade artist it is so hard to gain the foothold that we need to really 'make it'.  With the extra marketing, extra hands (to help with tutorials and marketing) and the few new tools, things will simply TAKE OFF!  I have been right on the edge of that next step for some time, and this will push me over it!! So please, SHARE, Comment or please PLEDGE for as little as $1...each $1 will really make a difference!! THANK YOU!!




Today I would like to leave you with this thought;

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart! ~Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, August 28, 2014

0 Traditional Thursday 8/28/14 (MOM, DEEP Green and Crystal, Kickstarter and Lisa Wingate)


It is Traditional Thursday, I thought I would show off something new about something from the past!  Confused?? Well, if you remember my award winning Reaching Tranquility Miniature Dressing Screen then you'll understand all of this.  If you are not sure about the story, click on the ad below to go to the original post and learn about this creation!!

I recently received this artwork from Fire Mountain Gems with a note that says that this is what they will use - IF - they choose to use my Reaching Tranquility Miniature Dressing Screen in one of their cover adds....WOW!! It just make me proud all over again!!

http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2013/07/reaching-tranquility-minature-dressing.html


Today is my mother's birthday.  


Not only do I wish to honor her because she is my mother, but also because she is my best friend.  It wasn't always that way, there were many times when my mother and I didn't get along, but we have always found a way back to each other.  She is also the person who taught me about art, beads, sewing, cooking, crochet and knitting, photography, quilting, cross stitching, weaving, love, life, the be generous to ALL with your talents and abilities, beads (ops, already said that one) and to love with all my heart - no matter what!  So, to her I say....Happy Birthday and I love you mom!!

 


Did I mention she and my dad are the owners of Gilmore Looms?
 

 I have a NEW listing for today!! YEP I sure do!! I just love the deep moss color of these beads and the 'veins' in them!!  This is one of those BOLD, but yet SIMPLE, necklace sets that can be worn with almost anything!

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/9989642


These beautiful Lapis Blue Dyed Magnesite Donuts are coming along wonderfully!! Please come on over to my Fan Page or Google+ page, I post 'working photos' throughout the day!



Just look at what I am doing!!  I hope you will SHARE, Pledge (as little as $1) and help me SPREAD the word about my campaign!!




LOOK at this give-a-way!!  I can tell you that it is worth it just to enter.  When you do you will follow Lisa Wingate and find out all about her and her amazing books!!  I have to tell you, I have now read all of her published books and they are all WONDERFUL!! Each one has a message for everyone and they all touch us, just a little differently.  I always tell people that they are more inspirational than religious, because they touch the 'core' of who you are. 

So, enter and enjoy looking around....and good luck!!



Today I would like to leave you with this message;

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world!

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