Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ice, Ice, Baby

 I finally got a chance to play with Susan Lenart Kazmer's new product, Ice Resin. I hadn't used resin in about fifteen years. This new formulation has come a long way. It mixes easily and dries clear and rock hard.
 This is the necklace that I made. I accidentally scuffed the edge of the pendant with one of my tools, so it isn't perfect enough to sell. But it is perfectly wearable. I guess I'll have to keep this one!

This is a ring that I made.  I didn't babysit it long enough and got a single bubble right in the center of the gear. I have to say that I kind of like the way it turned out. 'Guess I'll have to keep this one, too! I have all kinds of ideas in my head. I'm going to try to do another pouring on Friday if the weather is nice and dry. I'll let you know how it turns out.

'Tis the Season

The gorgeous weather we had this weekend is over and today is a dreary, chilly, rainy day. Merlot and Bordeaux are cuddled up together on the couch, and I'd love to go join them.

 Or maybe go have some gingerbread and tea. This little gingerbread lady is on the tree I decorated for this year's Hope House Festival of Trees.

Here is a picture of the whole tree. My theme is Gingerbread Memories, and the tree is decorated with Gingerbread-themed ornaments and red lights. The Festival of Trees is early this year. It is running from Nov 10-20 in a new location at the Fredericksburg Area Museum.

Instead of a silent auction, there will be a gala held this weekend. Each ticket for two entitles the bearer to take home a decorated tree. You can find out more about the event at http://www.hopehouseva.org/.