Category Archives: Handmade Gift Items

Wildflowers and Butterflies of the Panhandle Trail Pendants

Sunflowers and sweet peas, daisies and St. John’s Wort, and butterflies, in all the colors of spring and summer! The cabochon pendants I made for my Seasons of the Panhandle Trail exhibit are a popular lot of designs. When I look at them I remember all those mornings and afternoons in cool spring woods or […]

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Feline Decorative Dishes and Coasters in Spring Colors

Some variations on a theme, 6″ plates and 4″ coasters with the image stamped into the surface then painted and glazed in various ways, using “Bath” and “Three Cats Looking”. Because they are handmade and shaping, stamping, glazing and drying changes their dimensions, they are not exactly uniform in size, shape or thickness, but that […]

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More New Feline and Flower Votives

Since we’re not recycling glass anymore I’m still using glass jars from condiments and pickles and such for feline and flower votives, and this time I worked out a few different designs of ones that are painted on the outside rather than using the clear labels, and some can be used with pillar candles or […]

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A Gift for the Gardener, “The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box

A gardener can use it to hold seed packets, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning the garden, and look at the summery sun-splashed bench, roses and larkspur when it’s snowing outside. It’s perfect as the box to hold a gift, or as the gift itself. You can […]

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Red Roses Votive for Valentine’s Day

I’d been planning a line of flower-themed votives and knew this painting would be on one of them, it only depended which jar I would use. I chose one where I could wrap the whole painting around, and you could turn it to find your favorite part of the painting. I etched the entire inside […]

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Angel Daisies Votive

A photo from a warm and sunny June morning. Years ago I gave my sister some seeds and plants from my Shasta daisies and she grew them into a huge daisy garden. “Angel Daisies” features a whitewashed angel she had placed in the garden of daisies and she looks right at home. This glass votive […]

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More New Feline Votives

Last week when I made five new votives trying out a few new techniques I had plenty more ideas but ran out of the label material I use to print the images I burnish onto the jars. I found an alternate material to try but didn’t care for it. The labels are available again and […]

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New Feline and Flower Votives

Some more of my Star of Wonder votives, and then some new ones! Since we’re not recycling glass anymore I’m still using glass jars from condiments and pickles and such for feline and flower votives. They are etched inside and have either a vinyl label I’ve printed or hand-painting on the outside. Because I’m largely […]

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“Columbines” Keepsake Box and Tile for Planning the Garden

Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden.Here are some columbines in my garden. While it’s still cold, frozen and snow-covered here’s a way to make it feel like spring again—a keepsake to stash your garden seeds or gloves or even […]

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January Special: Cabochon Pendants, Two for $25.00

When I got ready for my open house in December I made a few dozen more feline cabochon pendants, some I’d made before and also new art and photos, like the orange kitty you see in this photo, and with new cabochon plates, plain circles in a bigger variety of metal finishes as well as […]

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