Friday, August 3, 2012

Not Everything Is Black & White





July 30 ~ the nasty black line on the lower left is the needle and 6 kinds of medications injected in my back. Not fun and its been a long couple of days since. Im hoping to feel so much better by Monday. I have alot of things I want to get started on, New projects, Tutorials and Lots of great things to share with all of you. And hopefully my Ring giveaway.


This is my surgery a few months back. It is called a Radio Frequeny Rhizotomy. All the black lines on the left side of my neck are needles approx 3-4 inches long(I actually have on as a keepsake to gross out people) It is stuck all the way in. You are given a light sedative but you have to stay awake for the whole procedure. The stick the hollow needle in the nerve. Then put a burning instrument inside the needle. They start to burn the nerve you feel everything and it smells. Ive passed out midstream before and then they wake you up, you have to be awake to tell them when you no longer feel the burning because that means they burnt the nerve. YUCK. Omg does this hurt. I have had this now a total of 9 times since 2005 and I find that burning the nerves is the only thing that helps my sever neck injury. Sadly the nerves grow back and I have to get it again. Hoping this one lasts awaile.


Here is my neck. All caged and fused almost from the top of the spine down. This is the old one not the latest. I have more cages and screws and brackets in there. Couldnt find the photo. This is what hold my pea brain on my head. LOL

I have had so many people ask me lately why I am sick. Im in pain. A man blew a stop sign and hit me in my truck and I was sitting still at my stop sign. He was going 90 mph and hit me in my drivers door. They do now know how I made it and nor do I. But I thank god everyday for saving me and letting me enjoy every minute of everyday. So if I whine to much just ignore me. Lol  Im getting old I turned 42 so Im intitled to a little old person whining now. :)

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My Projects for the weekend. I hope I get them done.

With the above Im going to make earrings and a cha cha bracelet similar to the one I donated to 7000 Bracelets for hope. I had fun making the clay flowers and the blk and white beads are covered with a ghost cane I made. Lots of pearls and crystals will be added to fill in the lovely cha cha bracelet. Will share soon.


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These are a few polymer clay canes that Im working on Focal Beads and smaller beads with. I love making beads and I want to make more to sell in groups for others that dont like beads. I have over 400 polymer clay flower canes if there is a color bead you want you let me know, I have it im sure. lol If not Ill make it for you. These two gorgeous canes are by Marsdesign one of my favorite cane artists in Israel. to find her go to : www.Etsy.com/shop/marsdesign





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Well this black and white this week has got me working on black and white. Not that Im in a sad mood. Just Had a request for something to be made in black and white ant the color just really stuck. I love wearing black and white. I have so many black shirts that it drives my husband bonkers. Oh wait he was already bonkers. :) ..  So here are some of my creations this week and some that i will be finishing up. Enjoy. If you see something you love or want made just ask.


sold - love this set. I do have two headbands and the front bead still available. I can however make these for you and have them shipped on the third day after payment. They are gorgeous and I have a similar set for myself. The pendant if you dont want the flower dangle that large I can make it different. I have many styles that I can show you that I create and I will be happy to email you examples.

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Pin Pendant combination

back showing the pin and bail


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sold a custom order Jet Octagon Lori Love Ring



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Im working with black and white butterflys the last couple days. A finished barrette. I love this butterfly. Polymer clay barrette, sculpted petals with swarovski crystals. 70mm barrette

all available
A few other beautiful black and white creations. Some listed. some will be listed soon. If you see someting not listed please ask. Ill list it right away for you, Have bracelets, pony holders in butterflys and dragonflys, broochs, A smaller version of the black flower pendand with rose dangle, rose dangle earings, 2 types of barrettes and a different black and silver barrette(last one in that color)

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These are my some what new coiled wire ~ memory wire bracelets, Man do they stretch and spring right back. I wear mine all the time. They are fun and you can wear several up your arm if you want. Colorful comfy and fun. I can make you one in any color you like. I have many colors. Just trying to get them all listed.

original sold but I have more available

Polymer clay eagle feather necklace, simple elegant and very pretty.

Polymer clay eagle earrings and pendant set, ribbon necklace included. I have over 40 feathers. for color options please email me.



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Lori Love Rings

 On another note I have so many pretty Lori love rings in black and white tones. Shape sizes. If you like the elegant and clean look of black white and silver.

Rare Vintage CosmoJet, the center is a clear stone surrounded by jet, I cant wait to create a ring with one of these and a few black side stones. I think it will look really amazing. Will show you soon.

Black diamond octagon 14x10

Black Diamond Rivolis 47ss (10mm)

Moonlight (which is like a silver diamond color) I love this shade it matchs with so much

Black Diamond 12x10 octagons.

12x10 crystal ab Octagons. You can put black with these or any color you want they reflect whatever color you wear or add to them on side stones. Fun and pretty stone.





These I love, they are rare and vintage called SATURN GF. They have several dimensional layers deep inside with glacks then greys to a blue pink orange. Beautiful. I cant wiat to make one and make the photos larger. I bought these because I had been wanting to make myself on. I love this stone. Stunning.

Jet stones for sides

crystal clear stones for sides

New Pearl Navettes. I love pearls. I can add black pearls or black crystals on the sides of these on a ring. Or any color pearl with this white pearl will be gorgeous. The setting is silver and the pearl is white. Its lovely and I can imagine with a peach or purple pearl with it, it will be truly one of a kind you wont see anywhere else. Let me know if you want one.

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 I am a new member of the Onfireteam of Etsy and their treasury challenge was a fun one this week. Guess what color it was? Black and white. How odd that I was working with black and white. So I had a lot of fun looking up amazing work by fellow artists in the guild. I couldnt get the direct photo to post so excuse the photo of the screen. I will update once my computer will let me to a better picture.


I wanted to list them for you but Im starting to not feel well. I cant sit long Im still in recovery from my spinal. Very weak. So here is a link to all of my fun treasurys on Etsy. I hope you enjoy them and take a look at my shop and theirs.

Etsy Treasurys of Amazing Artist

Artfire Collections full of Amazing work from Artfire Artsians

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Dont forget to sign up for my Lori Love Ring Giveaway. Only 9 more people needed to JOIN my blog and I will use www.random.org to choose the winner. Im so excited and want to give the gifts away. So please JOIN it only takes a few minutes.  here are directions to join just in case. Several have asked me.

Go to http://kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com/2012/07/lori-love-ring-giveaway.html

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Scroll down below that you will see follow this blog: if you want to follow my blog enter your email address there. and it will send you an email confirmation. (this is not how to win contest)

Just below this is a Followers area and you will see photos of people in a large group. Above the photos a blue button says Join.

Hit the Join button.

It will direct you to login to your email that you use, if its gmail or yahoo whatever. Once you login to your email it willl ask you if you want to join this group, click follow and then you are entered.

Good luck. Hugs,
Kimberly Idalski
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To View my finished work for sale go to :

www.Artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Kimis-Jewelry-From-The-Heart


Have an amazing day. I need to rest. Love to all,

Kimberly

1 comment:

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Kim, you seem like such an optimist. My late mother used to say "God won't send you anything you can't handle". To me that seems trite. What I do believe in is our ability to take our difficulties, if we CHOOSE, and turn them into opportunities. A rock can be drilled apart, with a little skill, and render up a tiny gem that gleams for all to see. That lump of clay becomes a cherished ornament. You've chosen to share your talents. You've made the right decision.