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Aug 26, 2014

Next week, I will be on a mini road trip with mom and dad. I’ll be driving them to Evansville, ID to see the LST-325 ship which is  similar to the ship LST-557 that my grandfather Clayton Spinney, (dad’s father) was a mechanic on during WWII. Before grampa passed away and the last time I saw him, he shared with me a heartbreaking story of seeing his best friend killed on deck. That was the only time I ever saw my grampa have sadness on his face but I’m glad he shared the story. After we tour this ship we will then head over to Buckhannon, WV to see mom’s side of the family at the old homestead I love so much. I sure hope my house is still standing when I return home. Alan, Ansley...

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Basic Bead Wire Wrapping Tutorial

Aug 11, 2014

Several of you have asked me to do a tutorial showing you how to wire wrap a bead. I tried to make this as simple to follow as possible by taking a photo at every step. I hope this tutorial helps you out and doesn’t confuse you even more. At first you will feel like you are fumbling your way through it as I know I certainly did but once you do it over and over again you will be wire wrapping beads without giving it a second thought. Tools Needed: Round Nose Pliers, Chain Nose Pliers, Side Cutter Pliers Supplies: Beads, Headpins Thread headpin through bead, place midway between your round nose pliers. Bend the headpin towards you. Reposition round nose pliers as shown. Bend the headpin upwards. Bend the headpin over the...

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Making Customized Jewelry is Fun & Easy

Aug 5, 2014

Taking an item you have created and customizing it is something fun and easy and means the world to friends and family when given as a gift. This double heart pendant could have been left plain with just the wire wrapped freshwater pearl but adding a metal stamped word pops it up a notch. You too can customize all your gifts by metal stamping. All you need are these basic metal stamping tools and supplies. Brass Hammer, Stamping Block, Stamp Straight Tape, Stamping Blanks, Jump Rings and Letter Stamps. The list of items you can personalize is endless… Charms for Jewelry, Spoons, Housewarming Gifts, Key Chains and so much more. If you have any questions about metal stamping please ask and I will do my best to answer. I’m already starting to plan my holiday...

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DART Rail & The Dallas World Aquarium

Jul 31, 2014

Tuesday, Ansley and I rode the DART rail into Dallas to take Bellie to visit the Dallas World Aquarium. The ride into Dallas was made super fun because we sat in our seat so that we were going backwards. When your 7 that’s awesome. Once we arrived it was absolute amazement. I’m a firm believer that if you really want to enjoy something like this completely take a child. Their wonder and excitement is priceless. We got to the sloth exhibit at the perfect time as it was climbing up and down the trees ever so slowly. This is my third time to visit the aquarium and the first time to ever see the sloth move. Usually, it’s sleeping and not moving a muscle. I thought Bellie’s eyes were going to pop right out...

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Bellie’s Here For A Visit

Jul 30, 2014

This past Saturday, Isabella (a.k.a. Bellie) my 7 year old niece came for her week of everyday fun. We have had a blast doing one paint project after the next. This girl LOVES to PAINT! She wants to paint over going to see a movie, getting a makeover at Sweet & Sassy, eating breakfast at IHOP etc. I suggest something fun to do for the day and all she says is can I just paint. So paint is what we have done all week. I asked her Sunday what she wanted to paint and she said a horse. At first I panicked because this auntie does not draw especially horses. So I found some coloring pages of My Little Pony online, printed some out, let her pick which one she wanted to paint then...

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Owl Pendant

Jul 24, 2014

This little cutie is a one of a kind original pendant that I crafted from vintage items. The tin is all hand cut using a template I designed. I can promise you there will never be another pendant like this owl, it’s truly a one and only. The Owl measures approximately 2″ in length and 2″ in width. It comes with either an 18″ or 24″ Sil­ver Ball Chain. If you wish to purchase this unique pendant I have it up for auction HERE, bidding ends...

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New Designs and A Giveaway

Jul 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest jewelry pieces I have created. If you want to stay up to date on all the new items crafted as I make them please go to my Facebook Page “Antiquated Collection by Lisa M. Pace and “Like” my page. Make sure you also click on “Get Notifications” so you can view the items right then. Some pieces sell within minutes of posting and since no two pieces are ever exact as I craft each piece by hand, once it’s gone it’s gone. I can always create a similar piece but since all the supplies used are vintage I can’t recreate an exact piece. I also have a drawing you can enter for a chance to win a $10.00 gift card to my Etsy Shop. The information is posted on...

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Road Trip with Madelyn Day 3

Jul 4, 2014

What a great time we had touring the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco. This three story museum is quaint but fun. Madelyn absolutely loved looking at every square inch of this museum. They have a nice scavenger hunt for kids that really helps them learn about the exhibits shown on each level of the museum. After the kids fill in all the blanks for the scavenger hunt they return the sheet to the ticket area and get a little gift which is a Dr. Pepper bottle cap. As soon as we got back to Frisco, I turned her bottle cap into a charm for a souvenir necklace. Alan and I enjoyed watching some of the old commercials and remembered several we saw growing up. We all had the jingle “I’m a Pepper, He’s a Pepper, She’s a Pepper, We’re a Pepper, Wouldn’t...

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Fun Holiday Deals

Jul 3, 2014

Vintage Ephemera Paper Pack only $14.95 includes shipping USA only. Each Pack Includes the following (Please Note: Items will be similar but not exact since they are vintage finds) Assorted Book Pages, Sheet Music, Foreign Language Book Pages, Bird Guide Book Pages, Children’s Book Pages, S&H Stamps or similar, Paperdoll Clothes, Wallpaper piece, View Finder Piece, Vintage Postcards, Playing Cards, Cigar Labels, Cancelled Postal Stamps from around the world, Square Dance Cards & old Prescriptions. This paper pack is great for papercrafting & collages. To purchase your own Vintage Ephemera Paper Pack please click HERE and it will take you to my Etsy Shop. This set of three fun and functional stamps are perfect to use for projects and display when not in use are on sale today! Get a set of camera stamps along...

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Road Trip with Madelyn Day 2

Jul 2, 2014

Wednesday morning, we got up early and headed down for a wonderful breakfast in the Crockett Hotel. As soon as Madelyn found out she was going on a road trip with us she started looking through the gallery of photos on the Crockett Hotel website. She stumbled upon a photo of a Texas shaped waffle and this waffle has been on her mind the entire month. Needless to say we hit the waffle maker first thing and it did not disappoint. She gave it a two thumbs up. While we were eating, San Antonio was having a much needed thunderstorm. We tried to wait out the storm to look around downtown a bit more but the forecast had rain predicted into the afternoon, so after breakfast we checked out of the hotel and headed for Austin. We saw everything...

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Road Trip with Madelyn Day 1

Jul 1, 2014

Last week, my niece Madelyn was visiting. Tuesday, started our insanely fun road trip. We left Frisco bright and early (7AM) to head to San Antonio. On our way we saw billboards for the Inner Space Cavern and decided that once we got to Georgetown we would stop and tour this cavern. We loved the tour and highly recommend it. It does get a bit humid and warm inside but we all felt it was worth the sweat. If you decide to take a tour make sure you are wearing running shoes. Flip flops would be a real challenge when walking into the cavern. You are walking at a slant for quite a bit, it is wet and in some areas a bit slippery. We were all glad we were wearing running shoes. Having some cold water bottles waiting for...

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Rocky Mountain Memories ~ Artist Flood Relief

Jun 20, 2014

Last September Colorado was really hit hard with unexpected flash floods.  Dams broke, roads were washed out, rivers took control, and lives were lost.  It’s just so devastating.  Complete towns were evacuated, lives lost, people unaccounted for, homes & businesses demolished. Rocky Mountain Memories is hosting a silent auction to help Crossroads Ministries. This non-profit organization has provided a total of 725 flood relief assists but their funds are depleting.  Any assistance would be appreciated. Up for auction are many great pieces from various artists. I’ve donated autographed copies of  all three of my books Delight In The Details, Delight In The Seasons and Delight In The Art of Collage, plus several other items.   This shabby chic birdhouse was shared on my blog in July of last year. If you want to read how I created it...

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Vintage Silver and Gold Camera Necklaces

Jun 16, 2014

If you are like me you love an awesome deal and here is a great one. Bethany Lane has this hip, cool and casual, set of Vintage Silver and Gold Camera Necklaces that will dress up your outfits beautifully. They are only $8.99 a set which is a great price for two necklaces but it gets better… use this COUPON CODE: LISA3BL$5off and that makes this set only $3.99! Crazy I tell ya. So hurry up and get yours before they sell out. The camera dimensions are 1.5″ W x 1.5 L x 0.3″ H and made of a nice heavy metal. Each necklace has a suede cording that is 28″ long. Happy Shopping!...

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Are YOU Going to GASC in Arlington, TX?

Jun 7, 2014

If you are attending the Great American Scrapbook Convention June 12th – 14th in Arlington, Texas I have a special offer just for you. Starting today through Tuesday, June 10th, you can avoid shipping costs on any items purchased in my Etsy shop. Your purchased items will be available for pick up in the Maya Road booth June 12th, 13th & 14th. If you find something you like convo me and I will create a Reserve Listing just for you that excludes the shipping fee. I have listed several new earring and ring designs shown below, leather bracelets, necklaces and have my ever so popular Handmade Frozen Charlotte Dolls.   I look forward to seeing everyone at the convention. It’s always so nice getting to chat with creative...

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Being an Aunt…

May 29, 2014

Means you can surprise your nieces before bed for a surprise adventure in their jammies. Means you can load your nieces up on a Sonic Shake sugar high right before bed, take them home and let your sister deal with their sugar high. Means you will crawl out of bed bright and early to take them to school for Muffins with Mom & their Book Fair. Means the only payment you want for getting up super early to attend Muffins with Mom and the Book Fair is a sweet selfie with your nieces plus one best friend. Means you get to throw a surprise mini birthday party for a very special 7 year old when she comes home from school. Being an aunt is the next best thing to being a mom. Amanda, Brittain, Madelyn and...

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A Call To Art for #BringBackOurGirls Online Auction is LIVE

May 15, 2014

If you want to purchase some beautiful art please check out the A Call To Art #BringBackOurGirls online auction. The auction started this morning and will continue until 3PM on May 17th. 3 Wishes is the canvas piece I have up for auction. If you wish to bid just click HERE. Not only will the winning bidder get a beautiful piece of art they will also be helping a wonderful organization, Girl Rising. 3 Wishes is an 8″ x 8″ one of a kind canvas. It includes vintage items such as handmade doilies, handwritten ledger paper, sheet music and book pages. The vintage spoon rests upon a stack of vintage buttons and the Frozen Charlotte Dolls I created from plaster using molds made from dolls in my collection. The papers are covered in layers of bees wax and...

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#BringBackOurGirls

May 12, 2014

I’ve always told my daughters that THEY are the LUCKIEST women in the world because THEY were born in the USA and have EVERY opportunity to succeed in life with hard work and determination. The story of the abducted Nigerian girls is one that sadly proves my point. The way so many girls and woman are treated in other countries is heartbreaking. Artist Jessica Sporn is putting together an auction to help raise money for a wonderful organization called Girl Rising. I am donating the mixed media canvas shown below to help raise money for this awesome cause. Girl Rising is a global campaign for girl’s education and their mission is to change the way the world values girls. Please take a few minutes to visit the website and learn about Girl Rising. If we all work together I truly believe...

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Mountain Magick Art ~ Jeff Holoubek

May 5, 2014

Several years ago, mom and dad were given some geodes by a dear friend who picked them up while in New Mexico. When mom and dad found out they were going to Estes Park with me, mom dug them out of the closet and brought them so they could get the geodes cracked opened at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick’s Rock Museum. If you’ve never been to this rock shop the next time you’re visiting Estes Park you must go. It’s open year round and is filled with some of the most amazing rocks, fossils, gems and minerals from around the world. Using this pretty basic contraption, Jeff Holoubek cracked open mom and dad’s three geodes. The first two were nice but the third one, well it was REALLY nice. When Jeff saw what was  hiding inside he...

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Manitou Cliff Dwellings ~ Colorado Springs Colorado

May 2, 2014

After driving around in the Garden of the Gods we went to see the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. I am so fascinated with anything that has to do with the past so walking through the dwellings was really interesting. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum exhibits relocated Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings. The Anasazi lived and roamed the Four Corners area of the United States Southwest from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1300. The museum was established in 1904 and opened to the public in 1907. The Anasazi did not live in the Manitou Springs area, but lived and built their cliff dwellings in the Four Corners area, several hundred miles southwest of Manitou Springs. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings were relocated to their present location in the early 1900s, as a museum, preserve, and tourist attraction. The stones were taken...

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Garden of The Gods ~ Colorado Springs, Colorado

May 1, 2014

Garden of the Gods was first called Red Rock Corral. Then, in August 1859, two surveyors who helped to set up Colorado City explored the site. One of the surveyors, M. S. Beach, suggested that it would be a “capital place for a beer garden.” His companion, the young Rufus Cable, awestruck by the impressive rock formations, exclaimed, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods. The row of hogbacks. The Kissing Camels formation is the nearest hogback to the right of mom and dad. The camel’s heads are above a hole in the rock where the sky can be seen. It’s hard to see the hole in some of the photos. But if you look closely you can see it in the photo above. The...

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Wire Wrapped Bird Nest Pendant

Apr 18, 2014

I love nature, especially anything having to do with birds and actually have several nests sitting in my studio window. Two are wren’s nests that mom removed from her hanging planters after the little wren family flew the nest. The other nest is one I found that fell from a tree in our front yard. I even have two bird baths outside my window and enjoy the daily battles of a Blue Jay and Mockingbird trying to claim its ownership. Since I’ve started making jewelry pieces I decided to include my love of nature in some of my creations. Wire wrapping is a fun and so simple technique to do once you get the hang of it. At first you feel like you are all thumbs but then all of a sudden it clicks and working with wire and...

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