Thanks to all of you who visited my blog during this past weekend. Participating in Erin's Color Challenge was such fun -- a challenge and a true pleasure. Visiting other blogs was a real treat too. The color palettes from the US Geological Survey Earth As Art are breathtaking and the responses of the jewelry designers were amazing! I am humbled to be among them.
Now, on to the winner of the Random Drawing for a hand-made Christmas ornament. This is what I will be sending to my winner:
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So, Kayla, send me your snail mail address (I've sent you an email) and I will be sending you a little giftie in time for Christmas.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Don’t you just love Erin Prais-Hintz’s Color Challenge Blog Hop ? This challenge was a REAL challenge for me. Not a challenge in the sense of difficulty, but the time crunch got to me. I have been thinking about the beautiful color scheme Erin sent me from the US Geological Survey Earth as Art representing the Lake District of England. I have been to the Lake District and have very fond memories and inspirations from my time there.
However, here’s what I pulled together to begin work on the challenge:
Left to right, agate green seed bead mix, lamp-work glass beads “turquoise” cross (so close!), crystals, dichroic glass, and braided sari silk among other bits and bobs.
As I was working on the necklace, though, I stumbled on a little project I had been working on a couple of weeks ago using vintage women’s watches. The light bulb went off over my head! Here’s what I designed. It’s called Reliquary for a Fabri-holic.
The watch cases contain tiny scraps of the beautiful sari silk in colors of the Lake District image. It reminds me of a medieval crystal reliquary I saw several years ago that contained threads from the Virgin’s Tunic. The necklace of twisted brass links hangs about 30 inches and looks very antique.
So, did I capture the scheme? (It was difficult to photograph) Here’s a detail.
Thanks to Erin for hosting the hop. Now, go on over to Erin's blog and check out the other hoppers.
P.S. I'm having a holiday sale in my Etsy Shop with the coupon code hohoho10percentOFF at checkout.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Who’s ready for the Holidays? Not me -- but I’m getting there. Here’s some earring cards I designed for a craft show I did last year. I love the little corner punches! And the tiny hand is specifically for my earrings made with hand-made lamp-work beads.
(Why does Google rotate my pictures when I have futzed with them to be just right??)
I spent several hours this week filling up my Etsy shop with all kinds of goodies and still have ideas for more. I even have a coupon for the Holidays hohoho10percentOFF.
I am also working on Erin Prais-Hintz Color Challenge It's always and joy as well as a challenge to participate in Erin's doings.
My color palette from the US Geological Survey’s Earth as Art section is from England’s Lake District. I have fond memories from our visit there a few years ago, plus I love the colors in the image. We will see what I make – the design is still in my head.
I have also designed and cast some pewter pendant that will be ready to sell soon.
Again -- with the futzing!!
I’ve been making them up into pocket rosaries and really like the feel of them.