Entries in art jewelry (2)

Monday
Mar302015

Chachachachachangeeees and Catching Up

It has been a very difficult period of my life and I had to do a lot of soul-searching and finding myself, but I'm back and more awesome than ever!  As a theme song for this period in my life, please let this play in another tab while you read this post and possibly the next post too: David Bowie's Changes.  

I have been away for about two months and I must apologize for my absence to anyone who actually reads this blog.  I had to do an "Eat, Pray, Love" type of soul-searching break sans the travels to exotic lands and I will post some philosophical writings soon regarding my state-of-mind, but before that I want to share with you some of my newest creations and therefore entries for ‪#‎2015PCChallenge‬.

Most of these are coming soon to Etsy and links will be added to the Etsy listings as soon as I have a chance to post them. :)  Enjoy!

9 weeks worth of stuff:

Entry for the Michaels Spring Time in Paris contest.

It was inspired by spring time images of Paris and the gardens of Versaiiles.

Custom order for a lovely customer. Click on image to see listing. $80 CAD for custom box.Gandalf's rune magnetSator square magnet.

I ship Destiel magnet. I don't ship Destiel, but I respect the idea... :P

OOAK alien planet earrings.

Purple dragon ornament/pendants. The backs are also finished.

Treble clef pendant/ornament with Swarovski crystals.

Moon drop necklace with Swarovski crystals. Original design as per usual.

Triangle necklace inspired by the glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

 

Saturday
Dec272014

A Very Delightful Visit to Michaels, Work in Progress and Other Stories...

As mentioned yesterday, I had a nice Michaels visit yesterday and they had an additional 25% off coupon for one day only, so I got some great items:  

Lots of new acrylic paint - some are metallic and are going to look great on the boxes I got. I want to design some new boxes for jewelry or dice, hence the wooden boxes. Finally got a great new work surface: The We R Memory Keepers Precision Glass Cutting Mat and can tell you even after one use, that it's worth every penny. Super happy to have a work surface that is big enough, I can cut on, easy to clean and non-stick!  I also bought a little drawer unit to start my second studio (yup I have two rooms of craft tools and supplies, the one room needs to be cleaned and tidied before it can be called a studio though).  

When I got home, I realized that my purchases would give me something to blog about.  For example, I made my first "test" notepad and it turned out pretty good (used the Tacky Glue in the photo).  I will be making a second, much prettier version to show you very soon.  After the notepad, I wanted to try out my wonderful new work surface (see last paragraph) and I have been thinking about a golden snitch inspired necklace; therefore, that's exactly what I decided to make:

 

Although it's still in the prototype phase, I'm quite happy with what I made.  I will be posting images of this necklace as soon as I have it ready for Etsy, but just wanted to share what I really love about this piece: my interpretation of the golden snitch rocks and the metallic lustre accents made possible with the Metallic Lustre Wax by DecoArt.  That made me realize that I should write a review of this great product and show you how I have used it- it really deserves its own post, but a quick summary for the moment:

• So far I'm super pleased with results I had both on wood and on polymer clay.

• I only have silver and gold colours at the moment because not all colours are easy to find in Canada (or they are ridiculously over-priced).

• I want to try them all, especially the black shimmer,

• A review is definitely on the way!


 

Thanks for reading!