Category Archives: My Work

Instant Download of Watercolor-Look ATC Card Backgrounds

Instant Download: 8 Watercolor-Look ATC Card Backgrounds Printable Digital Collage Page at http://bit.ly/ATC-brights

Hi there! I just created two new printables of ATC card blanks available for instant download from my Etsy store for just $1 each!

Each features 8 watercolor-look Artist Trading Card blanks that you can use in your creations or in collage. An Artist Trading Card (ATC) is 2.5″ x 3.5″ by definition.

Instant Download: 8 Watercolor-Look ATC Card Backgrounds Printable Digital Collage Page at http://bit.ly/ATC-muted

The watermarks on the images shown here will NOT appear in your download. Each file is 300dpi for quality printing on standard letter sized paper (8 1/2″ x 11″).

Printing tips are included along with my Terms of Use.

Enjoy! ♥

Seagreen Heart Bracelet

Seagreen Heart Bracelet available on Square Market

Handmade bracelet made with delicately shaded sea green beads and shiny silver accents. The faceted Czech glass beads are a translucent, watery, green gray blue color. Features an easy-to-use magnetic closure so you can get the bracelet on and off by yourself. Beautiful carved heart focal. Free shipping within the continental USA.

Work in Progress

Work in Progress by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

Hello! As 2013 draws to a close and 2014 is about to begin, I am reflecting on what a work-in-progress I am. I’ve been enjoying looking back at where I’ve been, truly savoring the experience of where I am right now, and looking forward to where I want to go next.

I haven’t had much time for art lately, since I have been studying coaching and devoting a lot of time to my studies. I just started this circular canvas and I am so excited by it.

It is 30 inches across – almost as large as a dining table! I love how the edges curve, too. It is soooo cool that it nearly makes me drool!

I am putting a Sri Yantra design on it. The Sri Yantra represents dualities, like the masculine and the feminine, the heavenly and the earthly, the spiritual and the material, the mental and the physical, and so on.

I’ve always liked geometric designs. And I’m finding that the pattern reminds me a bit of the quilts that my grandmother used to make. I’m so glad that I started this piece!

What about you? What are you working on?

I’d love to hear about your works-in-progress … whether it is something you’re studying (like me!) or your artwork or anything under the sun. What are you excited about? What are you doing that makes you so happy you almost want to drool?

Celebrating 2013

Blueberry Cream Pie by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

Hi there! I hope that you and yours are enjoying the holidays – no matter what flavor you celebrate! Wishing you lots of love and laughter!

Here we are reflecting a bit on 2013 and all we’ve accomplished. How our lives have been changed by the people we’ve met and by what we’ve chosen for ourselves.

One of the things that I’ve been learning during 2013 is the importance of celebrating. Many of my friends have helped me along the way this year, encouraging me to celebrate – and now, at the end of 2013 – I find myself able to initiate the celebration on my own.

So, here’s to celebrating 2013! ♥

What are YOU celebrating?

Shop Small Saturday Discount!

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Hello! I’d like to invite you to remember your favorite artists, small local businesses, and small online stores such as those at Etsy or Square this holiday shopping weekend. And, I’d like to offer you…

33% off anything in my Etsy store this weekend only

That’s right! Take a third off your order of any item currently in my Etsy store, using coupon code THIRD. Items such as the 22″ Dolphin Necklace above, regularly $27.00, but just $18.09 with the discount.

Beating Heart mixed media painting with custom metallic beeswax frame by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

Or this handmade, one-of-a-kind painting with a custom metallic beeswax frame, regularly $45.00, now $30.15 this weekend only!

Vintage Inspired 20

What about this pretty Steampunk-inspired vintage look 20″ porcelain and pearls necklace? It’s regularly $37.00 – but less than $25 using the discount code THIRD!

Shop my Etsy store and use the THIRD coupon code
or visit my Square store for more jewelry & mixed media items.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement! ♥

NEW! Garnet Earrings and Amethyst Dangles

Hello! Today I’d like to share three new pairs of earrings with you! The first two pair are made with stunning garnet Preciosa Czech glass beads and genuine Swarovski crystals. The third pair features genuine amethyst stones and iridescent teardrops.

WWG-F 1.75″ Wire-Wrapped Garnet Preciosa Czech Glass and Swarovski French Hook Earrings from Gaal Creative on Square Market

GPS-L 1.5″ Garnet Preciosa Czech Glass and Genuine Swarovski Leverback Earrings from Gaal Creative on Square Market

ACT-F 2″ Amethyst and Crystal Teardrop Dangle French Hook Earrings from Gaal Creative on Square Market

Thanks for stopping by!

Amethyst and Amber Multi-Strand Necklace

Amethyst Dyed Imperial Jasper and Amber Multi-Strand Necklace handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

Hello! Today I’d like to share a longer-length 25.5″ amethyst and amber multi-strand necklace. I absolutely adore the unique, amethyst-dyed imperial jasper focal beads with their crackle details!

Buy this Amethyst & Amber Multi-Strand Necklace for just $47!

Amethyst Dyed Imperial Jasper and Amber Multi-Strand Necklace handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

I love making custom, unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. It makes me happy and I always wonder what adventures each piece will have with its forever owner. I especially love it when I can find truly beautiful beads like these! I love the crackle effect and the many shades of purple.

Amethyst Dyed Imperial Jasper and Amber Multi-Strand Necklace handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

This close-up photo shows the golden amber glass beads that make up the multiple strands of the necklace. They will frame your face in a soft, warm, golden glow.

Amethyst Dyed Imperial Jasper and Amber Multi-Strand Necklace handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

The necklace has a lobster claw clasp that swivels for your comfort. Professional elements such as high quality beading wire, wire guards, and seamless crimp tubes were used to enhance and protect your jewelry investment.

Buy this Amethyst & Amber Multi-Strand Necklace for just $47!

I do give discounts if you buy multiple pairs of earrings ($3 off each pair of earrings) or if you buy a pair of earrings with another jewelry item ($5 off the earrings with a necklace or bracelet). Just email me and let me know which ones you’re interested in, and I will set it up for you! ♥

Thanks for stopping by!

AMS11 25.5″ Amethyst Dyed Imperial Jasper and Amber Multi-Strand Necklace from Gaal Creative on Square Market

Steampunk Choker with Etched Heart Locket

Steampunk & Genuine Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Etched Heart Locket Pendant handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

Hi there! Today I’d like to share this 20″ steampunk-inspired choker necklace with an etched heart locket that opens for you to put your favorite photos inside.

Buy this genuine Swarovski necklace with Locket today!

Steampunk & Genuine Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Etched Heart Locket Pendant handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

High-end custom details

Every detail in this rockin’ necklace is high-end and custom. Starting with the unique, one-of-akind antiqued flower-and-round chain, moving on to the genuine Swarovski crystals, and continuing to the expensive Swarovski rondelles that shimmer and shine. And still moving on, to the trio of antiqued butterflies, the unique flourished diamond link and, finally, to the exquisitely detailed etched heart locket.

Close-up of Steampunk & Genuine Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Etched Heart Locket Pendant handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

Close-up

This close-up photo shows the shimmer and shine of the Swarovski crystals and the Swarovski rondelles. These details make the necklace radiant and they really bounce the light as you move. I love the contrast between the vintage and the new!

Steampunk & Genuine Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Etched Heart Locket Pendant handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

Feminine finishing details

The back of the necklace has a very feminine wire-wrapped dangle, complete with vintage and new elements. There is a lobster claw clasp that swivels for your comfort. Professional elements such as high quality beading wire, wire guards, and seamless crimp tubes were used to enhance and protect your jewelry investment.

Steampunk & Genuine Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Etched Heart Locket Pendant handmade by Anne Gaal of http://www.gaalcreative.com

Buy this genuine Swarovski necklace with Locket today!

I do give discounts if you buy multiple pairs of earrings ($3 off each pair of earrings) or if you buy a pair of earrings with another jewelry item ($5 off the earrings with a necklace or bracelet). Just email me and let me know which ones you’re interested in, and I will set it up for you! ♥

Thanks for stopping by!

SHL19 20″ Steampunk & Genuine Swarovski Crystal Necklace with Etched Heart Locket Pendant from Gaal Creative on Square Market WWC-F 1.5″ Wire Wrapped Swarovski Crystal Princess Earrings from Gaal Creative on Square Market
ASL-L 2″ Aqua Steampunk and Swarovski Crystal Leverback Earrings from Gaal Creative on Square Market SPL-L 1.5″ Steampunk Swarovski Crystal Leverback Earrings from Gaal Creative on Square Market