Saturday, August 27, 2011

~*Dear Mother Nature*~

Dear Mother Nature,
   Your daughter Irene is traveling up to sight see and tour around NYC. Please make sure that she is on her best behavior.

I heard that she has been seen with Mr. Tornado and Ms. Power Outages...

Frankly, I am interested in meeting neither of her friends and would prefer it if Irene would go out to "Site SEA" and have a big drink and fall asleep.

Please send Sublime Sunshine and Big Blue Skies. They are always much more welcome here.

     Your fan,
     Amber Dawn

Friday, August 26, 2011


These views, by lamp light, are of what my Bead Soup Blog Party partner, Kim, sent me to work with.

Thank you Kim!

I'm hoping to turn these beads into a work of art to wear!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

ETSY! Miniature sweets, cute things and charms!

I posted a few of the items below and will continue through the week, to list even more!
If you are interested in some of the items and would like to combine shipping, but would also like to wait to see what other items I list this week, don't pay, but do "buy" the pieces if you intend on paying for them. These pieces are mostly one of a kind. If you see something you like, pounce on it!
I will waive the 24 hour grace period for combining purchases for shipping if you have excellent Etsy feedback histories.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Posting goodies and treasures to my Etsy shop this week~

Keep an eye on my Etsy shop this week!
I am going to be sharing some of my personal stash of vintage jewelry supplies, handmade components, handmade art charms, designer pieces, clay miniatures and more! Sales, deals, values and closeout prices!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Metalliferous ALERT- To all of you Metalliferous fans and long time buyers!---

If you are planning a trip into Manhattan, just to visit the shop, you might be a bit upset at the size of the space.  You might prefer to visit their website and order from there instead!  Metalliferous has *significantly* downsized & has moved upstairs to the 3rd floor!  They no longer occupy the 2nd floor, there is no more bead room(s) and the huge areas in "the back", past the counter is now in the front and is *VERY* limited on stock. It is so small in comparison!  Basically, the shopping area is now equivalent to the old space that was the entrance- where the counter started and ended in the front. THAT IS *IT*. The staff is as friendly as they were before. Martha is no longer there.   PS- Although I've never used their bathroom, many customers have, in the past. They are no longer letting customers use their restroom. If you need to use one to wash up, after getting your hands dirty- use one of the wet wipes on the counter or- run up the block to Barnes and Noble or to Subway the sandwhich shop, which is just below Metalliferous on the ground floor.
The good news is that they have started a mail order, online catalog for you to shop through. So, that at least helps!
~*~ Here is a bit of what I picked up during my shopping trip with Ann Marie this week.

Monday, August 01, 2011

I arranged my blog header- It was a name tag that I designed several years ago. - I made the frame from scratch, I altered the existing clipart, layered it and made it my own.

All artwork has an unspoken copyright. It is *illegal* to use artwork without an artists permission unless it is part of the public domain or pre 1925.

Just one example of what designers and artists have to contend with from time to time.

Hello.... My Name Is Carla

Barbie is piping frosting on a slice of cake! 1:6th Play scale miniatures made of polymer clay by, Amber Dawn.

I picked up a Barbie doll at a classic car/ flea market event this weekend.
I needed to show the scale of the work I've been doing lately. 1:6 play scale size.

Barbie is piping frosting on a slice of cake!

These photos show both Barbie & I,  holding one of my new line of miniature handmade- 1:6 play scale pastry piping bags with star tip- extruding "frosting". Handmade by, Amber Dawn using polymer clay.
Copyright Amber Dawn 2011