Friday, November 21, 2008

A SPECIAL THINK PINK AUCTION IS UP! Please advertise for us!

Starting Bid- $9.99 USD

Handling fee- $5.00 (includes fees for the listing, final listing fees and shipping insurance in the USA which is not optional.)

Shipping fee varies depending on final destination!
Will ship to USA, Canada, OZ, NZ and Europe

Front View

Back view

The featured artists are, listed counter clockwise, starting from the clasp charm dangle...

Elizabeth Woodford- A rolled paper text bead painted, glazed and embellished with AB pink wired glass bead droplets.

Donna Barnitz- A silvery soldered cabachon drop with an image of pink rose beneath.

Erica Faith- A painted and glittered wooden disk, front and back with tiny thread appliques and Swarovski crystal centers.

Amber Dawn- A miniature plastic baby bottle, internally embellished with the same velvety trim used to make the necklace/wrist cuff. Atop the charm is a Chaton Rose with "Micro Beedz" with the words "Wonder", "Mystery" and "Explore" glazed to the front.

Patricia Winter- A miniature crazy quilt, hand stitched, and florally embroidered with her very own beautiful and rich hand dyed silk ribbon. The image she used is a child with lovely glittered fairy,wings.The embellishments in this piece include some of the smallest pink seed beads you might ever see in your life along with an adorable flower sequin. Pat added a small metal charm whic says "Imagine" to the lower right hand side, and that is wired with a pink and red glass flower bead and topped with small seed beads.

Monica Magness- A miniature faux canvas featuring a bare chested diva striking a shy pose. Monica added very small text onto the bottom of this charm with a tiffany set chaton rose rhinestone capping it off. One of the words on this piece is "Imagine". The sides are sparkling with glitter and the piece is glazed nice and shiny!


Michelle Walker- A dazzling holographic pink drop with faceted beads nestled within. When the light hits it, it really shines a lot. Michelle painted the glitter mixture on the larger bead herself.

The body of the necklace is made of a velvety ribbon which has been doubled up so that the back sode which touches the skin is also velvety soft.

There is a length of pink lace trim sewn on for added texture. 2 matching thread appliques are added along with Swarovski crystal center.

There are 22 tiny pink floral sequins mounted onto a deeper pink metallic round faceted sequins sewn along the edge. Each one is topped of with a real silver plated glass faceted bead.
The two silver and pink rhinestone end beads were donated by Orla Swift.

The chain used is not real silver, but is silver tone and a barrel clasp completes the chain.

~*Mars & Valentine*!~


If you have never seen any of "Echo of The Dreamer"- Mars and Valentine Designs...
You might like to look them up.

I was just given one of their bracelets last night and I LOVE IT!

It is totally handmade/built from Sterling and assorted goodies like Mother Of Pearl flowers, onyx, quartz, Fresh water pearls and other stones!

~*Smiling very happily!*~

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cynthia's Collaged Chandelier Crystal Challenge

Cynthia, has a pretty cool collaging crystal tutorial and contest posted on her blog.
Win a cool prize!
Chandelier style crystals... Have a look-


Black and White charm swap! JOIN! 20 for 20

CLICK HERE to see the requirements

We are having another swap, but need more artists and designers to join us!
If you can make a set of 20 by the end of November, and would like to join, please visit the blog and sign up.
Leave a comment or just email!

All of the swap rules are listed there, just scroll through and read the posts for additional advice and info.

Do you use Preciosa?

Glass melts NOT in compliance with RoHS as of July 1st 2006

To learn more about RoHS, please click:

Download:The list of colors in compliance x not compliance with RoHS as of July 1st 2006.

Glass melts that are NOT in
compliance with the RoHS
as of July 1st 2006 and thus
must not be used as a
decorative part of electric
or electronic equipment
(Cell phone decor, watches,
or stones that cover something
that the hand will hold such as
IPOD crystal embellishmens etc.
art to wear that touches the skin)
are the following:

Color Name Color No.
Citrine 80310
Olivine 50230
Garnet 90120
Siam 90090
Hyacinth 90040
Sun 90310
Light Siam 90070

Miniature book charm from last year.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Play time! Used polymer clay again!

I have not used polymer clay for many months and I was feeling pretty good!

Physically that is. I REALLY miss working with the clay! It is one of my most favorite mediums to work with.

I wanted to make some holiday treats for friends and family and make some things to sell on Etsy for the holidays.
Seriously though, if you use any older brand of polymer clay, and don't feel well... It is not in your head.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Heather's Birthday, Portals, Odd Ball Charm, Pam's cards, Ebay, Etsy, DOODLES and----

It was a busy day for me! I've been up since 6:30 am and managed to get a lot done so far.

I'm still collecting info for my swap zine- Oodles of Doodles.
It is a lot better than the first issue.
I will tell you more about it in the coming weeks ahead!

I am posting a few things on Ebay during the next few weeks until the end of the month to raise money using the THINK PINK charms that were donated from the charm swap.
If you are interested in the info be sure to keep posted on the
Charity charm blog- I will be posting there later today.

I am also excited about all of the pictures I am taking with my VERY new camera for ETSY!
LOTS of listings. Just for the fun of it.

Heather Bluhm's birthday is TOMORROW.

Be sure to wish her well!


I hear that she has issue #6 of Portals ready to order!

Alma Stoller sent me a copy of her ODD BALL CHARM zine.
It is really cool how she recycles old zines to put her pages together.
It is FULL of her face doodles.
And several artistic materials to use in your art.

This is a sultry issue!

I also got a fun sample package of handmade Christmas cards from Pamela Huntington in the mail today.
She has such a way with Victorian and vintage imagery and mixes it with HUMOR!
All of the cards are dusted or dappled with glitter.
I found a few favorites- great for sending to all types of people who celebrate the holiday!

Links to Alma, Heather, Pam and The Think Pink CHARMS exchange are on my sidebar.
Check them out!
You can also click each underlined paragraph or line to visit their sites.
The links are set up to see examples of what they sent.

Gotta run!
Lots to do!



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TAG! ~*I'm it!*~

I've Been Tagged
I must share six quirky facts about myself
and tag six of my blog friends!
Thanks, JoAnnA of Mosshill for the task!
Here are the official rules…
Link to the person who tagged you.
Mention the rules.
Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular
details about yourself.
Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
Go to each person’s blog
and leave a comment that lets them know
that they too are now tagged, and given this same task!

~*6*~ things about me, that no one really knows about my life/past-
I promise that they are quirky, boring or unspectacular!

and involves shameless name dropping of other people-

#1- You already know my name is Amber.
But what you don't know is that while in HS,
I was ~*playfully*~ teased by another Amber
who would roll her eyes or give me a crooked
smile when we would pass in the hallway.
Her deal was that she was no longer "unique"
as Amber was not too popular a name yet.
She was really pretty and sweet. And I
actually didn't mind it, being teased over
something so trivial!
She is going by the stage name Maude Maggert now,
and is Fionna Apple's older sister.
I guess she REALLY wanted a name that would
make her unique! I kept my name!


#2- I just took a shower.


#3- I can change my emotions in an instant to fit circumstances based on rational thinking.

#4- One of my interests is guessing where people are from, just by looking at them or listening

to them talk.


#5- I have to start selling my art and supplies soon.
I've not sold anything in a LONG time. I prefer giving gifts, charity and swaps... But the $$$ thing going on around here is not too good.

#6- I learned from Nina Bagely a while back that she says her name like 9-a (Nine-a not Neena).

That's that!
Boring, unspectacular and quirky!

Monday, November 10, 2008

An animation project I am working on...

Just some of my own emotions today!

I cannot wait to color her!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The video of Nola winning November 3rd is on YouTube

If the link for the video does not work, click here
And if you wonder why there is a closeup on the pumpkin head, I needed to hold the bucket with the hand that was holding the camera...


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I voted! Now I am looking forward to watching the show.

Leave it to me to rattle the nerves of the assistant manning the voter booth when I snapped a picture of my district's voting booth signs.

She said to me with fear in her voice, "NO! You cannot do that!" I asked if I could take a picture or video of my vote in the polling booth.

All of the volunteers who heard me ask looked like deer in the headlights of an oncoming tractor trailer.

They alerted me that police were called in the voting area earlier while a man was recording a video of the room.

I had never heard of rules that didn't allow it, so I was just taking a chance.

Well, I just smiled and asked if they could make sure that I really could not snap a picture of my own vote within the booth.

A man wearing a curly wig was called over and he called someone at "headquarters" and asked if a voter could take a picture inside of the poll.

He was so uptight, but I kept smiling.

I figured that the worst that would happen is that he would just find out that I couldn't do it after all.

Well after holding up the line and letting my neighbor go before me, the man still on hold, wearing the curly wig said "No pictures alright?"


The lady assisting the voters, was practically holding the curtain open to see if I was taking a picture or not. She also enjoyed looking in at those who went in to vote before me...

Luckily I was tall enough to block her.

I voted

I am happy that I went.

It is always fun for me.

ALWAYS exciting!

Whether who I like best wins or not.

Monday, November 03, 2008

I've been trying to post this since 4:45 pm....

Nola, you won a prize!

I contacted you via email.

Thanks to everyone else who added their name!

I will have another drawing soon!

Time flew by! 11/03 is here!

I cannot believe what date it is already!
I've been too busy!

In a few minutes, I will be drawing a winner from this list of 13 bloggers.
Melinda Cornish
Pat Winter
Ink On My Paws!
Melissa M
Brenda Seaholm-Wampler
Sabii Wabii