Totem Cards - Fox, Cat, Dragonfly, the Sun, Raven, Sea Turtle and Spider

>> Monday, October 19, 2009

It has been brought to my attention that I am missing some images from my site. I am sure I had posted about these cards before, but I guess when I updated I may have lost them.
Here they are again - some more totem goodness :) Plus a new one - Spider.

Fox Totem Cat Totem
Dragonfly Totem
Raven Totem Sun Fur Directions Totem Sea Turtle Totem
Spider Totem


Swarovski Beads!!

>> Sunday, October 4, 2009

Recently, I was asked if I would be willing to blog about some products for Heck Yeah! Why not?! I love making jewelry, and am always willing to try new products. So a representative from (Hi! Duchess!), told me to pick some Swarovski products to try, as September is Swarovski month.

Okay, I know it's October, but I've been sick :P

This past week, I received my little packet of Swarovski products, and let me tell you I was blown away!! So much bright, sparklie goodness!! I love it! So my mission for the next little while is to make some wonderful jewelry to showcase these beauties! And I've already started!

Here's my first creation. I used Eni Oken's Square Cab ring Tutorial. I've had this tutorial for awhile, and I've been waiting to find something to try it with. And boy, did I ever!

Here it is! Isn't it beautiful? So simple and elegant, this simple weave certainly sets off this 12mm Chessboard Flatback in Crystal Silver Shade.

Crystal Silver Shade Ring
I took so many pictures, it was hard to choose. So here; you can view from all angles.

Front Back

Side Front

"Crystal Silver Shadow ring" by Lagaz Designs (Melissa Muir) 2009.

A simple, but elegant ring, surrounded with shining, bright sterling silver. This Swarovski chessboard flatback rhinestone will surely catch any persons eye.
I apologize for the color variation between pictures. The very first, looks almost like a solid silver, but it's not. In the other pictures, it looks almost golden with some pink highlights, but it's not. The true color is a very light, translucent silver. However, I found that it reflects the surrounding colors very well. Hence, the extreme color variations. So potentially, you could have a different colored ring with every outfit! LOL!

I really like this Chessboard Rhinestone shape. And carries many other shapes also. Check out their Swarovski Rhinestone Section. I am definitely going to be trying out the other colors and shapes, because these are perfect for rings.

Expect some more reviews and bling from me soon!!

ETA: I have received these products free of charge from, and I am using these products in my creations to review for this company. I have not been paid to do these reviews or to recieve these products from


Totes and Purses!

Ever since I made my first tote from the canvases that I did in Alisa Burke's Graffiti Chic class, I was hooked. I've made some more since, and is it ever easy!!

Here's another tote bag that I made for my friend, Sarah aka Original Youth, for a Christmas in July swap on iATCs. Her favourite things: turquoise, red, black, Eiffel Tower, poppies and sparklie goodness. What a gorgeous combo!

La Tour Eiffel tote bag for OriginalYouth

After that, I got brave, and made a purse of my own! With my own pattern yet!! It's even lined :) No zipper though, although in the picture I have a loop and button, but I have since put a snap button on the flap. I really like it. Very colourful, not too big, as I don't carry alot of stuff in purses and so totally me!

Butterfly Graffiti Totem purse front
Butterfly Graffiti Totem purse back
Butterfly Graffiti Totem purse Inside

I even tried a wallet :) This one still has a few kinks to work out, but pretty good for my first try.

Graffiti wallet credit cards slotsGraffiti wallet inside
Graffiti Wallet outside

My daughter wanted a purse of her own. So I tried a hobo style. I got this pattern off of (I'll post here who made the pattern once I look it up). I just cut it out, and Marlena painted it herself. Nice design, very Rock N' Roll :)

Skull Hobo Bag front Skull Hobo Bag back

Then we gave my niece, Kahrisa a hobo purse for her birthday. She LOVED it!

Sacred Heart Hobo bag

Last, but certainly not least, I made these cute little graffiti inspired flower pins. So bright and fun!

Funky Flowers

I just love this look! So fresh, funky and fun! And the best part I like about it? Playing with the paint :)


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