Monday, January 05, 2015

Starting the year off with COLOR, Warrior Angels, and Dragonfly Lady Cameos!!

I couldn't resist!  The first batch of pieces for 2015 includes colorful swirled faces, warrior angel cameos, and dragonfly lady cameos.

What's the inspiration behind these little ladies??? 

First, who couldn't use a little color this time of year??  The winter blahs have set in with it being so gray out, and the holiday decorations have been put away.  Simple swirls of color ...many, many colors, were the perfect way to brighten up a cold, gray day!

Next came the Dragonfly ladies ...dragonflies have long been a symbol of change, new beginnings, transformation, joy, and fairy realms.  I couldn't help but start the new year with a few dragonfly ladies.  And of course they had to be colorful! 

And, finally came a few Warrior angels ...these little angel cameos are one of my favorites.  They are angels with a little attitude, or I like to think of it as sass-itude.  Yes, they are serene, but if you look close, they have a hint of sass in their eyes ...I imagine these are the perfect angels to help start the year off right.  They are little warriors --ready to protect us, fight for us, and ready to offer up a little "tough love" for those moments when we need it. 

I hope these little pieces inspire you, I loved making them and I'll be making more this week.  Not sure what will be next, but I assure you they will be colorful!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Just a quick note to thank you for your support, kindness, and inspiration this past year.  It has meant the world to me ...another year of being blessed to do what I love, Create!  

I hope you have a Happy, Safe New Year holiday and I wish you many kind, joyful, and healthful blessings in 2015 and beyond!  I hope I have the honor of creating for you and sharing inspiration with you in upcoming year.  

Many Hugs & Much Love, 
~Kristie SWJ

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Designs!  This week I listed a batch of new designs that I was obsessed with finishing since last week.  They include country-western cowgals, a horse lover, lizard ladies, and a few wolf goddesses.

I went over-board and spent way to much time on these, layering clay elements and colors ...but the results were worth it.  I had fun and hope they inspire you!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Puppy dog Cameos and a bevy of Butterfly Ladies....

This weeks creations include lots of beautiful colors and summer inspired designs ....puppy dog cameos and a bunch of butterfly lady cameos.  

Believe it or not, the puppy dog pieces are first try at making doggie designs!  I think they came out pretty cute, of course being a dog lover, I'm partial!  My pooches were upset for months that I made kitty cat pieces and had never ventured to make any with dogs dare I! 

I'll begin listing these cuties today in my etsy shop.  Taking pictures this afternoon.  Thanks for visiting me, have a GREAT day, and be inspired!!!!  

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Cute little Cat and Kitten Cameos....

So far this week it's been all about cats!  I made a batch of cameos all featuring cute little cats, kittens, kitties and their little butterfly friends.  Even though I'm a dog lover doesn't mean I can't appreciate cute little kitties!!  --I just don't want one in the mix with our spoiled rotten dogs.  

I went a little crazy with some of these ...they are loaded with tiny flowers, swags, and details.  With Spring flowers blooming everywhere and the leaves finally starting to pop, I couldn't help myself.  All of these are a one-of-a-kind, you'll never see another like them.  

I hope these little cuties inspire you.  I'll be listing them in my etsy clay shop sometime today.  Thanks for visiting me, I'll be sharing my wire wrapped pieces next.  Have some polishing to do tomorrow before I photograph them.    

Friday, May 02, 2014

Cho Ku Rei Reiki Pendants & Polymer Clay faces on stone ...2 loves expressed this week!

This week has been a combination of wire wrapping and polymer clay.  I worked on a bunch of Cho Ku Rei Reiki pendants, a few wire wrapped stone pendants, and some polymer clay faces on stone.  

It's funny, I was sitting at my clay workbench last weekend, thinking of my Cho Ku Rei pendants.  The symbols just kept coming to me ...and that night someone contacted me requesting one.  I saw it as a sign that they needed to be made.  

Believe it or not, I've only made these a couple time in the last few years.  These Cho Ku Rei pieces are an original design that came to me when I was taking Reiki classes and working on my Reiki Master certification.  I don't think I made many for awhile as I was recovering from my eye surgery, and had a lot of chaos going on in my body and brain.  Now that life has calmed, and my eyes are healed, I've been compelled to create these, and I'm delighted share my Reiki energies and blessings again.  --It feels good!  

I've charged each of these with positive healing energies and blessings.  I also send blessings regularly in the evenings when I'm admiring the moon and stars.  Nothing like a bit of soothing moonlight, and the beautiful night sky, for a bit of serenity and inspiration to share and send blessings.

Okay, I better stop drifting and pouring my soul out about Reiki, and share a few of this weeks clay pieces. ...They too were crafted of love, and admiration -at nature's beauty captured in stone.  So many amazing colors and patterns that just draw me in and speak to me.  I hope they inspire you too...  
Here they are!  This week 8 ladies on stone came to life.  A few with butterflies, one with a wolf, one with a snake, one with dragonflies, and one with paisley-like adornments.  

The two ladies bottom-center are beads on fossilized coral.  The other pieces are all stone slabs, from the stash I found a couple weeks ago.  The slabs include sodalite, jasper, crazy lace agate, unakite, lepidolite, and blue lace agate.  All are pretty and inspired a mix of unique little ladies!  

I'll be listing all of these pieces at some point today.  Taking pictures now!!  Have a GREAT weekend and thanks for visiting me and my blog!!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Polymer Clay faces on Stone Slabs....

 Hope you're having a GREAT weekend!  

I wanted to share the first few pieces I created with the stone slabs I found at the gem show last weekend!  I have a bunch more in the works on my bench, in various stages of completion.  I'll be sure to share more as they come to life.  

This little batch includes... 
A Dragon Lady on Brazilian Jasper, the gothic colors in this stone inspired her.  I couldn't help make her a bit gothic with those rich reds, blacks, harvest golds, and browns in the jasper.  

Next is a Dragon Lady on a slice of natural Blue and beige Agate.  Don't be fooled, this dragon lady is just as tough and dangerous as her gothic sister above, she only LOOKS a little gentler -in shades of blue, gray, silver, and gold.  

Then we have the Stream Sisters, with a fish friend, on Blue/Green/Brown Serpentine.  The pattern in the stone slab and memories of my sister and I spending COUNTLESS hours playing in the creek near our house when we were kids inspired this piece.  ...Oh my we spent entire days catching minnows, crayfish, & salamanders and building damns, throwing rocks, and playing in that muddy water!!

And finally is a Butterfly Lady on Java Agate.  This fairy lady is a bit of springtime joy captured in clay ....The pretty corals and warm, earthy beiges within this stone, and the tulips blooming outside my front door, inspired her for sure.  

I'll be listing these in my shop soon!  Each is one of a kind, sadly I couldn't reproduce them even if I wanted to.  Thanks for checking in and I hope these little ladies inspire you!!