My down stairs studio is is coming along. Half the work bench is painted, most of my stuff has been moved down and I think I have most go my storage ideas complete. There is a lot to go still but it feels good to be putting together my own space. Being able to keep my stuff out and accessible will be great. It is tiresome having to pull out everything to start a project. Then having to pack it all back up to put in the closet until I have time to do it all overt again. Now once I'm all set up I will be able to just go into the studio work on see at my machine or cut jump rings or what ever with no problem. I am very excited to get it finished.
Monday, May 27, 2013
We have had nearly a week of rain here. The humidity has slowed down my soap from curing. That happens. But I noticed that my super fatted soap(super fat soap-cold process soap with extra moisturizing ingredient added after the lye. making the soap extra moisturizing) was sweating in the humidity. At first I thought something was wrong but digging into a few books I found out these batches are high quality. Why? Well cold process soap naturally has glycerin in it. Glycerin pulls moisture
from the air, that is part of the reason it is so good for our skin.
What does this means for soap? When you make a batch of super fat soap with added glycerine the soap will draw moisture from the air causing it to sweat when it is humid out. By its self it is harmless and will dry on its own when the air is drier. But what if the humidity last like it did here? If it stays moist for to long it could make the extra oils in the soap go rancid.
What to do about it? Keep your soap stored in the driest place possible. You can use hear lights or another safe hear source to dry the moisture quicker. Remember that to high of a temperature can melt your soap.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I have started a jewelry & craft series Called "Gothic Poets". I will be working on this series over this year. It will feature
resin jewelry settings, decoupage and hand stamped pieces. Here
are a few samples that I have complete already. They are
available for purchase in my shop. Click the link above each
picture to go to the listing in my shop.
'I want it! I want it!' by KindredImages
Some fun items on my with list for the Etsy Maineteam members. If you would like to see more great products from the talented Maine Team members just search maineteam.
Monday, May 20, 2013
What's new with me....
I nearly have my basement ready to really start turning it in to my studio. I will be painting most of it over this week and there is a few big things I will need the hubby to help me move. But it is coming together. It is taking for what seems like forever but that is only because I only want to set it up once. I am trying my hardest to make sure I put everything together the way I want it.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Well really what's baking? Here are some new polymer clay creations I just finished. I am in a aquatic mood today maybe it is because of the rain. I'm not sure butt I am very happy with the results.