Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Jewelry Maker????

I never, ever thought I would make jewelry.  ever.
Actually I think I did make some years ago, but got over that like really fast.

Anyway, since I started making these gold leaf paperweights I kept looking at the crosses and thought how cute it would be as a necklace.

I was right.

I made one for myself and wow, not sure I've ever gotten so many compliments on anything I've worn.

So, now I'm making them...for a price ;)

Here is a pic!

These are approximately 2" of chunk.
They are 30" long and have oh heck I don't even know what kind of closure to call it.
It's a ring that you stick a bar through.
(I know a lot about jewelry)
They are not very heavy at all.
They are gold leafed and will age in a beautiful patina over time.

They are 68.00
+ 7.00 shipping

I take pay pal and all ya gotta do is contact me at 

Expect a one week turnaround because believe it or not....I'm already backed up on these suckers!

But, I will tell you?

you can jump outta bed in your black pj's, throw on a jacket, put this necklace on and BOOM.
You look like it took you 2 hours to get ready!!!
I'm serious.
Don't tell "W" but those are my pjs that I wore to the Michael W. Smith/Amy Grant concert last night.  I threw on a jacket over them :)
which btw was the most amazing concert!!!

*disclosure.  This is NOT the chain I am selling.  I just happened to have this beautiful chain and added the cross.

Have a terrific day y'all!!!!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Minute Gifties!!!!

Well, if you're like me, you're struggling with that last minute gift.

We do actually have 10 days left as of today to find that perfect gift!!!


This is what I have left!
I can ship out!

Here we go!

3" gold leafed paperweight - 28.00

"The Gown"
30 x 30 mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
Reg. 550.00 - Sale 425.00

5 x 5 minis - regularly 68.00, now 48.00

"Three Angels"
15 x 30 mixed media
Regularly 475.00, now 325.00

hand painted wine glasses - 22.00 each

hand painted wine glasses - 22.00 each

hand painted champagne - 22.00 each

hand painted glass ornaments - 28.00 (limited quantities)

28.00 (limited quantities)

4 x 4 (reg. 38.00, now 32.00)
5 x 5 (reg. 48.00, now 42.00)


"Church in the Woods"
30 x 30 mixed media
Regularly 550.00
now 375.00

3" gold leafed cross - 28.00 (limited quantities)

"Three Sweet Angels"
15 x 30 mixed on gallery wrapped canvas
Regularly 475.00, now 325.00


Limited selections of my Grace 11:11 hand soldered bottles available
30% off until Christmas
please go here to see the selections!

*****please note. Shipping charges are NOT included.

Please contact me at kbdr@aol.com to place an order.
I take all credit cards and paypal!!!

Merry, merry Christmas y'all!!!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

My Goodness!!!

It has been exactly 12 days since my last post!!!
I promise I have not forgotten about blogging, just been very, very, busy...
and I also promise I'm not dead ;)

Tis the Season
to go crazy

So, since Design Chic picked up some of my items to add to their wonderful store, I have been swamped!

on top of that, I had a wonderful, wonderful show last week in Brentwood, Tennesee and got to go home and visit all of my old well, not so old buddies. (in age that is)
We've just known each other for like EVER.

Anyway, then, came home, filled Design Chic orders, and then had an Open Studio Event at our studio on Thursday.
WHEW, I'm tired just thinking about it.
I'm in Birmingham because my little Evers was in the Nutcracker last night!!!
Lovingly called the "Mutcracker" because they had dogs participating!  Ya'll.
That was SO stinkin cute.

So, hang on, I have a few pics!

My Nashville buds!

Some of the items still available before Christmas!!!
just contact me via kbdr@aol.com

these are available in limited quantity

as are these!!!

fabulous stemless wine glasses!

and tons of minis!

and I still have a few pieces of art left before Christmas.  We have 12 days before Christmas, so get your orders in soon!
This angel painting is 15 x 30 and is 375.00

this pair of Dancing Orchids are 550.00 each and are 20 x 20

lots of little minis left!!!

one of my favorites is still available.
This triptych is 39 x 36 (total size)

All prices do not inclued shipping.
Please contact me at
for more information!

Have a terrific day y'all!

Monday, December 1, 2014

I'm LIVE!!!

At My Design Chic!

My friends over at Design Chic (the ever so popular blog that literally everyone I know reads) have taken my new Christmas products LIVE!

I am just thrilled to announce my association with this wonderful Mother/daughter duo!

Items include my new bar wear, mini paintings, and gold leaf paper weights.

please visit to view and purchase my new hand painted and hand sculpted gift items!

have a terrific day y'all!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winner, Winner, After Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner!!!

Number 14, you are the winner of the turquoise stemless wine glasses!!!

That means that



I will e-mail you and get your address to ship out Monday.
Congrats and thank you to everyone who wrote comments, and shared with friends!

Be sure to check out My Design Chic for their Cyber Monday!
They are going to have a whole slew of my new stuff and I personally could not be more excited!!!
including all of my new hand painted glass wear.

Oh, and I added this number....

hey, a girls gotta drink her beer in style right?

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and will have a terrific weekend!!!



Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Where in the world have I been???
My goodness!
I've really been a slouch to be honest...NOT.

The truth is.  And this is a really funny story.
(well, to me it is)
you know I'm kind of a klutz.  Which is really weird because I'm really pretty athletic.

So, last Tuesday night (like 8 days ago) I did a show with a group of girls.
Fun, cute, darling, sweet girls.
In Buckhead.
In the show was a rep from a new line of pants called 
Hold Your Haunches.

um y'all.
I couldn't wait to buy a pair.
I forked out the 149.00 and bought a pair of these amazing pants

These were shown on Shark Tank and were immediately picked up by the QVC lady (who I love BTW)

So.  I decided to do a before and after.

Well, I don't have a full length mirror (probably why I've let my a** get so huge).  So, (put on a pair of regular leg gins and stood on a stool in my bathroom that had a top on it. (hard to explain).  To take a backwards selfie in the bathroom mirror)
(I'm NOT going to show you how bad my butt looked)
Any way, the top of the stool shifted, I lost my balance, and I rammed my right arm (my painting arm) in to the wall next to it, did a 360 and literally wiped out on the tile floor below me, landing on my titanium hip.
Y'all, I'm serious, it was a pretty bad fall.  But, cell phone still in hand. WTW?

I was like, oh, oh, oh, I'm really, really hurt.  I'm serious.  So I scraped myself up off the tile floor and waited for someone to come help me.
But no one was home.
I wish you could have heard the moans.

Hip was great, shoulder,,,,not so much.  Was pretty sure I had torn my rotater cuff.
Actually I was positive.  And for a right handed painter? Not a good thing.

Any way, I got better.  Better enough to don my Hold Your Haunches pants, and go to the full length mirror outside of our condo and take a backwards selfie.

So, I (really, y'all I'm crazy), I put the before and after on FB.

Um, I'm almost insulted at the reaction.  I mean people were ordering these things right and left.
People said I looked 5 sizes smaller!  Really?  Ok, the piling on was a little ridiculous.

My fault for putting myself out there right?

So, since I'm all about promoting women's businesses and empowering women, I wrote the owners (who are from Macon, Ga) an e-mail with my before and after.
They put the pics on their fb page.

People were saying I photo shopped the pics.  I mean, I was honestly starting to get insulted.

Anyway,,,back to the shoulder.  Went to the dr.
Deep bone contusion, but hip is great!

and, even though I can't lift my arm more than half way up, nothing that a little drugs and physical therapy can't help

BACK to the giveaway....

I am hand painting these wonderful wine glasses!
These are 22.00 each, or 4 for 80.00

I am giving away 4 of my turquoise and gold stemless glasses.
These are perfect for the holidays or you can re-gift them ;)

How to win?

Just leave a comment below.

1 chance - leave comment

2 chances - put on FB, twitter, instagram

3 chances - blog about it!!!
and, I beg you...
PLEASE leave your name and e-mail address!

Winner will be announced on Black Friday at 6 p.m. CST and will ship out on Monday!

Oh, and I've got some really, really exciting news!!!

I have hooked up with my very favorite blog My Design Chic

If you don't already follow them, they are the bomb.
Award winning mother/daughter team who put out the BEST STUFF EVER!!!
they now have an on-line shoppe where you can buy the stuff they blog about!
By the way, the glasses come in four colors, and all different sizes.  White wine, red wine, champagne, stemless and martini.
(My giveaway is only for the ones shown.)

On Friday, My Design Chic will be doing a Flash Sale showcasing my new items (including my wine glasses)
and other items that I have started making.
Be sure and hop over to see them and tell them I said Hi!!!

Don't forget to 1) leave a comment, 2) shout out on FB, Instagram, Twitter, whatever other social media outlet you use, 3) Blog about the giveaway!

Have a terrific day today and the rest of the week!
And, a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


*be back Friday*

Saturday, November 15, 2014

It's Tailgaten Time!!! Elephant Cheese Crisps

Today is a BIG day for all of us University of Alabama football lovers.
I have been planning my tailgaten food all week long.
I would really love to claim this idea as my own, but the truth is, I saw it on Instagram last week.

Loved this idea and ordered a little "mini" elephant cookie cutter off Amazon.

Then I searched for a cheese crisp recipe.  
And of course I had to change it to make it my own.

So, here we go!
Start with these ingredients

This really should be sifted all together.  The salt, cayenne pepper and flour.

3 1/3 cups flour
1 TBSP salt
3 TBSP cayenne pepper

But.  I couldn't find my sifter, so I used a whisk.  

Beat 2 sticks of butter (room temp)

add 5 cups of shredded sharp cheese

and blend on med.

and blend some more.

slowly add flour mixture and keep blending.  Add about 4 TBSP of water and blend until you get this consistency.

transfer the blob of cheese mixture to a flat surface covered with wax paper and roll it out to about 1/8" thickness

transfer to a baking sheet and put in the fridge for 15 min.

take out and start cutting with your cookie cutter

I added a bit more cayenne pepper only because "W" loves his cheese crisps spicy!

Bake for 14 min.  (no longer or they will burn)  
Also, this makes a lot of these little suckers.  So you may split in half if you need less!

Have a great day y'all!