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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Famous Potatoes

Did you know that
"Famous Potatoes"
is the slogan used on Idaho license plates?
That's right.
I'm here to educate you.

I changed up these old 60's earrings.
I added olives.
I'm not sure why.
It seemed like the right thing to do.
At least that's what these beads look like to me.

This is the photo after I edited out
the "famous potatoes."
Rule #1 in taking a photograph.
Always, observe the background and  foreground 
before snapping the picture.
I didn't see the potatoes.
Hopefully, they aren't too noticeable.
I thought about adding a disclaimer to the Etsy description.
Something like,
Famous Potatoes not included.
I decided against doing that.

I made these too.
I love these deep yellow orange beads.
They just look yummy.
Between the famous potatoes, the olives
and the oranges all this beaded food is making me hungry.
I'm going to go find something to eat.


I almost forgot.
I made these too.
Made ya smile!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Not Bud Light but BUG Light!

So, my husband is standing with a cup of coffee in his hand.
He says,
"Usually the shirt is off."

I'm concentrating on taking a picture of myself wearing
my latest creation.
A wasp necklace.

"What are you talking about?" I mutter.

My husband says,

"When people take pictures of their boobs or whatever
they are usually not wearing clothes.  Just saying."

Which of course made me bust out laughing.
Pardon the pun.

Then he says,

"WHAT is THAT?!"

"It's a wasp sealed in plastic.  
I just know that there's someone out there 
who right now 
wishes she had this necklace!"

I marched myself into the bathroom
 to gaze upon the beauty of this splendid piece 
in the bathroom  mirror.

When I was met with this sight!

There you have it.
My bug light necklace.
I think I'm going to put it in my Etsy store.
I'll see if it gets any bites!
And stop groaning.
I can hear you, you know.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vintage Cheese Graters and Flying Saucers

I saw on Etsy someone was selling rusted and painted 
cheese graters.
They were being used for displaying earrings.

I happen to have one.
It's already rusted.
from years of use.
My family used to joke about the rust.
Really they were horrified that I still used it.
It was CLEAN!
It was just

I had a neighbor ask to borrow it once.
One look at it and she said,
"No thanks, Kathy.  I'll drive to the store and buy one."
A kitchen object is really bad when you'd rather buy one than borrow one.

Much to my family's delight
I finally replaced it.
I couldn't throw it away.
I've had it since my first apartment.
It's been a good friend
and given me more than a few
scraped knuckles!

Imagine my delight when I saw
an alternative use for it!
I put my Etsy earrings on it.

It makes a snazzy carrier/holder for earrings.

And it will save me a few bucks in tetanus shots.

I bought these vintage beads a while back.
They looked like flying saucers.
You may be asking yourself
"Why would you want these?"
The answer is...

 I made these:

They are HUGE!
They are made of
vintage Lucite and look like crystal.
They are very light weight, too!
And let me just say,
take a side view, closeup
when you are over 50
unless you have

Monday, August 1, 2011

Root C Anal

So, I went back to the dentist to finish up the 
root canal from hell.

And I said,

Next time.  
Smack me with a brick.  
Zap me with a taser.  
Then, I'll hand you an obscene amount of money 
and it'll save us both a lot of time and misery.

He wasn't amused.
Some people have no sense of humor.

Speaking of sense of humor-
I made this necklace
out of a tiny Gin bottle charm.
I added tiny glass beads inside
to look like ice.
In case you like your Gin "on the rocks."
I soldered the whole thing closed.
It's kind of cute.

I'm not sure when they were passing these out.
I know it's old.
I'm hoping they didn't use to appear in those
children's gum-ball machines.

What did you get Jimmy?  says Mom 
Golly Gee, Mom!  I got a bottle of GIN! says little Jimmy.

My humorous stuff doesn't usually sell.
We'll see what happens with this one.

It's a JEEP thing!
This one has gotten some interest.
I'm sure someone out there wants to wear a teeny-tiny
one inch Jeep around their neck.
Who wouldn't?

I even found an old Jeep key to go with it.

I reworked this one.
It's another weird little necklace.
Cinderella's broken glass slipper pieces.
Contained in a bottle to wear around your neck.
Create your own fairy tale.

I've been working on this one for a while.
I keep putting it down and then picking it up.
Do you ever do that?
I liked it before I took the picture.
Now, I'm not so sure.
The ivory flower beads,
they remind me of teeth.
It kind of takes away from the charm
don't you think?
Perhaps I won't list that in the Etsy description.

Charming pink bracelet with teeth like beads.
Doesn't flow, does it?

I'm happy with these!
Same tooth beads but somehow they work here.

I have this just waiting to be made into a fabulous piece of jewelry.
Nothing sells like a grenade necklace!

Inspiration from Bruno Mars.

Click on his name if you've managed to miss out hearing this song.

And, what's this?
It's a staple.
In the butter.
Dangerous butter, again.
I've really got to stop crafting in the kitchen.
Either that 
or remember to
refrigerate the butter.