Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How- to; Eraser Earrings

I love, love, love erasers. madly. This is one collection that I have managed to keep tame, in my massive hording of supplies..but I just couldn't resist these cutie little Lisa Frank erasers. As I tried to convince myself that indeed they should come home with me..I challenged me to make something with them..and thus the Eraser earrings were created..(loud claps of thunder in the background..)

Here are my two favorite designs from the pack..I added a few vintage crystals and some other silver findings to finish them off!

Here's what you need to make your own! Two really cute erasers..or not cute, if you prefer, two headpins, two earring hanger-y things and some jewelery making tools like needlenose plyers and wire cutters.

Carefully push a headpin through the core of the eraser. Go slowly so as not to go through the face of the eraser..this takes some practice.

Pull the pin the rest of the way through with the plyers and then wrap.

close-up of the wrapping..on another pair of star eraser earrings..Loop these on to the earrings and voila! Eraser earrings!

of course..now I'm looking at erasers in a whole new light..love me some donut earrings! or do I hear charm bracelet??

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm on my Favorite Blog

So the Renegade Craft show was a Blast!! So many creative vendors, happy shoppers..treats and goodies to be seen everywhere! On saturday I had been showing my sister some cool posters from Seattle Show Posters, when my mom came into the booth to say there was somebody buying one of my canvases and that they wanted to meet me. So..without hesitation, I went straight back to my booth..and imagine my surprise when the customer turned out to be the lovely Cathe Holden, author of my favorite blog; Just Something I Made. It was like a Michael Jackson meeting Marlon Brando moment..I love your work, no I love Your work..it was great!! She thanked me in her write up for making her feel like a rock star..which she is! If you haven't checked out her blog..don't wait any longer! She always has great, useful projects with step by step intructions! Plus..she is a fellow Petaluman. Love her. The picture above is from her blog...doesn't the shelf with my Bodega canvas look great!? I'll be posting more this week of some of the goodies I picked up at the show..and I'll be updating my calender with next shows in the queue..next, next is another Mini maker faire at Copperfields on August 1st!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair This Weekend

Come on down this coming weekend, July 18th and 19th..to the Festival pavilion at the Fort Mason center in San Francisco for two days of craft craziness! Rock n Roll crafts will have a booth, #97, featuring artwork and crafty goodies from moi, Elaine Barr, my mama, Kaethe Phelps and Stencils and books from Ed at Stencil 1. In fact Ed will also be doing book signings at the Chronicle books booth..and did I hear book Give-a-way!! We sure hope you can make it and come by to say hi!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hometown Demo

This coming saturday..I've been invited to show off my make at the Copperfields Mini Maker Faire! I'll be showing how to stencil t shirts, using a variety of methods. The mini faire starts at 11 am and will go till 1...Hope to see you there! ;) e