Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Antique Chocolate Molds and The BEST glitter ever!!

New supplies in my Etsy shop AND New original Antique chocolate mold Pink Sugar Bunnies for Easter 2018! These are my unique design. There are many makers of chalkware but, I am sure you can see that I have put my own unique spin on these darlings. I have just been busy pouring for my Christmas pieces (already??) They take quite a while to dry for paint so, I am getting a jump start!

Arriving this week~My FAVORITE glitter by Elizabeth Craft designs. This is a must have silk micro fine glitter. I bought one lovely little container and I was hooked! A little bit goes a long way, it is simply amazing! New Bethany Lowe garlands are arriving tomorrow, including the 10 yard spools! Bethany doesn't make as many colors as she used to but, I can't live without this stuff! 
Thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Marie's Peek-a-BOO theater workshop at K.Marie

A Very BOOtiful workshop in the Glittery Room at K.Marie!!

If you are in the Oregon or Washington area please come and PLAY!!! I am oh so blessed to be teaching a unique soldered art wine glass theater, with a Marie Antoinette and harlequin theme in the Glittery Room at K.Marie in historic downtown Milwaukie June 28th 9am to 4pm!  June classes are Halloween themed and July will be Christmas!! That's a way to get a jump on things!! Ooooh and please scroll down and see the the delightful project the lovely Christy Meyers will be teaching that weekend also! Oooh La La! What fun we will have!!!!

I will teach you how to solder a wine glass to your base, install lights and attach your jumprings with glorious real crystals and "BOO" Harlequin shaped glass with jumprings!

Most supplies are included! You will need to provide a roll of lead free solder, a small vintage "sparkly" piece. I used an old rhinestone earring and cut the post off, easy peasy! Also, please bring some lights (Any mini set of lights will do) I used Darice brand "Moon Lights" 

We are going to have a "Spooktacular" time! 
To sign up for this workshop please contact:  Kelly Keehner in the Glittery Room at K.Marie  

"Glittery Fee" is $95.00 and will be from 9am to 4pm Saturday June 28th! Space is very limited and beginners are enthusiastically welcome!! I prefer to keep my workshop sizes to a minimum to insure that each student leaves with a finished piece and personal 1 on 1 time with me.
We will have to put some "pep in our step" with 7 hours finishing time but, every little thing is gonna be alright! (Bob Marley said so) :) 

That VERY weekend my most talented friend Christy Meyers will also be in the Glittery Room teaching her sweet sculpted Pumpkin man as well! Sculpting will begin Friday the 27th and you will finish up this little darlin' on Sunday the 29th!! Make a weekend of it!! XOXO Melissa

 Isn't he just the "cat's pajamas??" 


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Upcoming Class at K.Marie! Phew, it has been awhile!

Oh my goodness, I almost didn't remember my sign on! Good thing it is the same as my Gmail account!!

Where has the time gone?? (Don't answer that!!)

Well, thankfully I have been creating!! The lovely ladies of K.Marie wanted a simple soldered pendant class so, that is what they are getting!! 

Please join us at K.Marie in Milwaukie, Oregon May 17th for your choice of ONE or TWO different workshops! 

Either class is wonderful for beginners! You may make the Pretty Parisian Pendants and/or the 
"Mon Cherie" Mini shrine an homage to Kelli's sweet Mama... Kelli purchased a piece very similar for her Mom and it is one of the many lovely things that Kelli treasures in her beautiful store and studio! 

   Graphics by: Hidden Vintage Studios

Oh it will be so much fun and I am brewing up a very special Halloween project for June and Christmas in July at K.Marie!! If you would like more information on classes please go to the K.Marie site and sign up! I would love for you to join my mailing list, won't you click the link from the top of my page? 
I hope to see you there! I was very blessed and so grateful that a little birdie told Kelli that I was local and would most likely be willing to teach soldering classes at K.Marie! It has been a blast ever since! I love to teach and share, I was lucky enough to learn the art and develop a lovely friendship from Terri Brush  Don't miss Terri's Art Camp if you are in the Oregon or Washington area!

I hope to see you at K.Marie May 17th! While you are in the area, check out her sister Kimmi's store Enchante' and you will be in for a TREAT! (In more ways than one!!!) 

XOXO~ I promise it wont be so long between my posts! I just can't believe it!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

German Soldered Egg Wagon Workshop in Olympia~Sold OUT!

I am so looking forward to my workshop this weekend at the Queen Bee Art Cottage in Olympia WA!!! Oh what fun we will have! I have been working feverishly sewing "Easter" baskets for the attendees and adding little touches... I am off Friday to stay at the beautiful Cottage that Kim and JoNell have created.

Photo courtesy of  Leah Quinton Photography

It will be so wonderful to head up there early and set up, make sure everything is just perfect and relax! My thanks to Kim and JoNell who graciously gave up their spots for the workshop to a few gals that wanted in at the last minute! Awwwwww, next time my friends!!

 It has been such a pleasure working with them both! Please take the time to peek at the beautiful cottage and plan a special weekend retreat with your girlfriends!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Please join us on TDIPT Mercantile during the month of February when participating members will donate 100% of their sales from a select offering to charity.

This time around,
Make a Difference Rescue in the Metro Detroit area and Branch County Humane Society in Southern MI will be the recipients of the charity in our hearts.

To see more about these rescues, and the lives they save, please visit them by clicking on the links below.
And as always, Thank you for your support.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My New Nest~Adventures in DIY

I recently moved. Yes my very own 700 square feet :) I know, sounds teeeeny tiny but, what it lacks in space it makes up for in charm.

It is a basement apartment in a beautiful Victorian home on the historical registry. So, it is a little cold down there (even with the heat up) but, it is mine all mine...

I wanted to be "frugal" when it came to furnishings and "what nots"...I have that complex, you creative types know the one.... The "Oh, I can make that, I am not going to buy it" syndrome!!!

 Most of the time, in the end it might just be cheaper to purchase it, however, not this time! With a little help (okay, a LOT of help from The Graphics Fairy and a freebie cabinet that my Mom had redone years ago (when she was going through her Prim days) 2.00 in paint from the Home Depot and Voila, my sweet little bathroom WITHOUT a medicine cabinet now has this beauty!! Toot toot, I am going to Toot my own horn!!!I mean, what was a girl to do? You have to have somewhere to hide the Excedrin!!

Gel medium, ink jet images reversed, a little old knob I had in my craft stash and Golden Soft Gel matte medium 
Hey, if I can do it, ANYONE can!!! 

Before Pic 1:
Mom had replaced the corny graphics (see before pic 2) with a little ticking and some chicken wire... Hey, like I said, she was going through her primitive phase, hahahahaha

After removing what seemed like 1000 staples from the chicken wire and fabric, it was back to it's original "glory" (well, Mom had sanded off some of it prior to covering it)

Before Pic 2:

The Graphics Fairy has the most wonderful ideas and tutorials available! I used her graphics and followed the Transfer Tutorials she has on her blog. She lovingly restores old images and the best part? She graciously let's you use them for FREE!!!!!! Stop by and see what Karen and her crew are up to and come back and see me, next is the bathroom shelves, well they are exposed? What do you expect me to do? Roll my towels and line up my nail polishes? NO Way, wait till you see my cute crates, but we will save that for another Brag Monday!!!! 

XOXO Melissa 

Join me at Queen Bee Art Cottage!!

Please join me for a wonderful day of Vintage inspired goodness at Queen Bee Art Cottage!!!

We will be creating German Scrap Soldered Egg Wagons!!

The lovely Kim and JoNell will be hosting this workshop at their beautiful retreat spot in Olympia Washington.

All supplies are included and a yummy lunch will be served.**You will need to provide a spool of solder and any other special trinkets you might want to add :)

We will be soldering mica, using soft flocking and Imported German papier mache' eggs, German Glass glitter, German scrap, rhinestones, tiny pearls and hand painting little wooden wheels that we will solder to our eggs. All artistic levels welcome!! Please contact me if you have any questions or to sign up, Click the link above!!! I am offering a special introductory price in honor of the Queen Bees... XOXO  Melissa