Handmade Holiday’s Blog Hop

 Welcome to the 3rd annual Handmade Holiday’s Blog Hop! Aren’t handmade gifts the best?

As part of the Ice Resin design team, I was asked to participate in this blog hop. I received some fun items from Walnut Hollow and Clearsnap to work with, as well as Ice Resin. Let’s jump in!

 I started with the wooden bistro sign which I lightly sanded and applied a light coat of acrylic paint.

 

 Next I moved on to the Magic stamp. Using a heat gun and block of wood I created a wood grain stamp that I transferred to the bistro sign. The grain was then laid over the pre painted board using the Surfacez Caribbean ink. After this step, I applied torn tissue paper with decoupage for a light, transparent texture.

 

The lettering was also done using theSurfacez ink.

Next, the ampersand was painted and text applied, followed by smalll tack nails to attach. Lastly, a top coat of Ice Resin was applied to seal the deal!

  

Hope your Holidays are creative ones!

Peace, Jomama

Hop along and check out what my creative friends are up to~

November 1:

Donna Salazar Designs  http://donnasalazardesigns.blogspot.com/

Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/

Donna Salazar Designs – Mistra Hoolahan http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com/

100 Proof Press – Elise Durenburger http://mamacowcreations.blogspot.com/

ICE Resin – Lexi Grenzer http://iceresin.com/icequeen/

Graphic 45 – Rhea Freitag http://starrgazercreates.blogspot.com/

Clearsnap – Debbie Cole http://www.debbiecole.com

Smoothfoam – Vicki O’Dell http://www.vickiodell.com

100 Proof Press – Teresa Abajo  http://thetamarisk.blogspot.com/

Sizzix –  Amy Bowerman http://pluckingdaisies.com/

Smoothfoam – Lisa Fulmer http://lisalizalou.blogspot.com/

November 2:

Donna Salazar Designs  http://donnasalazardesigns.blogspot.com/

Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/

Graphic 45 – Romy Veul – http://scrapstuffandmore.blogspot.nl/

Clearsnap – Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

Sizzix – Tami Mayberry http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/

100 Proof Press – Vicki O’Dell http://www.vickiodell.com

ICE Resin – Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.com/

Donna Salazar Designs – Nadia Canizzo http://samnadia.blogspot.com/

Graphic 45 – Susan Lui  http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/

Sizzix – Lorine Mason http://lorinemason.com/blog/

Smoothfoam – Lindsay Obermeyer http://loops.typepad.com/serendipity/

Donna Salazar Designs – Tracey Sabella http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com/

November 3:

Donna Salazar Designs  http://donnasalazardesigns.blogspot.com/

Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/

Nathalie Kalbach www.nathaliesstudio.com

Kathy Cano-Murillo http://www.craftychica.com/site/

Tanner Bell   http://www.craftteen.com

Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com

Vicki O’Dell http://vickiodell.com/

Norma Rapko http://normarapko.blogspot.com/

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On to my next project

So the Emmy’s are behind me and I have to say, what a ride! The excitement around #craftingtheemmys was incredible. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Now, on to my next project. 
I’ve connected with the great folks at the Makers Square in Fort Lauderdale to help with a Victorian themed Day of the Dead formal ball, Danse Macabre. Doesn’t that sound fun? 
Now I’m not normally into skulls, but I have to say I’ve been rocking it! 
Here’s a look at some of my skull jewelry. I’ve even worked in some items for the guys. These one of a kind pieces have still got a little of my bohemian vibe while preserving the planet :] 

Peace, Jomama

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Fun at Anthropologie hosted by AG Jeans

Thursday night crafting event @ Anthropologie in Aventura hosted by AG Jeans. AG is an eco minded company using Ozone technology and is made in Los Angeles (Yay to made in the USA).It was a fun night spent decorating AG tote bags with fabric and jewels which were recycled damaged items from Anthro. We talked and made new friends (and drank champagne 🙂 A good time was had by all. Thank you AG & Anthro!

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June is approaching

ImageJune is approaching and the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee is on my mind. I love learning and have signed up with some of the best forging and emaneling teachers. Along with my necessary tools, I’m also bringing along an aluminum hairspray can and tin cans to experiment with.  I’ll be learning techniques to manipulate metal with hammers as well as emameling glass onto metal. Oh, and  a class working with faux bone. How cool is that? Being a child at heart,  I’m excited for this adventure and the new friendships that will form. Besides that, what will I come up with next? Stay tuned…

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Hello world, it’s me, Jomama..

JoMama is an Indie designer specializing in handmade accessories   made from recycled/ repurposed stuff.  Jomama was born out of a passion for unique things
and…a NEED to recycle. All items are one of a kind
eco-cool wearable fiber art and jewelry..most are made from found, vintage,
repurposed and salvaged stuff…because there’s only one earth.

I’ve been creating since I was a kid and I haven’t stopped!     I AM ALIVE! I love fashion, it’s an ever-changing art,…a continual evolution. I’m inspired by EVERYTHING. There’s nothing I can’t do!
I take a fun approach to fashion. I’m a little vintage, a little Boheme.
As an Environmental Ambassador, I like to repurpose things,   I’ll make something out of anything…my mind never sleeps..

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