Husband and wife team, stumbled into making jewelry from collecting rocks and gemstones and after 11 years taking every class we could find and reading a mountains of books we are coming out of the closet and proclaiming to the world "Yes, we are Jewelers and we don't care who knows it!".

October 1, 2011

Spooky Silhouette Candleholders Tutorial

 Thought I would start October out with a spoooooky tutorial...okay it may not be that scary but it is one for the books...or is that one for the blog ????

You can find the full tutorial at
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Till tomorrow .. keep creating ! Tina

July 31, 2011

Homemade Air Freshener – Recipes

Here in Texas the summer heat is already moving the temps up and we are at a point where you can no longer open your windows unless you want everything to have that soupy wet feeling to it. Just a side note, hubby and I moved from Iowa to Texas in 2000  and one of the things I do miss is a true season changes ...I love being able to have my windows open even in the dead of winter to get fresh air in the house. 

So today's recipes are my way of freshening up the house without a lot of commercial sprays.

Spray Vanilla and Cloves Air Freshener Spray

1 cup water
1 cup household vinegar
1 TBS vanilla extract
1 tsp cloves

Bring all ingredients to a boil then simmer over medium heat for two minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Strain cloves then pour liquid into spray bottle, shake and use as needed.
Note: You can increase/decrease the vanilla & cloves amounts to your preference.

Lemon Air Freshener Spray
2 cups hot water
1/8 cup baking soda
1/2 cup lemon juice

First dissolve the baking soda in hot water then add the lemon juice. You can use ReaLemon for this (expired is fine).

Quick Tip: Easy Homemade Deodorizer Sprays:
You can also whip up some good, fresh smelling spray with just two ingredients: water or vinegar and essential oils.

Simply fill a spray bottle with water or vinegar, add a dozen or so drops of your favorite essential oils and spray away!

Salt Packed Citrus Shells: DIY Air Freshener
I just adore the smell of grapefruit:
Cut an grapefruit in half and remove the pulp;
Fill the empty shell with some salt;
Put in the back of your fridge as a fridge freshener;
Keep the grapefruit shell in a small bowl so it won’t tip over and spill the salt.

The salt absorbs stale and nasty odors while the shell releases a fresh, orange smell. I also tuck one of these behind the toilet in our bathroom.

This would also work for other citrus fruits like lemons and oranges.

Another way you can do this is cut an orange in half and coat the exposed flesh liberally with salt. Since we love eating oranges I always remove the pulp first.

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Till tomorrow .. keep creating ! Tina

July 30, 2011

Welcome to my online canvas.....

many years, I found myself bookmarking a plethora 0f amazing tutorials shared by fabulous and giving artist. One day I was searching for that one tutorial and I said to myself I really need to do something with all this knowledge at my fingertips.

So here is my thought, each week I plan to post what I make from these many tutorial, I will share the link source and if you enjoy and use this tutorial, please come back and leave a URL for all to enjoy !

Some of you may have followed my previous blog "Your Daily Muse News" I really enjoyed interviewing interesting artist found around the world and hope to share an interview weekly. Contact me if you would like to be interviewed!

Last but not least, I will be showing off my work in progress and other items that will be for sale on Etsy / Artfire !

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Till tomorrow .. keep creating ! Tina