Thursday, May 29, 2014
This is the second entry in the pop can series. In case you are not from Detroit, Vernors is our native ginger ale. That is soda or pop, no kick except the ginger. This little guy and the green and gold signs have been around town forever.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Are you ready for something other than jewelry ? This is my first go at Tumble Dyes. They are so fast and so easy. My first reaction was : I need more colors and more things to dye.These dyes are actually paints in a spray bottle. Scrunch up your fabric, spray, then heat set in the clothes dryer, or with an iron if you are using glitter. Yep, glitter ! and it stays on, at least so far.
There are a couple of spots where I held the gold glitter spray close and got spots of gold. Elsewhere I held it further back and got a light overall dusting of glitter.
This is a practice piece. I just wanted to see what I could do. With a little something more, it would be a nice scarf.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
This piece marks the start of a series for me. I have always been impressed when artists say something like that. Now I got to say it. What a series means in this case is that I haven't done all the stuff I want to yet.
This is the pop can series. I have been wanting to try metal work for awhile, but I'm reluctant to mess up the expensive bits of metal that I bought. Instead I am going to experiment on the humble aluminum can and see what I can do. It is also *way* more crafty to make something out of a pop can.
Cool, refreshing, bright, bubbly and very very summer.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sometimes a project comes from within. Other times it is the material that calls out to me. This is not my style at all, but these acrylic spikes just called my name. I can see someone wearing these with a hot black dress while they are out clubbing.
The materials all come from Fire Mountain .
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Oh, my goodness ! Its been two months since I've posted. I have been making a few things, just not taking pictures. No pictures, nothing to post. We'll see if I can do a little better for awhile.
The first one is another wrap bracelet. I made this one for myself. I just love the mix of seed beads that seem to be made to wear with denim.
This one is a few beads on a bolo cord. You can just see at the right where I wrapped a little leather cord to stop the beads from sliding. The multi colored beads are wooden and hand painted. ( No, not by me.)
The last one is an interesting metal focal on narrow leather that has been doubled. This time I used wooden beads to keep the lacing together. The copper cord ends add to the look.