Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Copper Clay and Free Shipping!


I have a couple new shop announcements.

#1.  I recently purchased some copper clay, so stay tuned!  The firing process seems much more complicated, but I'm excited to create some new designs using this clay!  Wish me luck!

livingwiththreemoonbabies.blogspot.com | copper clay

#2. I'm offering Free Shipping in my Etsy shop (http://emelinepurcell.etsy.com) right now (domestic orders only)!!!  Use coupon code: FREESHIP at checkout.

Friday, February 13, 2015

More New Items and a SALE!!!

Hi again,

I added a few more items to my shop today!  A custom guitar pick and two really cool (ready-to-ship) rings are now available!

emelinepurcell.etsy.com | Music Speaks CUSTOM Hand Stamped Fine Silver Guitar Pick   emelinepurcell.etsy.com | Follow Your Arrow Fine Silver Ring   emelinepurcell.etsy.com | Stop and Smell the Roses Fine Silver Ring

And...If you make a purchase this weekend you can save 20% by using the coupon code: PRESIDENT2015 at check-out (expires 2/16/2015).

Visit http://emelinepurcell.etsy.com to find all of my handmade jewelry and accessories.

Thank You and Happy President's Day!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Doctor Who

My two oldest are BIG fans, so I had to make a TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) pendant to add to my Etsy shop!

Don't Blink Doctor Who TARDIS Fine Silver Pendant with Sterling Silver Chain

emelinepurcell.etsy.com | Don't Blink Doctor Who TARDIS Fine Silver Pendant with Sterling Silver Chain   emelinepurcell.etsy.com | Don't Blink Doctor Who TARDIS Fine Silver Pendant with Sterling Silver Chain   emelinepurcell.etsy.com | Don't Blink Doctor Who TARDIS Fine Silver Pendant with Sterling Silver Chain

The back is hand stamped with "Don't Blink":)

It was funny, I took my kids to see the movie Paddington, and they got so excited when they noticed that one of the characters was the newest Doctor!  They are super fans or, should I say, Whovians!

Oh, and since it's almost Valentine's Day, I found a couple free printable valentines for you too!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shine Bright

Hi again!

I wanted to re-share the diamond ring valentines I posted last year.
You can find them HERE.  They are fun and would be perfect for any little princess (or prince)!

printable diamond ring valentines

And if you want a matching necklace (haha), you can find one in my Etsy shop!

We have some light rain here, but hope everyone has a bright and shiny day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

My New Etsy Shop

Hi Everyone!

I have some exciting news... I opened a new Etsy shop, Emeline Purcell!

It is probably apparent by some of my previous posts that I enjoy making jewelry...and creating with clay.  Finally, I have found a way to combine these two loves!  In this new shop, I plan to offer unique, handmade jewelry and accessories.  I use a combination of techniques and PMC (precious metal clay) to create unique earrings, pendants, and all types of jewelry and accessories.  I have already added some pieces to the shop, but have lots more to add....so stay tuned!

Unfortunately, I don't plan to add anything to my other etsy shop, ThreeMoonBabies, anytime soon (sorry!).

You can read more about my new shop HERE.

A preview of the awesome new pieces I've already added:

fine silver diamond pendant by Emeline Purcell   fine silver wing pendant by Emeline Purcell   fine silver feather pendant by Emeline Purcell
fine silver heart earrings by Emeline Purcell   fine silver moon pendant by Emeline Purcell   fine silver rose earrings by Emeline Purcell

OOOhhh...and check out all of the ♥ heart items  that would make perfect gifts for Valentine's Day!!!

If you get a chance, please stop by and check out my new shop!!!  I would appreciate it greatly!!!!  Thanks!!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Satyr Costume Tutorial


": one of the forest gods in Greek mythology who have faces and bodies like men and ears, legs, and tails like goats" -(source)

A satyr is what my son wanted to be for Halloween this year.  He was inspired by the books written by Rick Riordan.  We were even lucky enough to snag a signed copy of his latest book!  Exciting!

living with ThreeMoonBabies | signed Rick Riordan book

Here is the finished costume and how we made it...if you would like to create a similar one yourself.  It pretty much consists of a hat, shirt, pants, and shoes.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume

You will need a hat, orange t-shirt, sweat pants, slippers, fur fabric, Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay, paint, hot-glue, a strong glue (like E6000), and inkjet iron-on transfer paper.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the supplies

 1. the hat: My son had the great idea of attaching the horns to a hat, instead of a headband or something like that.  We couldn't find a "trucker" style hat while shopping, so we made one by painting a black hat.  I sketched and painted the word satyr on the white painted portion of the hat to get a graffiti look.  I made the horns using Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay.  It was my first time working with it, and it really is super light!  It felt like taffy!  I made the bottoms flare out to anchor them in the hat.  After I baked the clay, I painted them and sealed them with mod podge.  To attach the horns to the hat, I made an "X" like slit where I wanted them in the top of the hat, pushed them through, and hot-glued them in place.  You can use a stronger glue too.  I also hot-glued felt over the exposed clay on the inside of the hat to make it more sturdy and comfortable.  
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the hat

2. the shirt: This was easy, and I'm sure there are multiple ways to do it (like using a freezer paper stencil).  We just found an image online and printed it on inkjet iron-on transfer paper, then ironed it on the shirt.  Camp Half-Blood is from the Rick Riordan books.  It's "a state-of-the-art training facility for young demigods"-(source). 

living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the shirt

3. the pants: We used gray sweatpants.  I cut two large circles from the fur fabric (purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric), using a plate to trace out the shape.  I also cut long rectangles to wrap around the bottom of the legs, using the pants as a guide.  I cut out a small circle, cut it in half, and folded it to use as the small tail.  I attached the fur to the pants with hot-glue, but also stitched around the edges to hold in place.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the pants

4. the shoes (hooves): For the hooves, I also used the Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay.  I shaped them to fit around the slippers we purchased.  The fake ugg type slippers would work well too.  We lucked out and found the perfect slippers in gray to use, so we didn't have to cover the entire slipper with fur, just the front.  I baked the polymer clay hooves on glass bowls, so they would keep their shape.  After they cooled, I painted them, sealed them with mod podge, and glued them (with a strong glue, like E6000) to the front/toe portion of the slippers.  You will also want to rough up the underneath of the hooves, so they adhere better to the slippers.  I used a plate to trace and cut a circular piece of fur fabric for the tops of the slippers and cut a slit down the middle, then hot-glued in place.  They turned out so cool and are really comfortable!
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the shoes (hooves)

Oh, and we purchased pan pipes for him to carry!  I forgot to get a photo:/

Overall....both my son and I were really pleased with how the costume turned out!  Plus, he has a shirt he can wear after Halloween!  

Feel free to email me with any questions!
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