Art by Wendy paintings, crafts, and other handmade items

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Restocking the Steampunk


Christmas craft fairs wiped out my stock of Steampunk jewelry....which is great! No complaints here :) but now I'm on a mission to restock for Soup-R-Art, a fundraiser for our local art center. So here is a preview of some of the new pieces I've made:






















Monday, December 14, 2015

Steampunk custom orders done!







A few new pieces that were custom orders for Christmas. It's always fun and a challenge to create jewelry with someones watch parts and jewelry parts but I think these turned out great! 















Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Owls, dragonflies, and typewriter keys









These are a few of my newer pieces of jewelry. I've been using lots of typewriter keys in the new pieces. I've been to several craft shows and have several more to go. Owls seem to be a big thing this year. I've made several and sold them all so new ones are on the way. I wonder what the next big trend will be?

















Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Craft Show Season has begun!




The fall craft season has begun! Time to load up the van and set up my booth.... and do it all again every other week :) I was lucky enough to be asked by a local newspaper to do a story on my jewelry and it turned out to be a very nice article! Norfolk Daily News Article

More jewelry pics are on the way as soon as I have some extra time to take them








Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dandelions and Superheros

 
So I have been taking a break from jewelry making and thought I would show a few pics of some summer projects I have been working on. First, I have a bountiful crop of dandelions every year and I'm always on the hunt for something to do with them. I always make dandelion jelly of course but I just found a recipe for dandelion lotion bars....so of course I had to make them! They turned out wonderful and my family loves them. I founds the recipe at The Nerdy Farm Wife and I found this cute mold at Brambleberry Soap supplies

 
 
 
 
This is a painting I just finished for a patient man who waited FOREVER for me to finally get it done! I don't think he thought he was ever going to see it finished :)
 

 
And finally I have been making all sorts of Superhero themed props for the summer reading week at our library. The theme this year is "Every Hero Has a Story". This is my first attempt at a paper mache boulder. I think it turned out pretty realistic and I think the kids will love to use their super powers to lift the big boulder :)  

 
I painted this photo op from a picture I found on Pinterest. I also painted small landscaping rocks green for "find the Kryptonite" and I have been making several superhero capes (another Pinterest find) out of plastic tablecloths.
After this week I will be back to making jewelry and pictures will be coming soon...




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Steampunk gift baskets

 
These are three gift baskets I made for my brother Brit for a fund raiser. I made a ladies basket , a teen basket and a men's basket.