Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DIY Mushroom Collage

Made from magazines and glue. I saw something and wanted it so I made it.
That seems to be all I do these days. It's like I finally have the time and support to craft again and all I can do is copy what I've seen. I just feel so uninspired to do anything original lately. I don't just want to recreate everything but I can't seem to make anything else/ 

In other news, Dustin bought me the ring of my dreams. A chocolate/olive brown rough cut diamond ring. I've wanted one since I found out it was an option. I'm in love, I can't wait for it to get here. It's beautiful.  

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Simple little feather restyle

 I was looking at elaborate feather extensions online when I realized I could just make one. So I combined all these little ones into a larger one. 
 Took about 5 minutes and cost nothing since I used a bunch that I already owned. I'd like to keep adding feathers, or make some other really larger ones. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Piranha Plant Painting

Saw this on pinterest, actually nailed it. Done on a random piece of card stock I got for free, with one of those super cheap strips of water colors you get at grocery stores for like a dollar. Took a few hours to get the colors as saturated as I wanted, worked on it till 2 this morning. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

This is a post about rocks

I've always loved rocks and minerals, for as long as I can remember I've wanted to find a fossil. After taking geology a few semesters back I know more than I ever thought I would and can identify rocks and minerals just out and about in the wild. If rocks live in the wild?
 And there's a mineral and rock shop less than 3 miles from my house. I went there for the first time today, it's great. Hello new favorite store, plus they have all this fantastic vintage silver and turquoise jewelry.  
 For the first time in my life I bought a geode. 

 They had grab bags and I mean how could I not? Plus look at the coolness that was inside, and how pretty that necklace is. 
 I made this collage necklace from specimen I bought at a local farmers market, they were supposedly all "local" specimen, but when I pointed out the actual location some of these came from, the price mysteriously dropped. I also bought a few of these from the Natural History museum in Denver. 

 When I took geology I had to buy this entire kit of minerals, rocks, and all the testing supplies. After the class was over I needed to do something with them all and I had this display bell jar. I had been holding on to display for literally years, not totally sure what to do with it but refusing to let it go.  I just glued them in there and sealed the jar down.
Everything in this picture was purchased from various thrift stores over the years.