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Glass Beads and the Happiness Project!

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

The Happiness Project! How Perfect!

Art Doll Adventures Dolls Hanging Out

These guys are all happy that Art Doll Adventures is on a list on Amazon called the happiness project.  They are all about happiness, dontcha know! Click on their picture to go to the link and check out the company they are enjoying.
The Blue BIrd of Happiness is right after the Goddess of Eureka!

The Blue Bird of Happiness is right after the Goddess of Eureka!

Glass and Cloth, so different, so delicious!
My First Home Made Glass Beads!
My First Home Made Glass Beads!

The weekend before Christmas, after 3 aborted tries, I finally got to take a glass bead making class.  Lampwork is the official term, mostly referencing the original oil-fueled lamps used to melt the glass.  The kit I got included a map gas canister with a special nozzle just for bead making, a bunch of richly colored glass rods, a cookie pan (for protection of the table) some mandrills (steel rods that are used to spin the glass on) and some stylish goggles… yellow very protective stylish googles.

This craft has been around since ancient Syrian times – that would be the 1st century – old stuff!

Last night, I stayed up late making eyeballs… still working on that… but what could be better than truly BEADY eyes!

Christmas is coming! Make some BALLS about it!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Li Hertzi’s Deco Balls

Are you the Martha Stewart of your house hold?  Then you just have to make a bunch of these little fabric balls!  They are fun and easy to make up, and offer loads of options for embellishing and playing!

You can use them as a delightful accent to your decor or as charming holiday ornaments. However you choose to use them, you will find that they are great for showing off the magic of your Bernina Sewing Machine and your personal creative genius!

In this class you will learn:

• Basic Construction, sewing on the curve, sewing a 1/4 inch seam and turning and stuffing with ease.  (foot # 1 or #3)
• Couching   (foot # 43)
• Fabric Collage  (foot #3)
• freehand machine embroidery  (foot # 24)
• Cording  (foot # 22)  and more!

Beginner to Advanced

Where?: Angelics A Quilters Haven

Angelics a Quilters Haven
3095 Cleveland Ave, Canton, OH
(330) 484-5480?
How Much?: $20.00
Embellishment kit available $5.00
When?: December 4, 2009 10am-12pm
Call Li with Questions: 760-908-8665
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    Li Hertzi runs the aptly named, LiHertzi Design, a small graphic and illustration business where she designs for print, web, publishing, and cycling apparel manufacturers as well as drawing funny (and decidedly educational) things for anyone who wants them! "Art Doll Adventures" is Li's first book and full of fun and interesting cloth sculptures for you to make!

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