Monday, May 31, 2010

I made a treasury today!

I know it was a bad day for doing things online but I just really couldn't help myself. Here's the treasury I made today...please click the link and check it out!! Thanks!



Monday, May 17, 2010

Before and After

Here are the before and after pics of some silver hoops that were in the
egg oxidation chamber for about 6 hours.


Oxidizing Experiment Using Eggs


I recently read that oxidizng silver works by using EGGS!! Well, since I have been waiting to oxidize my jewelry until I could find a way to keep the chemical smell away from the kids I found this idea promising! So I decided to try it out. Here's what I did.




Step one.
Make some pretty jewelry and then boil two eggs.

Step two.
After the eggs have boiled peel off the shell, eat the whites and then mash up the yolks and place them in an airtight container.


Step three.
Some people use wire hanging racks to use for holding the jewels but I decided to try placing the earrrings on top of some paper towel. Don't let the jewelry touch the eggs, they will oxidize quickly and unevenly.

I am trying some of my Argentium Silver hoops and some copper earrings.



Step four.
Close the container and wait. I've heard that it could take up to 1 day to get the right look. I'll be checking on these throughout today.

When the earrings are oxidized, clean them with a mild soap. Then use a buffing cloth to shine some of it for added depth.

That's it! Easy, cheap and eco-friendly! Good luck and have fun with this!


*Note: It's been about 15 minutes and I'm already seeing results!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm going to a PARTY!

Just realized that between raising two children, making jewelry, spending time with my husband and trying to do craft shows that I've neglected my blog! Jeepers! No wonder I'm tired! Here's something fun happening this week! I'm going to a Sex in the City party and have been picking out dresses. I'll show you some pictures but please be nice to me since I took these through a mirror on my phone!


Dress Number 1:


I thought this one was cute but just not SATC enough.
So I moved on to dress number 2...















Dress Number 2:


Super cute dress! Perfect for a summer date night with hubby. But still just not quite right.















Dress Number 3: 


Hubby really likes this one! Very boobalicious but still missing some extra pizazz! Hmmmm....
















Dress Number 4:


As you can tell by the giant smile on my face in this picture, I love this dress! It's perfect! Sparkly gold sequence! I hit the jackpot :P















The dress is very short so I tried it one with some leggings and stilettos (that totally don't fit my feet) ha ha














What do you think? I'm kind of wanting some colored shoes with this dress so I'm not so matchy matchy. Suggestions?

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