Confessions of a Craftaholic

Tag: Jose Delhart

Hand Sculpted Beads

Today, I want to share something I am SO proud of. I recently inherited a stock pile of polymer clay from a friend who was de-stashing. My husband, being the “classically trained” artist, is pretty good at sculpting. So, I put him to work, and together we’ve created this really cool beads that I hope you love.

This is a hand sculpted bead that I call the “The Third Eye. It’s bold, and is accompanied by four tear drops.

Cool, right? I decided to put them together, and make a pin:

You can buy this lovely set, on our etsy page HERE.

And here’s another item we’ve designed:

This is a lovely hand sculpted heart, with an eye that is crying. Perhaps the eye is crying out for love, and to be loved.

You can purchase this lovely art piece HERE.

It’s so much fun working with my husband. We have more pieces, too! Stay tuned in to my blog, and you’ll see more lovely goodies this week.

Yesterday, my husband and I went out on a hot date. Some friends of ours were playing a show, and we wanted to see them. They live up in rochester, NY and it is always a rare treat to go out and see them play. They were playing out in the city, so Jose asked his mom to babysit, and we went out for dinner, walked around a bit, and then went to see them play. It was so much fun.

One thing though: while crossing the street with my husband, I went and grabbed his hand to hold it, and then caught myself just about to say, “hold my hand, and be careful crossing the street”. Of course, this is due to motherhood. I am so used to telling my daughter this, that I almost told my husband, a grown man! Haha, I didn’t though.

That’s all for now.



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Day of the Dead Elvis

So here’s a fun item I just made.

My husband was kind enough to make this Day of the Dead Elvis carved in rubber for me. This prompted me to make a set of cards from it.

So, what do you think? You like it?

I’ve got the stamp for sale in my etsy shop, here. I’ve got a few more, and I’ll be making some hand bound books bearing this glorious Elvis on the cover. Does that sound cool to you?

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Something I didn’t make

As you may or may not know, I have a set of rubber stamps that I have for sale in my etsy shop, and on my website. Recently, a customer of mine sent me some pics of what she made with them, and I thought I’d share them with you all.

Simply divine, right? These beautiful tags were made by Danielle Barton. Sorry she has no blog to link you to.

If you want to purchase these, you can do so in my shop or through my website.


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A Birdcage LOVE shrine

Today I made another item just for me. I’m doing my swaps, don’t worry. But I was recently inspired to create this lovely piece, using some items from a kit that I received from the Crop Spot. I’m lucky enough to be one of their designers. So anyway, here’s what I made using some of the papers and things in their kit.

This little altered art item is called, The Trumpet King, in a Birdcage.

I used scrapbook papers from the Crop Spot Sampler kit, a miniature birdcage from Michael’s,  fake moss from the dollar store, a heart shaped ornament from michael’s, and The Trumpet king from my Stamp Set.

On the heart shaped ornament, I sloppily painted some gold leaf paint, and then added some golden stickles glitter glue, also from the January Crop Spot Sampler Kit.

What do you think?

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Trumpet King Embossed Card

Here’s a set of cards I’m working on today. I finished the first one, and realized I ran out of embossing powder. So I’m off to Michael’s. But you don’t have to wait for that, so here’s a pic of it:

It’s from the set of stamps that I have for sale, in my shop.

I embossed him with versamark and black embossing ink. Then, I colored in his crown and trumpet with a gold marker.I also used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the background paper, which is textured Stampin up paper. Then, I rubbed some green PAN Pastels on it.

You like it?

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The Trumpet King Arrived

YES folks.

My first set in what I hope to be a collection of rubber stamp designs, are finally here. FINALLY!

My husband Jose Delhart and I had been talking about having a set of rubber stamps, for years, and finally it has come. I have only a few for sale, until the new year, when I hope to have more, and perhaps another collection of stamps.

My goal is to provide YOU, the crafter with a set of stamps that inspire you to create ALL sorts of things. These rubber stamps are designed by me: your fellow crafter and artist. Together with my husband, I bring you beautiful rubber stamps for all your crafting needs.

I hope you’ll take a look at my store front, and order a set!

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