Sunday, July 22, 2012

By The Sunny SeaShore

Don't you just love the seashore on a sunny day?
For me...any day is fine.
I love the ocean breeze. The sounds of the waves and the seagulls.
The leisurely strolls along the soft sandy beaches,
casually searching for tiny treasures.
Then the excitement and friendly competition that inevitably happens,
with each discovery.
That exact feeling, with the acception of a different time period,
is exactly what I've attempted to portray in the studio windows
this summer. Adding a little Mermaid Magic, 'cause that's
just how I roll.

I'll be working on more Vintage SeaShore pieces to add
to my spaces at Monticello's and Camas Antiques.
Still plenty of openings for private classes/parties this summer
and there is space available for the
WASHER WEAR Bracelet Class
Tuesday, July 31st from 6pm-9pm
#WWB $36.00
(All materials & snacks included.)

for $5 and $10!
Friday, July 27th from 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, July 28th from 8am - 4pm
17414 NE 199th St., Battleground, WA 98604
Featured in Romantic Country as one of
five BEST Flea Markets Coast to Coast!
Hope to see you all soon!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Makes Me Smile

I was inspired this morning by my friend Francisca Wolters of Bee & Mason,
to share some things that make me smile from around my studio.
If you read her blog you'll know why.
So here goes:
Okay, so anyone who knows me, knows I love my Gator eating
the naked Groom Doll. The doll was a gift from Ernie and has since lost his tophat
and the Gator now has a little crown.
I don't know why, but this makes me smile everytime I look at it.

Over my desk is this chunk of rusty bed springs.
I love this piece I found at Billy's shop "Cottage".

For some reason, umbrella's hanging upside and open.
Again, why?

Love mixed fonts and opposite words together!
I believe this almost covers what we do in my studio.
Note: I said, Almost.

Wings of any type on inanimate objects.

Vintage circus pieces. Especially this vending machine
which is our studio mascott and whom is still un-named.
"Come on people" we need some name suggestions!
There's a $50.00 Art Circus Gift Certificate for the winner!

Am I a little strange or what?
I seem to have a thing for bones
with lace. I think Olga, up there in the corner,
had something to do with it.

Good jUnK makes me smile!

Love tea-stained anything and a
Pistol Packing Bride?
The best!
But sorry folks, we just sold the pistol/holster belt
to an August bride!
"She's gonna be Pa-a-a-ckin".

Mary of "Hula Girl", loaned us this great Mermaid boat buoy
and the beach beauties are "MORE" than fun!

And I'm sorry, but this picture is the best!

So how about it...does anything here make you smile?
xoxo, Chris/Momma

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Class Schedule

We will only have 4 regular scheduled classes this month
as we are involved in several different events
but there are plenty of available dates & times
for Private Party/Classes of 4 or more if you'd
like to schedule one.

SEA SHORE Earrings
Metal Etching w/Momma

In this creative 3 hour class
you will learn basic metal etching
and patina while designing
your very own pair of original
earrings with metals,
shells, pearls, beads and
other found elements.
All materials and tools will be
provided along with a snack.
*Please wear grubby clothes
as they may get stained.
Wed., July 11th from 6pm - 9pm
#SSE $42.00

From Rag Ribbon & Scraps
In this unique class, you will learn to make
3 different types of fabric flowers
from rag ribbon.
Rag ribbon is made from fabric scraps.
Enhanced with seashells, freshwater pearls,
crystals, feathers and other bits & pieces.
These flowers can be used to embellish frames, lampshades, curtains & pillows,
as hair accessories,
brooches or to embellish clothing.
Even as a bow on a gift box.
You will be able to turn your pieces into
hair clips or brooches to take home with you
along with the knowledge to
create more on your own.
Fri., July 13th from 6pm - 9pm
#SSFF    $30.00       *Snacks included!

Treasure Map Necklace
In this 4 ½ hour class we
will be creating an etched metal
booklet/locket with vintage
map pages suspended from leather
and accented with shells, beads
and metal bits & pieces.
All materials provided.
*Snacks, too!
(Wear your grubbies!)
Tue., July17h from 5pm - 9:30pm
#TMN $56.00

(**NOTE: This bracelet is with a much wider leather
than will be used in the class.)
More metal etching…
but this time we’re etching
found elements, washers!
A stylish & comfortable bracelet
for wrist or ankle.
After etching and patina we will
add leather, beads, stones
And other bits & pieces.
This piece could be worn by either
male or female.
Again, all materials provided.
*Snacks, too!
(Please wear grubbies!)
Tue., July 31st from 6pm - 9pm
#WWB $36.00

These classes will most likely be available in August as well
as additional classes.
I will post more photos as I complete samples.

Have a fun and fabulous day!
xoxo, Chris/Momma