Monday, January 25, 2010

One World One Heart Blog Event

I will now work on drawing the winning names...

Welcome fellow bloggers and friends. This year I am participating in the One World One Heart Blog giveaway. This is an international event that promotes meeting new friends and fellow bloggers. I am offering this broach as a prize. All you must do is leave a comment and make sure that I can contact you if you are the winner.

This broach was hand crafted by me and is titled “Bounty”. Remember life’s little gifts with this broach. Wear it on a jacket lapel, sweater, or even on a hat when you need to be reminded that life is to be cherished. Approx. 3.25” long x 1” wide.

I will draw a name on February 15 and will announce the winner on my blog that day. Everyone is eligible to win even if you do not live in the United States so please remember to leave a comment on this post.
If you like what you see please sign up to follow my blog. I LOVE new friends.

If you would like to know more about One World One Heart folow this link to A Whimsical Bohemian blog.

UPDATE 1/29/10
Due to an overwhelming response to my OWOH giveaway (THANK YOU EVERONE) I am adding another item to the list of giveaways. AND… for every hundred I get I will add another giveaway item.

What have I added:
This simple necklace is a reminder that even when we despair we can still hope. Necklace approx. 19”, pendent approx. 3” long x 1.5 wide. Glass, stone, pearls and copper.

Remember to be eligible just leave one comment on this post

2/1/10 UPDATE
I have tripled my followers and as a thank you I am going to add another giveaway item for everyone who leaves a comment. I have boxes of bits and piece (as I am sure many artists do) and over the years I have often wondered what to do with them. I now make eclectic earrings out of my bits and to my surprise they have been well received.

To my new Followers please forgive the delay in responding to you as I want to take the time (unhurried) to answer each of you with a personal note. This may have to happen after the OWOH giveaway as I am having some trouble keeping up on everything at the moment. But please know that I am truly appreciative of your thoughtful notes. Welcome to Jodaeo Design blog. I hope that in time I will get to know you and your blog well.

UPDATE 2/3/10
My comments have reached 200. Here is my 4th drawing giveaway. This monochromatic chocker necklace was created out of seed beads and ceramic beads.

UPDATE 2/11/10
I have received 300 comments, WOW! Here is the next giveaway item.

Another pair of earrings. Pearls, garnets and cut glass

Friday, January 22, 2010

Knitting a Pair of Gloves

I haven’t knitted in a very long time and after many starts and stops (it’s been a VERY long time) I am finally in the grove again. I am making a pair of gloves from a book by Robin Melanson titled Knitting New Mittens and Gloves. This book is filled with lovely designed mittens and gloves and I wished I had all the time in the world to make a pair of each.

I have chosen the Glaistig design as my first pair. They are constructed out of an English Mesh Lace Pattern. I think I have lost my mind as I am teaching myself how to knit lace as I go along, hence the start and stop approach. I am using a bamboo silk combination yarn in a light shade of steel blue. Blue is not my usual color, but I have a navy jacket that I wanted a new pair of gloves for and the light blue color is a very nice contrast. Once I finish them I will post a picture.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quick Knitting Bag

This simple bag is made out of leftovers from a dress I cut up and an old t-shirt. I cut the image of the tree off the t-shirt and appliquéd it onto the navy blue fabric. I added some quick seams and a strap  and now I have something to carry my knitting in. Sometimes making do is fun.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Crabby Shirt

So, I am always looking for ways to make original clothing on a very tight budget. I got the striped shirt at a thrift shop (imagine that). From bits of other old clothing I made the crab appliqué. I now have a custom shirt that has my sun sign sewn on it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Knitting Needles

Several years ago I bought some very nice wood knitting needles in Walla Walla. I loved them. They were hand turned and I spent a small fortune on them. Yesterday my son jabbed one of the tips into the keyhole on the bathroom door and broke the tip off. After many tears and a solemn farewell I had resigned myself that they were no more. Today my husband, who felt sorry for me, took me to buy a new pair of knitting needles. While these are not my old tried and true, they work great. These needles are a pair of Lantern Moons and are made out of Rosewood. They are light and soft in my hands. I am sure that after many projects I will be just as attached to these as l was to my old ones.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shannon's Ammonite

Ok, ok, I know this is not exactly a new blog. I posted this before Christmas, and then I had to remove it. I got wind that my sister-in-law was looking at my blog and I made this piece as a gift for her. Every year my sister-in-law gives the most incredible handmade gifts, she is an amazing talent. This year I wanted to return the gesture. After months of planning I pulled together all of the elements that I had collected and created this. The pendant can be removed for a less formal look. She loved it and it looks beautiful on her. The ammonite is 115 million years old and is from Madagascar.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Shades of Love

Several years ago I made this necklace. I traded it for the most beautiful sun cut out of steal. The sun now hangs on an arbor in my garden and is covered in honeysuckle. This necklace is in the collection of a very talented metal artist.