“I’ll re-tool you!”

I hear that line from Christmas Vacation every time I think about changing the focus of my studio! Every. Time 🤣

I am about to put all the jewelry supplies up and focus on my shells. I see wreaths and other home accessories in the very near future! I just want to create a few more pieces for myself before that happens.  

Check out what what’s left here. Got a few items that would be great for Mother’s Day!

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Didn’t see that coming!

I sold the only thing I had in my Etsy store.  Less than 2 hours after posting it!  I guess stepping out of one’s comfort zone can pay off!

I finished up another little project I had in the works.  It was fun to play around with the colors.  This chartreuse (light moss green) color isn’t my favorite, but I really like the looks of it.  If that color was in my color wheel I’d keep it!  But it’s not!  It will clash with everything in my closet!

I’ll be posting it in my Etsy store later today.

I am an Imposter

Or so my daughter says so. Actually, what she said was that I suffer from Imposter’s Syndrome. Either way I hesitate to call myself an ‘artist’. I hear the word and I imagine the likes of Monet, Van Gogh, da Vinci. I have always called myself “A kid with a crayon”. Primarily because when I sit down to create something I don’t always have a clear image in my brain of what it will look like. And even if I “nail it”, it never looks as good as I pictured in my head. (perfectionist talking) Doesn’t matter that it looks pretty good. I will always find flaws in my work. I am learning to let that go and just let my fingers create. Often my husband asks “Whatcha gonna make today?” Often, my answer is “Whatever, comes off the fingers.”

Island Girl Barrett

This barrette falls in that category. I love the look of burlap/jute and just about anything that sparkles, glitters, shines, or shimmers. Put all those together and it just makes me smile. I was playing with some polymer clay and knew that I wanted to mix all these colors and textures together. I used a brown polymer clay as the base and decided to dust it with pearl green pigment powder. Added the burlap, shells and coated the whole thing in liquid polymer clay. After the required bake time and cooling I coated the shells with a gloss top coat and applied a gold leafing wax to the burlap.
All of these products were new to me and I learned so much from the process. Ultimately I love the way it looks. The burlap reminds me of the bags of oysters I had seen growing up along the coast of Florida and Alabama. Shells always take me home to my beloved beach.
You can find the barrette for sale HERE in my Etsy store.
Thanks for letting me share a little of me with you! Have a blessed rest of the day.

Heidi

This is handmade  for YOU! 

Casual Boho Beach Inspired French Clip Barrette

Ever get tired of looking for the right accessory?  For me personally, hair accessories fall in that category.   Very rarely have I found barrettes that I just love.  I present this one to you here.  It will coordinate great with the starfish earrings when you select the green color option at checkout. (Combine the order and save on shipping) 


Didn’t see that coming!

I sold the only thing I had in my Etsy store.  Less than 2 hours after posting it!  I guess stepping out of one’s comfort zone can pay off!
I finished up another little project I had in the works.  It was fun to play around with the colors.  This chartreuse (light moss green) color isn’t my favorite, but I really like the looks of it.  If that color was in my color wheel I’d keep it!  But it’s not!  It will clash with everything in my closet!

I’ll be posting it in my Etsy store later today.