Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I have to admit I would have never thought of this but I'm so glad Kate Cusack of Zipper Pins did. These are just beyond creative not to mention a total conversation piece. Check out the large variety of colors available and thank you to Marianne at Heegledab blog for alerting me to these. a zipper never looked so good, k
I made the first pair of earrings you see for my friend S whose getting a nice little package today when I see her at Waterboy's swim meet. I'm really liking the colors in these. They look like green jade and black onyx with a splash of gorgeous transparent ocean turquoise blue to set off the solids. They look smashing with some of my beautiful scarves. If you remember my weirdness post I have quite a collection. Also like the pastels which were requested by some of you. Be sure to stay tuned here at kstyle bead central. I have lots more colors and styles to show you. k
Monday, January 29, 2007
Mosaics are coming out of my kiln at the moment and I have to say these are just so yummy. Will be one of the styles that I will be offering lined in silver of course and eventually gold. Will do these in some other color combinations as well. The golds,browns and greens and the pinks, purples and blues. This bead is one of the most difficult and time consuming that I do. There are over fifty layers of glass VERY carefully placed to create each mosaic layer that you see.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I love these tiny teapots by ceramic artist j klingler. Each one is just a little work of art and I can see creating a space just to show off these tiny gems. I love small replicas of larger things. Something so whimsical and playful about the notion of typically larger items made so beautifully small. k
Hi everyone, Welcome to stylin Video Sunday. Here is part 2 of Alexander Mcqueen's fabulous haute couture fashion show. It's worth it just for the hats. Absolutely breathtaking. k
Friday, January 26, 2007
Now for Slide Show Saturday. Sit back and enjoy the work of Marianne Seiman. You can find out more about this creative line at Mariannes's blog here. k
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Hi everyone. There's a buzz going around the design community as we speak about the issue of "lurking" versus leaving comments and interacting on our blogs. Bottom line we'd like to hear from you. It wasn't that long ago that blogging was new to me and I'm pretty sure I did my share of lurking before I felt brave enough to leave a comment. Then there was the issue of trying to figure out what I was supposed to do in order to leave a comment. And we won't even mention the "verify your identity scramble word thing". It did take me awhile to sort of figure out what was up in blogland. But now that I have been blogging Kstyle for about 5 months I would really love to hear from my readers who "frequent" but don't really stop in to say hello. I can see from my site statistics that many of you are from interesting places from all over the world. Stop in for a chat. Introduce yourself. You DON'T have to be a blogger or have a password to comment. You can even be anonymous although I'd love to know your names.
Now I know that many of you are very busy people with little time to blog and leave comments on a regular basis so here at K style I am going to have " A Leave A Comment Day" once a month. This way I will know that you're there and enjoying Kstyle but you won't feel that you need to comment all the time. I may ask a question, take a poll, have a fun contest or like today just ask you to say hello.
So HELLO from K. Drop in today and introduce yourself on Kstyle's very first
Leave A Comment Day. looking forward to getting to know you, k
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Here's just a little teaser of what's in store this weekend for slide show Saturday. Marianne's work is beyond amazing including both felted and crocheted jewelry and accessories. There are over a hundred pieces in the slide show so drop by Kstyle on Saturday. You are in for a real treat. k
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Yep it is my birthday today and so I thought it would be fun to do a post on designer cakes. But OMG, I had no idea they could be such fabulous works of art. Please, please let me be a cake designer. The first two are from Polly's Cakes, the next three from Cake Nouveau, and the last two from JollyB Bakery. almost too beautiful to eat. k
Birthday note: So you may ask what does k want for her birthday. Well besides a piece of any one of the above cakes I would love, love a link on any one of your delightful blogs. I know many of you have already done just that and thank you because for me it really is the interconnection that makes blogging so much fun. I'm talking design to friends from all over the world. What could be more fun than that except perhaps making even more blogging friends. so if you'd like to "gift" me with a birthday link I would love it, k
Monday, January 22, 2007
Take your sweater and run it twice through the washer using hot water and the heavy duty cycle. This will shrink the sweater and felt it, which allows you to cut it into any shape and not have it unravel. Then plot out the shape for your bag and sew it together. NOTE: If you plan to use wool for the handle, it helps to reinforce it with some topstitched trim -- otherwise the handle will stretch out during the first few months of carrying. I use my leftover scraps to create flower pins that can be worn on the purse or on your shirt. And you can find a couple of her sweater bags right now at her Etsy shop here. happy sewing, k
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I love the figural work of of ceramic artist Susan Ting of Zen Clay. It's just so full of personality and expression. I think I have felt like every single one of her clay characters . I don't think I have ever seen emotion so beautifully and whimsically captured in clay. loving these, k
I was browsing through Oprah's latest issue when I saw this darling top. It immediately caught my eye and then upon reading further I saw that it was actually a hospital gown designed for women undergoing chemotherapy and other equally not fun illnesses. The whole line called Spirited Sisters has been created with the idea that you don't have to look like crap even if you feel like crap. I love the idea. Somewhat spendy but what a great gift if you had a friend or family member in need of a major "fashion" pick me up. Lots of other styles and colors in the line. thank you to spirited sisters for thinking of this, k
1. I am addicted to diet pepsi and so they know me by name at Wendy's where I drive through at least once a day because I'm too lazy to walk in at 7-11.
2.I play majong and poker on a regular basis with"my girls".
3. I am the Imelda Marcos of scarves and I literally own enough to open a store. To keep busy on all those drives to water polo tournaments and swim meets I would knit pretty much a scarf per trip!
4. I would sleep with my laptop if I could.
5. I am an ice skating fanatic. Watch anything and everything related and fantasize about designing costumes for Michelle Quan and Sasha Cohen.
6. My favorite summer pastime right now is feeding Henry the bald eagle we adopted last year. We probably caught over a hundred fish during the course of the summer and Henry pretty much ate every one. Can't wait to see him again in a few months.
Trust me I could go on but I'll save the rest for the next tag.
And let's see I'm tagging
Oh My Gooshness
Dress Your Nest
Can't wait to hear "your weirdness"
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I could watch fashion runway shows all day and so I thought I would post this outstanding "SS07 Couture" show by Aexander Mcqueen. It is glorious and the detail is just breathtaking. Remember this is not your everyday ready to wear collection but the "haute couture" line which literally means high sewing or high dressmaking . This is part 1 and I will show part 2 next Sunday. In fact I think I just might make it a new Kstyle attraction. So for those of you who happened by Kstyle today welcome to Stylin Video Sunday.you know I'm a total movie buff, k
Friday, January 19, 2007
It's all about the horses on Kstyle's Saturday Side Show this week and the colorful, whimsical work of Planeta Hilda. Feast your eyes on over 170 photos of planeta's happening horses. They are my favorite and what a great collection they would make for the child in your life. I'm craving color right now and I'm betting some of you are too. enjoy, k
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I absolutely love the blog Skinny Laminx which follows the creative art and illustration of South African artist Heather Moore. The pictures above are from a commission she had, to do a year's worth of horoscope illustrations for Fair Lady magazine. I think they are wonderful. Check out Heather's blog. You can follow her artistic journey on a day to day basis. so fun, k