If you're gonna be in NYC on February 9th, please stop by Tinsel Trading Company and take my next workshop from 12-3pm.
Posted by The GlitterFairy... at 11:58:00 AM
Have been feeling the need to get covered in red glitter lately...Valentine's Day is just a couple of weeks away. This big red heart ornament is especially useful in that it has interchangeable sayings that you can slip into the label holder. "bee mine" is my personal favorite because there's a sweet little glittered bumblebee hovering about, keeping watch. "hold me", "kiss me", "you make life sweet" are some of the other sentiments I've stamped onto little bits of paper. Of course, one could write one's own thoughts du jour...(Hummmm...that could be interesting... tee hee!)It all boils down to l-o-v-e, doesn't it? Everybody wants it, everyone needs it...and it's free! (sort of...) There definitely should be MORE of it floating around in this world, doncha think?
Posted by The GlitterFairy... at 11:20:00 AM
Teddy just has to be right smack in the middle of my workspace...when he's not sleeping, that is.......( that's his job the other 23 hours or so ) Notice how deftly he steps between the glittered letters...leaving only a trail of fur. And he knocks only the most delicate items off the worktable with such finesse...
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Pulled a few supplies together for our workshop...velvet leaves, flowers, scrap, silver dresdens...to embellish our heart trinket boxes at next month's class.
Posted by The GlitterFairy... at 11:22:00 PM
These tags are ready for their trip into NYC tomorrow, when I take them to their new home, Tinsel Trading Company, just in time for Valentine's Day.We'll be making these at my upcoming workshop. I used one of my favorite Savvy Stamps for the great words, "bee mine". I showed Martha how to make these on her show last February, but we'll be using silver glass glitter and red card stock, too. Oh, how I love bumblebees!
Posted by The GlitterFairy... at 12:57:00 PM
I was really into reindeer this past holiday season, and glittered quite a few for use as ornaments like these. I covered them in vintage silver glass glitter, put some vintage style tinsel garland around their necks and strung 'em up on green silk ribbon. Believe it or not, I got the statuettes in NY at a fancy schmancy store and paid waaaaaay too much for them, but I just loved their poses. They seem to float thru the air! I forgot to post pix of them in December...oops!...Next year I will have small vintage hanging and standing reindeer which I will also glitter with silver glass. I just love how they sparkle...and the old ones have such wonderful delicate shapes. Maybe if I start tomorrow, I'll have 'em ready by next Christmas! Not!
Posted by The GlitterFairy... at 10:51:00 PM
Holy smokes, Valentine's Day is just around the corner!...gotta get crackin' on some V-Day stuff. Here's a preview of the project I'll be teaching at Tinsel Trading Company in NY on February 9th. Note: This is just the start...(I'll show its progress as I move along) ...I lined the inside of the heart-shaped box with decorative paper, added a pinked piece of cardstock at the base and on top and am now ready to embellish with glitter, dresdens, faux flowers and who knows what else. Tinsel Traders will have lots of wonderful enbellislhments, including millinery flowers & trims that they will put out for us to use. (Hope the weather cooperates! ) If you'd like to take this class, pop over to TT website and register.
Posted by The GlitterFairy... at 11:10:00 AM
Had to share this little "aha!" moment with all of you. A couple of days ago, a friend and I took our collective kids on a pilgrimage to IKEA, just to get out of the house before school started. (We do this annually!) We wended our way thru the store, examining all the colorful goods and all of a sudden, my son picked up this darling little tea ball thingie ( see the picture above...) and exclaimed,"Isn't this just great, Mom?" Well, of course I thought it was a swell tea ball thingie---it has a small, round basket with a spring device that allows you to scoop up the loose tea leaves and steep them in your cup. ( I have owned one in the past but these days can only manage to get a pre-made tea bag into my cup.)
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Finally snapped a picture of the glitter trees I made for my dear friend, and amazing jewelry designer in Westport, CT, Faye Kim. She asked me to make two for her front display window. I also made some glittered reindeer as well as ornaments for the trees. I love how the halogen lights make them sparkle!
Posted by The GlitterFairy... at 5:52:00 PM