Friday, November 1, 2013

Handmade Holiday's Blog hop

 Welcome to the 3rd annual Handmade Holiday’s Blog Hop! Aren’t handmade gifts the best? 
As part of the Ice Resin design team, I was asked to participate in this blog hop. I received some fun items from Walnut Hollow and Clearsnap to work with, as well as Ice Resin. Let’s jump in!
 I started with the wooden bistro sign which I lightly sanded and applied a light coat of acrylic paint. 

 Next I moved on to the Magic stamp. Using a heat gun and block of wood I created a wood grain stamp that I transferred to the bistro sign. The grain was then laid over the pre painted board using the Surfacez Caribbean ink. After this step, I applied torn tissue paper with decoupage for a light, transparent texture.
The lettering was also done using theSurfacez ink.
Next, the ampersand was painted and text applied, followed by smalll tack nails to attach. Lastly, a top coat of Ice Resin was applied to seal the deal!

Hope your Holidays are creative ones!
Peace, Jomama

Hop along and check out what my creative friends are up to~
November 1:
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs
Donna Salazar Designs - Mistra Hoolahan
100 Proof Press – Elise Durenburger
ICE Resin – Lexi Grenzer
Graphic 45 – Rhea Freitag
Clearsnap – Debbie Cole
Smoothfoam – Vicki O’Dell
100 Proof Press – Teresa Abajo
Sizzix –  Amy Bowerman
Smoothfoam – Lisa Fulmer

November 2:
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs
Graphic 45 – Romy Veul -
Clearsnap – Steph Ackerman
Sizzix – Tami Mayberry
100 Proof Press – Vicki O’Dell  
ICE Resin - Cindy Cima Edwards
Donna Salazar Designs – Nadia Canizzo
Graphic 45 – Susan Lui
Sizzix - Lorine Mason
Smoothfoam – Lindsay Obermeyer
Donna Salazar Designs – Tracey Sabella
Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu

November 3:
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs
Nathalie Kalbach
Tanner Bell
Jennifer Priest
Vicki O'Dell
Norma Rapko a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Creating with Connie Crystal

I recently had the good fortune to work with Connie Crystal during #CraftingTheEmmys. They were nice enough to supply the Ice Resin Design Team with some of their beautiful crystals. Though many were used in my charms for the Emmy’s, I did manage to save a few for myself ;]
Here are photos of a scarf/ necklace I made for the Victorian Day of the dead ball. I cast the skull with Ice Resin and painted it, built a bezel and filled it with resin, floated Iced Enamels Fire opal within it. I attached the beautiful crystals supplied by Connie Crystal and attached it to a vintage scarf. I can't wait to wear it!
Peace, Jomama

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Steampunk is fun!

 I recently started working on some pieces for a local Day of the Dead parade and Victorian Ball. When I was asked to participate, I thought, I don’t do skulls. Turns out, yes I do!
 I am having the most fun I’ve had in a while creating pieces. I’m recycling, repurposing, staining with coffee grinds, painting, cold enameling, casting resin and concrete skulls. I’m integrating old broken jewelry, vintage lace and scarves, found objects, bezels and SKULLS! I’m loving it.
 Even my dress is recycled. I found it at a thrift store and have been building the bustle with salvaged dryer softener sheets. Of course i dyed it to look like I crawled out of a grave:]

Here’s a look:

Create peacefully, Jomama

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

On to my next project

So the Emmy's are behind me and I have to say, what a ride! The excitement around #craftingtheemmys was incredible. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Now, on to my next project.
I've connected with the great folks at the Makers Square in Fort Lauderdale to help with a Victorian themed Day of the Dead formal ball, Danse Macabre. Doesn't that sound fun?
Now I'm not normally into skulls, but I have to say I've been rocking it!
Here’s a look at some of my skull jewelry. I've even worked in some items for the guys. These one of a kind pieces have still got a little of my bohemian vibe while preserving the planet :] 
Peace, Jomama

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Crafting the Emmy's

As you know, in the last few weeks I've been working away at my bracelets for this years Emmy nominees and boy am I pleased with the results! I'm so thankful to be part of the Ice Resin® design team and part of this experience. Finally, the reveal~

and for the boys in Hollywood~

I hope you liked what you saw! Thanks for looking.
Peace, Jomama

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Progress on the Emmy's

As many of you know, I was asked by Ice Resin and CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) to create 5 bracelets that will be delivered to this year’s Emmy nominees. How exciting, right? Some of you have asked to have a peak at what I’m working on. So, here’s your peak..


Come on now, you didn’t think I’d give it way yet, did you?

Peace, Jomama

Friday, August 16, 2013

Jomama is going to the Emmy’s!

Follow the ICE Queen to the 2013 Emmys

 I’m so excited to have been asked to submit some of jewelry for this year’s Emmy’s!
Myself and the rest of the Ice Resin® design team members were asked to make 5 bracelets to be given to this year’s Emmy nominees. I am so excited to have the opportunity to have my designs submitted for this!

 My goodie box arrived today (and of course I tore in to it!).

In the meantime, I have already been working away… 

This is just the start of my creative journey along the road to the Emmy's. Please continue to follow along and watch as my excitement grows!
Peace, Jomama