Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jar knob tops

I saw this cute idea on Pinterest and so I  have done a variation  on the idea  with hand made knobs . But first a shot  a short video on how to paint the jar top, drill holes and add a knob. In   this case a TOM HOLTZ knob. But any will do .  

I created  unique knobs using wooden knobs. The knob i feature here is one I made mad myself by gluing a dowel final  onto a half wooden ball . I then drilled  a hole at the base for a screw. You can use the basic raw wooden knobs that you can buy at Home Depot, Lowes and  most hardwares stores.  The sun and moon are done  in the same technique I  teach in my  WHIMSICAL CABOCHONS online class .

Basic how to video ,painting  the jar lid, drilling a hole in the lid and adding a knob . 

Basic raw wood knob 

Knob tops, designed the same technique I teach in WHIMSICAL CABOCHONS my online class .

Side view of knobs 

Knobs added to jars with spray painted lids I use black chalk board paint for these the lids. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Styles I love

These are 2 style I loved making. Creating a see through  cover using shrink plastic, allowed me to create depths of layers.

Feather My Nest with Love ( shrink plastic cover )
 Feather My Nest with Love ( inside layers 
 of lace and leather )

A Story Unfolding (layers of brass shrink plastic and lace )
 A Story Unfolding ( back side)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hand made cabochons

The cabochons in these necklaces are made of paper clay using the technique I teach in my online class WHIMSICAL CABOCHONS.It is for sale on my etsy site $24 for 2 hours and it has kit you can purchase too.

In the yellow and blue necklace and colorful flor vase necklace I painted the images using acrylic paint and then I made shrink beads that match the style and color of the paintings to dangle from the pendants. This is the fun of handmade .

The ivory and pink necklace's cabochons is done in the soft colored pencil technique I teach in the class the class.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Time to move on

After living one full year in my beyond wonderful tiny home on wheels, It was time to  move on. I now live in Tucson in a sweet little townhouse and "Peanut "my restored 1966 Aristocrat low liner travel trailer is for sale .See the video on the upper left of this page for the full details . XOXO Julie 
                                                                 basic floor footprint

Entrance veiw of kitchen 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New shrink plastic necklace

Yesterday I made the beads and today I put it together, This piece mixes my love for shrink plastic and wire wrapping . I will be teaching the shrink plastic bead making and  a wire wrapping project  at Paper Tales in San Diego, CA June 10th and 11 th  
 And at Art unraveled.  Phoenix, AZ  Aug. 2  and 3rd . 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Dream

Last night I  had  one of those dreams  that  felt so real. I was waiting for a flight home ( dream  like ) I had been on a very  long  journey  and had been gone for a very long  time . But I  was finally going home . I  was beyond  excited  because Mark woudl be there  waiting for me.

Taken one year before he died. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Teaching at the folkartist in Huntington Beach CA

Finally I am teahcin at the  folkartist in Huntington beach Ca ! This is a great opportunity to learn from and amazing craftsman and teacher! Limited seating! 2 day workshop $265 Includes materials and lunch is provided. Sign up on website-http://www.thefolkartist.com/ to hold your space. or contact CT Thomas at thefolkartist@gmail.com
Julie has a way of working wire into the most amazing sculptures, add some fabrics, and sculpted face a few very special baubles and this magical mermaid is your creation!
Please come join Julie for 2 days Saturday and Sunday June 4th and 5th from 9-4.
King Neptune’s Daughter
Julie Haymaker
2 - 6 hour sessions ( 2 days )
Our mermaid’s upper body is formed using wood and paper clay. Painted details bring her face to life along with other objects such as pearls , beads , jewelry findings and shimmering finishes.
Her fish tail is a tightly twisted wire wrapped cage filled with tiny beach findings that is attached to her wooden torso. She wears a tattered silk ruffled waist skirt .
*Student’s may want to bring their own set of pliers ( chain nose, round nose and wire cutter suitable to cut steel 16 gauge wire. )
*Students will want to bring a small snack size baggie filled with found beach objects or other small found objects that will fit into her wire wrapped tail .
This one you don't want to miss! Limited seating so please sign up today!