Friday, November 12, 2010

Just cut and headed to the curing rack

I just cut up 4 logs of soap.

The first one is Christmas Tree. A blend of Fir Needle and Cedarwood essential oils. Green clay and green oxide color the soap, and I used deep gold mica to swirl. The swirl is a little more wispy than I wanted, but it's still good!

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Next, Sahara Sandalwood, a fragrance oil. I brushed some gold mica on top. Smells good, looks good.

This one is Cinnamon Stick, a fragrance oil. Bottom layer is uncolored, top layer is colored with red oxide. Pretty! I like that deep burnt red! Smells good, it's not an in-your-face cinnamon scent.

And finally, Orange Blossom, a mix of 2 fragrance oils - Fleurs D'Oranger and Orange Blossom. Traced really really fast, I was afraid it was going to rice on me. But I got it in the mold in time. No coloring, the swirl is the result of the fast trace. I knew these two fragrance would do that, so I made sure my soap mix was blended really well before I put them in.

So look for these in my shops in about 3 weeks!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Off the curing rack, into the shops!

A couple of soaps listed both in my Etsy shop, and on my website.

Psychedelic Patchouli

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Golden Myrrh


And have you seen these two?? Listed them a while ago, but I didn't blog them. :)

Orange and Clove

Dragon's Blood

And a gratuitous cat picture :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Desert Princess is listed !!

I have listed The Desert Princess in my Etsy jewelry shop, Jewelry From Tucson. Check it out!!

The Desert Princess

Thank you to everyone for all the kind words and great encouragement as I recorded the making of this beautiful necklace! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Crochet Projects

Here's a couple of small crochet projects I have completed.

This first one is a pair of ankle warmers I made for myself. These are snug around the ankles and flare out a bit at the calf and at the instep. I can either just slip them on, or unbutton them and wrap then around my ankles and button them back up. I just use one of the spaces between a double crochet as a button hole.

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Next, a small bag that I am using to keep my ball of yarn in while crocheting. I do most of my crocheting sitting in my computer chair, so I just hang the bag off the arm of my chair in an attempt to keep the cat from pawing through the bag as if it is her own private toy! :-D

This is a little open shoulder purse. Not sure what the heck it could be used for, but ....

A book bag, or project bag. I have this one for sale in my Etsy shop (Click *here* to see listing)

A little wallet, or business card holder which I felted (click *here* to see listing in my Etsy shop)

And a couple of cell phone or IPod cozies

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Desert Princess - Completed !!!!

I finally finished the embellishments I was working on, and The Desert Princess is a completed project !!!! :-D

I am happy with the results, and I will be listing it in my jewelry shop once I get a few more good pics.