Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween, Part Four


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween, Part Three


I think this ghost might be my favorite. Don't forget about my book give away, here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Halloween, Part Two


Happy Halloween, and Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Halloween, Part One

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. When my kids were little, they always had great costume ideas, and we had a lot of fun pulling them together (although sometimes nobody outside of our family had a clue what they were). They're not little anymore, though, so costumes -- if they want them -- are their own responsibilities. This year, I've been scouting some Halloween sites of my own. (Photography counts as an Artful Craft, doesn't it?)

Here's the first ... taken about 50 yards from my front door:



Stay tuned next week and I'll post a few more. And, don't forget to enter my drawing for Mostly Metals.

Monday, October 19, 2009

I heart Mondays and Halloween

OK, I know this is the third time I've posted this picture of my girl here, but I just realized she's got a big green heart and she is my favorite Halloween decoration...



Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Exciting News & a Book Giveaway

It was just announced that Mostly Metals, my beginner jewelry-making book, is going into its second printing.



Yea! In honor of the occasion, I'll give away a copy of the book on November 1. Here's how you can win:


1. Leave a comment about your favorite jewelry "look."

2. Double your chances by becoming a follower.

3. Triple your chances by linking to this post on your blog.

4. Bonus: if I get more than 20 comments I'll do a second drawing for jewelry made from a project in the book.
Good luck, and don't forget to check back to see if you've won!

Monday, October 5, 2009

I heart Mondays

Here's what I made with the millefiori hearts from my friend:


It's a delicate necklace using all the hearts and just an accent of Czech glass along the chain. Just what I need this winter to remember summer flowers and friends!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Altered You review on Amazon

Altered You! just received another 5-star review on Amazon.com. What I love about this review is that this 40-something crafter is "altering" the projects and making them for herself. There really is something for everyone within the pages! Thanks for the awesome review, Julie.