Friday, November 14, 2014

Crafting Whirlwind!

                                       
Though I said I wasn't crafting this season, a few nice opportunities have come up and as The Godfather, Michael Corleone would say: "Every time I get out, they keep bringing me back in!"

So... today is a crafting in overdrive day and I'm putting aside the cartoons and blog lovin' for 24 hours. Just to prove I'm not fibbin', here's some of the charms and lockets I'm putting in my shop-on-a-table under my Crafted by Cherdo biz name (a logo...and an explanation...how efficient). 

You'll notice that one of the things I really like to do is to make small things. I can't explain it; I just do. It's better than psychiatry because you can't think of anything else when you are working with polymer clay and making things this small. 



Truthfully, I also love charms that I didn't make - charms of all kinds! 
My first charm bracelet is still in my jewelry box. I got it when I was in first grade. 

I custom ordered this shape of floating locket for my little craftapalooza and I love it.
No joke...I was going through my stock of floating charms and I sneezed. I'm going to be
finding those things for the next month or two. Hubzam will have blinged out feet. 


Oh, wait a minute, the guys are snoring. Pay attention - chicks dig stuff like this. 

Let's have a drawing!
Just so you don't feel left out, comment below and I'll put your name in the ole' hat and tomorrow night, one lucky blog-o-pal will get a floating charm locket sent their way from their old pal, Cherdo. 

Gals get some bling or guys get their first Christmas present taken care of in November - 
because I know you're not even going to think of it till December 23.


Friday, 11:30 PM: 
Time to draw a name!
All the names went in the hat (totally untechnical, but hey! I'm a geezer!)

And the winner is: 
BIRGIT!!!

Email me your address - send it to cherdoontheflipside@gmail.com


28 comments:

  1. I love miniatures. I have a little grandfather clock in my grandfather clock and a little china cabinet and tea set on my china cabinet and a little tiny copy of The Great Gatsby on my bookshelf. I have some other little things, too. How does one make a purchase from Crafted By Cherdo? I love Mama's Nestlings. Look at me. Ha ha ha! It's almost 1:30 and I'm up, up, up!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You were probably the first one that clicked on the post, ha ha. I was still sitting at the computer, I'll bet. My "up, up, up" was less enthusiastic, but I was physically THERE.

      If you truly want something (I'm not trying to tap into my loyal blogsters, ha ha), send me a message and tell me what you want. Cherdo has elves that handle that stuff. ELVES SHALL OVERCOME!

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  2. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    I promise I did not snore through this post.
    In honor of Janie Junebug, I choked and peed as I read it.

    We all knew you are snarky. Who knew you are crafty as well? Your miniature creations amaze me. They are beautiful and intricate. How on earth do you have the patience? I used to have meltdowns putting together model cars and airplanes because I didn't want to deal with all the little pieces.

    A disturbing pattern is emerging here. You and Janie Junebug both stay up very late at night consorting with each other. I'm beginning to think my two best blog friends are witches and that the two of you spend the night hovering over their bubbling cauldrons conjuring magic potions and trading recipes via phone, text and email. Most worrisome of all is the fact that both of you like to reduce things to miniature size. I can only hope that you and Janie never turn against me and use your powers to shrink Shecky, Jr.

    Happy Friday, dear friend Cherdo. Have a safe and happy weekend and don't miss my next post in which I bring you true stories ripped from the headlines of history!

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    1. Things that require intense patience are relaxing for me...because I can't focus on anything else and get it done (you know I've had other things on my mind lately - not when I craft!!). Thanks for your kind compliments, you are too sweet.

      Janie and I know that we have to have our singing voices in tip top shape for the upcoming tour of The Besties and we really don't want to sound like The Beasties. We are working on our own Wall O' Sound. Be warned, you are really going to have to belt out those hits, mister.

      Besides, cauldrons are too much like cooking. We don't do THAT in our free time!

      Have a great Friday and weekend!

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    2. Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble . . .

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  3. I love your little charms! And I totally get how you like to work small - I paint (a little) and tend to work with postcard size paper or smaller - although it is getting a little more difficult now that I'm getting older and my eyes don't see as well.

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    1. That is funny! I do that, TOO. I picked up some of the smaller canvases at Jerry's Artarama and I think the small paintings are so much fun - and fast. Sometimes, it's almost a hassle to devote so much time to a large work or you have to stop (my story) and you think you can't start something else without finishing that first piece. Welcome to my own personal Hades, ha ha.

      And my eyes are not my best pal anymore, either.

      Have a great weekend!

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  4. These charms are so well done and small! You would have loved what my mom created. I have a couple of pics on one of my old blog posts. She created Faberge eggs and made most of the interiors. Once she was asked to create an egg (it was a goose egg) for a lady who was retiring from a drug store and was always at cash. My mom created the counter, the lady, the cash register with a small paper receipt and the magazine rack with magazines!

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    1. Oh, Birgit, please share a picture of your mother's handiwork! Direct me to the post. I have always drooled over Faberge eggs and many times, I've seen large ostrich eggs, etc.,and thought "could I do that?" I like to work with exacto knives, too, to cut custom overlays, etc. You'd laugh at some of my handmade tools I use. I've done mini-layers collages made to look 3D, too - it's so fun.

      Truthfully, I do craft shoes to allow me to make things and not feel guilty, ha ha. I couldn't possibly keep all the stuff. I added the lockets to make sure I don't run out of things, ha ha.

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    2. YOU WON THE DRAWING! Email me with your address: cherdoontheflipside@gmail.com

      Yay!

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  5. Those charms are so cute! I got my daughter one of those polymer clay charm-making kits. We should actually sit down and make them one of these days. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. There's a kit? How cool! I know it has become pretty popular, but I didn't know you could get a kit. Cool! Thanks, Sherry!

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    1. Oh, thank you, my dear. You're a flipside star, you know.

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  7. Michael's original line was edited out: "Every time I get out, they keep bringing me back in for this sucky sequel!"

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    1. He should have tried harder while he was young and sultry.

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  8. CHERDO ~
    Dang! So... like... what DON'T you do?

    You seem to have your hand in so many things and you do them all well. Don't bogart that talent, Chick!

    If my Ma was still alive, she'd be buying tons of little charms from you. She loved that kinda stuffs!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Honey, I gotta try a lot of stuff to figure out what I AM good at - I'm a jack of all trades, master of.....?

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    2. ...and thank you,Stephen. You're too kind. ;-)

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  9. That necklace is exquisite Cheryl and that's a lot of talent.

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    1. Thank you, Maurice! You're too kind.

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  10. Love the Mama's nestlings! Send me a price list and you may have a long-distance customer!

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    1. PM me through FB and I'll make you whatever you like. Anyone who has known me longer than 35 years and still makes me smile (and speaks to me) goes to the front of the line every time.

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    2. ...I've learned to use the mail since then... Score!

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  11. I adore things in miniature, too. When I was a young girl, I had a wooden apple whose top came off, and inside was a teeny tiny tea set. I wonder what ever happened to that...

    What can I say, Cherdo? Your charms are charming, and your floating charm locket floats my boat. Beautiful work.

    Happy weekend!

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo