Summer PAT home is where the heart is

Rubber stamped images, text paper, heart brad, glitter,

Summer PAT fairie

Summer PAT fairie, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Rubber stamped image, painted with koh-i-noor paints, glitter, acetate 3D wings

SummerPAT mono woman

SummerPAT mono woman, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Rubber stamped image, dress and stole from handmade paper, glitter, large gem as bag and star gem in hair

summer PAT mermaid

summer PAT mermaid, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Fingers crossed these are accepted for the PAT at iATC there's definately no hand drawn element on them.

Rubber stamp, handmade paper, flower soft (to imitate coral) shell beads, gel pens, pearlescent paints acetate and gold heart brads and a little bit of glitter


All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Necklace 22 inches long with 2 inch extender. A mixture of silver and copper

All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

A mixture of copper and silver.


Swarovski Xillion Party Ring

Swarovski Xillion Party Ring, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

These beads really do have the WOW factor. The photographs were taken today in normal daylight (rather dull and cloudy) but even in this light the beads really DO sparkle.

The revolutionary XILION cut, with its alternating large and small facets, results in distinctively higher brilliance and particularly intense light reflection. In addition, this cut is differentiated from all other products on the market and copyright protected. The increased number of facets enhances the overall appearance of the bead and the rounder belt line result in improved wearing comfort of the finished design.

Golden Jade Gem Stones

Golden Jade Gem Stones, originally uploaded by itsamistry.
A simple yet classic design

Golden Jade

Golden Jade, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

This is more of a modern design. The beads are attached to a length of round chain which is then attached to a faux suede cord measuring approx 20 inches with another 2inch extender chain.



Hand drawn and coloured with derwent inktense watercolour pencils, button fish and oyster shell. The mermaids tail is done with fusing stewart gill glitterati fibres together I've glued this on in little pieces so you get a nice texture and then have added beads on top (this will also secure the fused glitterati).


Hand drawn with pitt pen coloured with derwent graphitint ocean blue. Rubber stamped flowers and bikini top, glitter, fibres and a heart and square jewel.



img021, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

This is the ATC that is published in Art Trader Magazine

I've been published

My Frida card has been published in the ArtTrader Magazine! How cool is that. ArtTrader Magazine is an online magazine, that you can download for free http://www.arttradermag.com/.

Issue 7 of ArtTrader Mag is now available for downloading and reading. Look for interviews with Paul Bozzo, and member artist, Tanya Whitley.

We have an excellent issue for you packed with great articles on:

  • Color Me Green: Balancing Art and Environment
  • Artistic Journeys: Creating Art for Healing
  • Walk-Through Art: Markers & Pencils
  • How to use Wax to create ATC’s with Texture
  • Critique Corner with Andrea Melione
  • Make Matboard Pencil Holders
  • Swap Hosting 101! Part II: Swapping & Mailing Cards
  • Petite Artiste: Katherine Armet


Lava bead and sterling silver earrings


I've got to talk about me and my jewellery today at a Women in Business event. Its only for 10 minutes but that's a long time when you are stood infront of over 30 women.

My friend Donna Hawk suggested I start with these questions -

  1. How long have you been making jewelry?
  2. What got you interested in making jewelry?
  3. Where do you get your ideas? Do you try to go with trends or just 'do your own thing?'
  4. What's your favorite piece to make? Why?
  5. Do you teach classes? if not, would you?
  6. Is it hard to find places to sell your work?
I've made a list of them in a notebook that I'm going to take with me and use for reference because I know that if I don't I'll be flustered and at least this way its a bit more structured. The good thing is that I can also take some of my work to display. I'll be taking plenty of business cards and some postcards with some pics of my work.

purple set SOLD

purple set, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

Another one that was for the Switch and Bitch event

Blue set

Blue set, originally uploaded by itsamistry.

I made this set to trade at a Switch and Bitch party that was being held in aid of Christies Hospital - basically you take in 3 items and swop them for an item from one of the other attendees. I think when this kind of charity event started people were taking clothes to swop.. However the event has been cancelled as the lady who was organising the event is poorly.