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Tiny Dryad Terrarium In Progress

I just posted on my new blog an in progress progression of this project. If you follow this blog, I invite you to pop on over to my new one and you can see on the right a place to follow my new blog. My wordpress served me well, but I have been on a quest to house my shop, blog, and website all under one roof!

http://www.elvenelysium.com/blog/december-29th-2014

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Just a few days left to sprout wings and

Just a few days left to sprout wings and fly away…. http://ow.ly/i/7WEJq

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Free Fairy Wing Earrings Tutorial on my website blog

This blog will be fully migrated to my website 3/15.

Here is the tutorial:  Fairy Wing Earrings

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Pixie Lantern Links to Sparkly Splendor!

A huge slobbery goblin thank you to all of the enthusiastic class members in my Light Up Pixie Lantern Class at FaerieCon.  You endured the scheduling dance with a stiff upper lip.  The resulting hyjinx and creativity of your lanterns was a wonder to behold.  It really was too bad we could not all depart for the Grey Havens in a solemn elvish procession together!  Maybe next year I’ll make that a required part of the class.

Regardless, to kick your creativity and the glitter factor into high gear, here are some ideas of different products you can use to make your lanterns be shiny enough to rival the grand disco ball of the Faerie Queen herself!

FANTASY FILM

Not only is it used by the fae to give their wings that iridescent pop, it shrinks around the glass lantern a LOT better than the usual more pedestrian varieties of shiny stuff from your favorite big box craft store.  It is made by Art Institute Glitter and you can find it here:  http://www.artglitter.com/retail/fantasyfilm.htm  

FANTASY FIBER

And if the pearly shine of this wasn’t enough, you can add layers of Fantasy fiber to your fantasy film!  This stuff is great, it fuses to the fantasy film, you can make some funky sheets of organic looking shimmering fabric.  http://www.artglitter.com/retail/fantasyfiber.htm

GLASS PAINT

Glass paints are a wonderful way to create some faux stained glass effects on your lanterns.  You don’t have to cure it with heat if you don’t want to.  Several days of drying time is all you’d need to “cure” it.  http://www.plaidonline.com/martha-stewart-glass/brand/detail.htm

So there you have it, a heap of fun ways to add some further dimensions to your Pixie Lanterns!  Stay tuned for a step by step tutorial on the Pixie Lantern project for those who were not able to go to FaerieCon!PixieLantern

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Writing My First DIY Polymer Clay Book

I was probably a little too excited last night when I finished the sculpting on the Bloduewedd trinket box. It is the third and final project in my first crafting book. This is the part of this process I am familiar with, the sculpting part. This evening when I return from my day job I’ll begin a process I am less familiar with. Actually writing a long craft book.

Three DIY Polymer Clay Projects you can make in my step by step book.  Out soon!

Three DIY Polymer Clay Projects you can make in my step by step book. Out soon!

I have written some smaller tutorials before, sure. But never a print and e-book sold by retailers. It feels like standing t the base of a really huge mountain looking up. All that trudging up an incline, cold snow, and clouds mean I can’t even see the top. This is when it becomes easier to sink down into the comfy couch and watch re-run after re-run. Don’t I have all the Walking Dead series to watch? It always seems easier than facing the anxiety that always comes with stepping into the unknown.

The enormity of the writing and formatting along with the Doubt Monster shouting that the project will be an utter waste of time is the gravitational force dragging my butt to the couch. I have a ready made excuse! I’m tired after a day of work, cooking dinner, cleaning. I’ve got no energy to trudge up a mountain, fighting a monster, for no good reason!

And so I have my workstation set up, ready to plop down and just start writing when I get home. Maybe that will add some energy so I can generate the escape velocity necessary to keep my butt off the couch.

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Upcoming Class Alert! Fairy Crow!

Polymer Clay Sculpting Class March 23, Palm, PA

Polymer Clay Sculpting Class March 23, Palm, PA

Want to have a fun and relaxing day learning new things with a group of wonderful people? You will just love this Fairy Crow sculpting class! You will explore your creativity by making this lovely fairy crow trinket box. The best part is that the box is an up-cycled Altoids tin! You will learn how to turn an everyday object into a wonderful little jewelry box. Extend the technique to old glass bottles, jars, and whatever else you can dream up.

Through the use of polymer clay and other media you will explore your creative side in a stress free exploratory style. This project is great for seasoned polymer clay sculptors or first timers. I will take you step by step through the project so that you will never be intimidated by the process. You will leave with a stunning box for all your treasures. And I’ll bet you’ll start eating a ton of Altoids. Not because they are curiously strong, but because the little tin is curiously versatile!

Walking Winds Website Click here.

Register at Walking Winds by sending a check to:
Walking Winds Holistic Center
1962 Tollgate RD.
Palm, PA 18070
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Celtic Medicine Wheel

Evolvefest 2013 was a beautiful experience! Transformation all around us. Those of you who stepped into the fairy ring with us at the Celtic Medicine Wheel workshop and the arrow break, here is the hand out as requested for those who did not get one. The story of the Settling of the Manor at Tara is also on this blog. Thank you for making my evolvefest wonderful!

Celtic Medicine Wheel

Celtic Medicine Wheel

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