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This video had my hair standing on end--- it's SO AMAZING!It makes* you appreciate how big the universe is.. and how small we really are.

Amazing.


Temporal Distortion from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.



Hearts

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We're featuring Tejae Floyde this week in our guild, and with photos of her gorgeous hearts greeting me everyday i got so inspired and did a few hearts of my own. I started making them for my dogs, but soon ended up with a few for my friends. It's sooo much fun and so easy!
I'm thinking of making them into a mobile or wall art.


Also this month of love, we had our Steampunk Hearts Challenge.
I didn't really plan on joining since I've never really tried steampunk and no steampunk stuff to use, but after seeing a few entries from my co-members my curiosity was piqued!
I guess I had to take the plunge some time, right? :)
Here's what I came up with ---- after about 3 or 4 tries, lol

I bent an old watchface in half then painted it. I must say, the paint did wonders in the way of antiquing and mimicking rust!




All I had were plastic gears and a few metal parts from a really inexpensive, old watch. I just painted the metal ones with acrylic paint to make them look rus…

Art Bead Scene Entry

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Joining this challenge was somewhat unexpected, but urged by my friend Rocky, I took the plunge :)

This is my entry for Art Bead Scene's February Challenge

This piece was designed by a Aimee and done by me using polymer clay.

New Lockets

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As you may recall, i made quite a few floral canes in a vintage palette several days ago. I used them to make these darling lockets pictured below.























These babies are going up on my Etsy store soon so watch out for them!

New Canes

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I was in a caning mood today but before making more, i knew i had to sort through the mess of canes i've accumulated over the years.  i've been meaning to sort them out since a lot of them have become too hard or they just don't go  with my designs anymore.  


i threw a lot onto the scrap pile, a few i kept, while the other i set
aside to make into usable kaleidoscope canes

Scrap heap!

some canes i tried softening up by dunking them in
hot water for a couple of minutes. i needed them soft so they wont
break when i make them into kaleidoscope canes.


quite a few went into this cane




covered it with a striped sheet i had lying around from
when i made the peacock feather cane.


not my current palette, but it's a happy looking cane so i'm giving it away instead :)

i really loved how the first cane i did using this improvised technique turned out (the black and white one)


so i decided to make more of it in a different palette of colors. that reminds me, i need to make ano…