Saturday, September 4, 2010

WAHOO, We're Number Two!

Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry is number two on the Amazon Bestselling Jewelry Books list again! (The ranking changes every hour, so I'm very happy to have caught it when it happened!)

Thanks so much to everybody who bought it and spread the word!

While I was checking this out, I discovered something interesting and puzzling. It's #3 on the Amazon Bestsellers in Decorating. Is that because people use the concepts and techniques to create home decor, as we suggested in the book? Or is it because you can use it to make stuff to decorate your own self? 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Steampunk Shell-and-Lightbulb Charms

Surprisingly simple, isn't it? Solder a jump ring or split ring to the top of a .22 caliber shell. Glue in a tiny light bulb. Add a jump ring.
You can use a tassel or bead in place of the bulb.