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I am a nature scavenger, picking up seashells, driftwood, rocks, geodes, crystals, gourds, pinecones and whatever else catches my eye. I like to display these treasures in my home. Sometimes they are displayed as is, and sometimes they are “dressed up” to enhance their natural beauty or to make them wearable. I grow most of the gourds that I craft, buying extra-thick types or certain shapes that I can’t or don’t grow here in northwest Ohio. I like to try different techniques and work with a variety of materials so you will find many different types of pieces for sale in my shop.

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Glittery Green Gourd Ornament with Hanging Glass Ornament Inside

Glittery Green Gourd Ornament with Hanging Glass Ornament Inside

This little gourd is painted with holiday green glitter paint on the outside and is white with crystal glitter on the inside. A green glass ornament with white snowflakes dangles inside the gourd. You can see the little ornament through an opening cut in the bowl of the gourd. A silver ?” wide braided ribbon […]

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This little nativity gourd ornament features a small nativity scene cut from a flat piece of wood set into an opening cut into the gourd. The outside of the gourd is painted gold and the inside is left natural, with cottony “snow” in the bottom. The gourd is sealed on the inside and outside with […]

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Nativity Gourd Ornament, Christmas Tree Ornament

Nativity Gourd Ornament, Christmas Tree Ornament

This little nativity gourd ornament features a small nativity scene cut from a flat piece of wood set into an opening cut into the gourd. The outside of the gourd is painted gold and the inside is left natural, with cottony “snow” in the bottom. The gourd is sealed on the inside and outside with […]

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Glittery Blue Gourd Ornament with Dangling Glass Ornament
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Glittery Blue Gourd Ornament with Dangling Glass Ornament

This little gourd is painted with deep blue glitter paint on the outside, and painted white with crystal glitter on the inside. A little glass ornament with hot pink, blue and green gold glittery stripes dangles inside the gourd, visible through a 1½ inch by 1? opening. The front of the gourd above the opening […]

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Silk-dyed Gourd Bowl with Seashells and Rope Rim
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Silk-dyed Gourd Bowl with Seashells and Rope Rim

Bring the seashore into your home with this green & blue silk dyed gourd bowl! Seashells, driftwood & netting complement the white decorative rope on the rim. This gourd bowl wears the colors of the sea and the water drop effects are reminiscent of splashing waves. The inside of the bowl was painted with white […]

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Christmas Gourd Nativity Scene
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Christmas Gourd Nativity Scene

This is a one-of-a-kind gourd nativity scene. The outside of the gourd nativity is painted with a light coat of gold paint to show brush strokes and to allow the dark markings of the gourd to lightly show through. A large opening cut in the “bowl” of the gourd holds the nativity scene. The nativity […]

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Colorful Seed-Covered Eggshell Christmas Tree Ornament
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Colorful Seed-Covered Eggshell Christmas Tree Ornament

Imagine a simpler and a more relaxed time and place when you hang this seed-covered eggshell ornament on your Christmas tree. I used colorful red and yellow Indian corn, white rice, barley, and a green pea to decorate an empty, cleaned eggshell. A little bit of gold glitter gives the ornament some sparkle. I sealed […]

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Santa Gourd Scene, Holiday Decoration, Glittery Christmas Gourd Decoration
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Santa Gourd Scene, Holiday Decoration, Glittery Christmas Gourd Decoration

This Santa gourd scene is a simple holiday decoration made from a small gourd. An opening cut in the “bowl” of the gourd shows off a painted plaster Santa with two children and his pack of toys. The inside of the gourd surrounding this trio is painted white and is sealed with acrylic. The outside […]

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Orange Swirl Glass Earrings, Orange Glass Earrings
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Orange Swirl Glass Earrings, Orange Glass Earrings

This is a pair of orange swirl glass earrings. These orange glass earrings are about 7/8″ inch long and about 5/8” inch across. They are post earrings and the backs are 1/4 inch in diameter and help keep the earring snug against the earlobe. These oval earrings are versatile and would look good with a […]

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Winter Holiday Gourd Decoration, Christmas Gourd Decoration
By September 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Winter Holiday Gourd Decoration, Christmas Gourd Decoration

This is a simple holiday decoration made from a bottle gourd. An opening cut in the “bowl” of the gourd holds a painted plaster trio of holiday shoppers. A small amount of greenery is placed at their feet. The inside of the gourd is painted white and is streaked with glitter. The outside is painted […]

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Red Glass Earrings
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Red Glass Earrings

This is a pair of red glass earrings. These bright red round earrings are 5/8 inch in diameter, about the size of a dime. They are post earrings and the backs are 1/4 inch in diameter and help keep the earring snug against the earlobe. These red earrings are versatile and would look good with […]

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Lighted Christmas Gourd Nativity with Changing Colors

Lighted Christmas Gourd Nativity with Changing Colors

This Christmas gourd has a lighted nativity scene that changes colors when you turn it on. The nativity scene is clear plastic that changes to red, green, blue, yellow, blue green, and clear white when the light is on. The gourd is about 6 inches tall and nearly 8 inches tall counting the stem. It […]

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Wire Wrapped Brown Sea Glass Pendant on Brown Ribbon and Cord

Wire Wrapped Brown Sea Glass Pendant on Brown Ribbon and Cord

This wire wrapped brown sea glass pendant comes on a brown ribbon and cord necklace. The sea glass is wrapped with red wire and has a purple dyed mother of pearl bead strung across it. It is about 1 3/8″ long and about 7/8″ at the widest point. The ribbon and cord necklace is adjustable […]

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Blue Frosted Glass Earrings, Glass Earrings, Frosted Earrings

Blue Frosted Glass Earrings, Glass Earrings, Frosted Earrings

This is a pair of pretty blue frosted glass earrings. These earrings are 3/4 inch in diameter, about the size of a penny. The backs are ¼ inch in diameter and help keep the earring snug against the earlobe. These earrings are versatile and would look good with either a casual or a dressy outfit. […]

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Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Pendant, Pale Green, with Multicolored Glass Bead on Silverplated Necklace

Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Pendant, Pale Green, with Multicolored Glass Bead on Silverplated Necklace

This pretty pale green wire wrapped sea glass pendant is wrapped with silver-coated non-tarnishing ParaWire and is decorated with a swirled multi-colored glass bead strung across the front. The sea glass piece is shaped like a triangle and is 1 3/4 inches long and 3/4 inches across at the base. The wire wrapped sea glass […]

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Dangling Pink Sea Glass Necklace with Multi Colored Glass Bead

Dangling Pink Sea Glass Necklace with Multi Colored Glass Bead

This pretty dangling sea glass necklace has two pale pink pieces of sea glass accented with a dangling glass bead. One of the sea glass pieces is just under 1 ½” long and a narrow 3/8” wide. The other sea glass piece is triangular and just over 1” long and 5/8” at its widest point. […]

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Wire-Wrapped Arkansas Crystal Necklace with Emerald Bead

Wire-Wrapped Arkansas Crystal Necklace with Emerald Bead

This pretty Arkansas crystal is a slim one inch long and one quarter inch wide and is accented with an emerald bead on the front. It is wrapped with 21 gauge silver plated gold non-tarnishing ParaWire and hangs on a 2 mm sea green silk cord that is 24″ long. The silk cord compliments the […]

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Wire Wrapped Arkansas Quartz Crystal Necklace

Wire Wrapped Arkansas Quartz Crystal Necklace

This lovely crystal is 1¼ inches long with two smaller crystals on the front. It is wrapped with 21 gauge silver plated gold non-tarnishing ParaWire and suspended from an 18″ gold-plated fine cable necklace. I found this crystal in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. It didn’t look as pretty then as it does now because […]

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Gourd Dream Catcher Silvery Blue

Gourd Dream Catcher Silvery Blue

This dream catcher gourd is decorated with bone beads and feathers. The outside is blue with light and dark highlights and a silvery sheen. The inside is flat black. I wove the webbing with rose-colored waxed linen. The gourd is sealed with an acrylic coating to give it a soft sheen. The height of this […]

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Embroidered Gourd Shard Barrette with Beads

Embroidered Gourd Shard Barrette with Beads

This gourd shard barrette is embroidered with hot pink and turquoise blue flowers and accented with silver colored metal beads in the centers. The surface of the gourd shard has natural markings on it that makes an interesting background for the embroidery. I sealed the surface of the gourd with a light coating of acrylic […]

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Embroidered Gourd Shard Barrette

Embroidered Gourd Shard Barrette

This barrette is cut from a gourd shard and is embroidered with pink flowers! The surface of the gourd shard has some natural markings on it that makes an interesting background for the embroidery. I sealed the surface of the gourd with a light coating of acrylic before I embroidered the design on it. This […]

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Gourd Dream Catcher Wall Hanging

Gourd Dream Catcher Wall Hanging

This dream catcher gourd is decorated with feathers and silver and pearly green beads. The outside is lime green and the inside is nutmeg brown with gold glitter. The webbing is woven with white artificial sinew. I sealed the gourd with an acrylic coating to protect it and to give it a soft sheen. There […]

Autumn Leaf Gourd Bowl

Autumn Leaf Gourd Bowl

Outdoorsy – colorful gourd bowl covered with autumn leaves! I made this bowl from a bottle gourd that I grew in my garden in Ohio. Autumn can be a riot of color in Ohio, and I wanted to preserve a little piece of this colorful season to enjoy all year long. I collected and dried […]

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Wirewrapped Sea Glass Pendant

Wirewrapped Sea Glass Pendant

This pretty pale green sea glass pendant is wrapped with silver-coated non-tarnishing ParaWire and is decorated with a swirled multi-colored glass bead strung across the front. The sea glass piece is shaped like a triangle and is 1 3/4 inches long and 3/4 inches across at the base. The wire-wrapped sea glass pendant is hung […]

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Wire Wrapped Seashell Pendant

Wire Wrapped Seashell Pendant

This wire wrapped Lake Erie clam shell is beautifully weathered and its creamy mother of pearl color is enhanced by five tropical tangerine colored Czech glass beads. This little seashell measures about 1 ¾ inches by 1 inch, and is wrapped with silver-coated non-tarnishing ParaWire. The wrapped seashell is hung on an adjustable 18 to […]

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