Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Whimsy Wednesday! Warm Heart, Warm Hands!

Hello Hello!
Welcome to this Whimsy Wednesday!
Winter has most definitely arrived and settled in for a spell in my neck of the woods!
There is much sparkly snow and plenty of colder temperatures outside! This, along with late Winter Holiday present coordination inspired me to create these heart-warming ornaments in the early morning hours today.
Take a look!
Sparkly side!
Golden Yellow Side!

These ornaments were created along the idea of the saying "Cold hands, warm Heart". See how those mittens are cradling the heart, helping it to stay warm?  And how the heart is sparkly-firey-red and sunshine gold?  Perfect to return the favor and keep those mittened hands toasty!!!
My wish is for everyone to have both warm hands and a warm heart, especially during this colder season! These are also created with a little bit of "heart-warming" whimsy and with an eye towards wishing people all the warmth and best of life has to offer! 
Quite a bit packed into those little creations, eh?!
And with that, I'll close this post and look forward to seeing you on Friday!
Ciao!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Fini Friday! Fairy Inspiration!

Hello Hello!
Welcome to the first Fini Friday of 2014!

I hope your 2014 has been full of hope and joy so far!
I've a bit of Fairy inspiration to share with you today!
These two lovely pendants found their way to me through a good friend!  
The smaller leaf pendant is carved from either stone, wood or perhaps buri nut!  I love the organic shape and colour of it and can't wait to play with it more!

The Fairy pendant is so cheerful and sweet!  I love the details in the visual tableu that is this pendant, from the Fairy's wings to her bouquet of simple flowers! 
She calls for a design that is beguilingly simple, yet rich in details and possibly textures!

Stay tuned to see what these grow into!
See you next week!
Ciao!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Whimsy Wednesday! Sparkling in the New Year!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the first Whimsy Wednesday of the 2014!
This is going to be a MAGNIFICENT year!
Let me take a moment to THANK all of you who have walked with me through 2013 and I look forward to sharing Spritely Goodness with you throughout this new year! YAYYYYY!!!
I'm so privileged to share these shinies I received on New Year's Eve!
Aren't these lovely?!  I recently placed an order with the good folks at ArtBeads.com to obtain materials for a necklace repair I've been asked to do and received these beauties as well!
What a magnificent way to start out the year!!
May this year be filled with treasures and shinies for all of us!!

Wheeeee!
Ciao!


Legalese: I have received the following products free of charge from ArtBeads.com and I am honestly reviewing them. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received: Swarovski crystal beads.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Fini Friday! A Full Heart!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Fini Friday!
This has been a busy week and I've missed posting nifty things for all of you!
I've much to share with you!
Shiny things first and then the news!

I've been wanting to create felt ornaments for quite some time and this bunch of Winter Holiday celebrations seemed the right time for hand-made (and heart-felt) gifts!
This double-sided heart is my first one!
 Sparkly side first, of course!  All of the felt used is made from recycled fibers!  I'm pleased that this turned out to be such a warm, cheerful, whimsical and humble creation!
I've my eye on creating a moon, star, and perhaps owls or ?
Stay tuned to see what happens next!!!

And now, the news!
I've started working outside of Sprite Creations this week!  
I love the new position, the company, the people and am so grateful to have this opportunity!  What does this mean for Sprite Creations, you ask?
Sprite Creations will continue (of course!) as well as the trend in the past year of only participating in physical shows that are the best match for us!  I am using this outside employment opportunity to keep Sprite Creations the beautiful, whimsical, magical gem that it is.
Please do keep in mind my online store ( Etsy shoppe), and that we're available to throw Sprite Creations parties at homes or offices as well as virtually and using Skype! 
More details are on my website.
Have a fabulous weekend!!!
Ciao!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Fini Friday! Ageless Play!

Hello Everyone! 
Welcome to Fini Friday! 
There was an unexpected delay in posting this week! It has been a rollercoaster of a week for me - so much going on! 
So! Let's get to showing you a new creation! 
This is the start of the finished creation I've to show today! 
And here is the Fini creation! 
Title: Ageless Play 
Ingredients: Popcap Pendant (non-toxic, hand-coloured resin, Swarovski crystals (Fire Opal), stickers, popcap, metal), aluminum, reclaimed chain, lead-free pewter (USA).  
Isn't that just a wonderful interplay of textures and colours?!  I love the Fire Opal coloured Swarovski crystals in the pendant!!! Other details include the accenting firey orange and red jumprings from which the fanciful clasp and intriguing pendant are suspended.  I just love that chain, don't you?! YAY!!!

Here is a close-up of that unique pendant!

Now you can really see the sparkly golden flecks of the pigment I mixed into the resin!  The scrapbook sticker in the background is a relief design of the original playing cards.  A Jack of Hearts, to be specific!  Isn't that fun!
So! Stay tuned to see what happens next with us!

Do bear in mind that whilst Sprite Creations is on hiatus from confirmed shows, we are available for home Sprite Creations shows as well as shows via Skype!
Feel free to visit my website or contact me for more details!  

ALSO!
I've ONE more BlogTalk Radio Interview in 2013!
Welcome to Being Human!!! December 22, 2013, 5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST, USA)!
Ciao!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fini Friday! All That Glitters is ...Copper?

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Fini Friday!  

This week has been a bit of busy-craziness and a time of rest in hopes of warding off any winter ick!
I hope it has been an excellent week for you-all!
I've a creation just beginning and a creation still growing to show you today!
This is a copper candle sleeve.  I've had it for quite some time and have always thought of weaving beads into it.  Perhaps watery colours for an Atlantean feel... perhaps with gears, metal bits and filigree for a Steampunk theme... or something else entirely!
What will I do with it?
Stay tuned to see!

This is a necklace creation that is still growing!
It may look finished, yet I'd like to secure the 10-sided die a bit better in that hand-shaped filigree setting as well as create a wire-wrapped bail for it rather than the simple chain harness it has now.  There are all sorts of Fairy and sparkly details in this creation!  See if you can spy them all!
Check back here for photos of how this grows into completion!

News for the rest of December!
Due to some last minute glitches, Sprite Creations regrets to announce that we are bowing out of the Women's Art Festival this Saturday at the Midtown YWCA. If you are in the Minneapolis area, we highly encourage you to visit the Festival and support all the fabulously talented artists there!
If you were looking forward to seeing us there, please keep in mind that we are also available for home Sprite Creations shows as well as shows via Skype!
Feel free to visit my website or contact me for more details!  

Last, but certainly not least....
I've ONE more BlogTalk Radio Interview in 2013!
Welcome to Being Human!!! December 22, 2013, 5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST, USA)!
Ciao!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Whimsy Wednesday! Sheriff's Star and News!

Hello Hello!
Welcome to Whimsy Wednesday!
This post will be more of a highlight reel of what is new in both creations and Sprite Creations event news, so let's get to it!
If you were able to join us at the Holiday Geek Expo, these two creations will be familiar to you!  So many of you are unable to join us in person that I wanted to show them off to YOU!
Title: Cycles of Time
Ingredients: lead-free pewter, suede, leather, aluminum, metal. 
I love the mystery of this bracelet...and the contrast...both of colours, textures and symbols!  The Sheriff's star makes me giggle and I hope you do, too!  The close cuff-style of this leather bracelet in space-age, yet antiqued silver suede evokes the idea of a law-person's bracer from another culture!  Add to that the red leather wheel and unusual key charm and you have an enigma wrapped in sumptuous suede!  There is a story just waiting to be written by this creation!  Are you the one to write it?
And now for the news!
Due to some last minute glitches, Sprite Creations regrets to announce that we are bowing out of the Women's Art Festival this Saturday at the
Midtown YWCA. If you are in the Minneapolis area, we highly encourage you to visit the Festival and support all the fabulously talented artists there!
If you were looking forward to seeing us there, please keep in mind that we are also available for home Sprite Creations shows as well as shows via Skype!
Feel free to visit my website or contact me for more details!  


Last, but certainly not least....
I've ONE more BlogTalk Radio Interview in 2013!
Welcome to Being Human!!! December 22, 2013, 5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST, USA)! 

I'll post the link for this as soon as I have it!
Ciao!