Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Featured Artist: Karen of Chocolate Dog Studio

Since I started my shop on Etsy, I've met a lot of wonderful artists from participating in the artists communities there. Karen is a fellow member of the Christian Artists Street Team (CAST) on Etsy. Her shop is called Chocolate Dog Studio.

Karen makes all sorts of items many of which are made from upcycled materials. In her shop you will find beautifully crocheted scarves and shawls, cup cozies, hats and pincushions, but my favorite items she makes are definitely the one of a kind purses!

Brown twill tote

You know you want one of those purses for summer ☺
You can also find Karen here:

Monday, June 28, 2010


It's fun to play with new toys.  I got this rock tumbler for my son for Christmas. We finally broke it out today and used it to polish a batch of gemstone and spiraled metal wire post earrings that I made.

This is the metal shot that you fill the tumbler with. It does the work of polishing. It has different shapes to get into all the nooks and crannies.

Look how they gleam!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Foolish Friday

Knock Knock !
Who's there ?
Bach who ?
Bach to work, slacker !
Music making machines that my son, Caleb, drew recently on a wrinkly scrap of paper.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Pink Flower Garland necklace made with lustrous natural pink keishi pearls and matching natural pink button pearls. Perfect for summer!

Normally $72.00.  This week $59.00.

Find it in my on-line store and also in my Etsy shop.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sue Runyon Designs is featured in Copper in the Arts!

I am happy to announce that I am one of the artists being featured in this month's on-line newsletter for Copper in the Arts.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Foolish Friday

Knock Knock !
Who's there ?
Sherlock who ?
Sherlock your door !  Someone could break in !

Caleb's drawing of a robot--of course!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Foolish Friday

Knock Knock !
Who's there ?
Butter who ?
I butter not tell you !

We sponsor a little girl in Peru through Compassion International. She recently sent us these happy butterfly drawings.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Foolish Friday

Knock, knock !
Who's there ?
Water who ?
Water way to answer the door !
A recent drawing by my son, Caleb. I'm not sure why my Air Force brat is drawing a Navy picture, but his great grandfather will be proud. There is a giant peeking over the ship, the sun, the moon, a big bird, a missile and I'm not quite sure what else. He's eight.