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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jewelry Designs

I haven't made jewelry in a while, but the cold medicine I am taking makes me stay awake at night - so I made a few pieces of jewelry.

This first one is blue, pink, silver and copper - glass beads, vintage plastic beads, and ceramic beads. I tucked the matching earrings into the neck because my glass bust doesn't have pierced ears.











The pendant is made from a hoop that I glued to the back a photo of my son at the ocean. Then, I glued felt over the back to give it a finished look. I covered the front of the photo with a clear solution that when it dries looks like crackled glass. I have always LOVED this photo of my son, this is a nice way to preserve it!



















This necklace my son calls the "Lion King". Hand blown (not by me) glass beads, silver, wire, and yarn... Again I put the earrings in the neck. $60.

Crocheted Lapel Pins

I am not sure why, but I got crazy making these lapel pins. I started by double crocheting a circle with an inexpensive cotton yarn (so I could keep the price down) and then pulled out all my fun, expensive, and funky yarns and got very creative with stitching and basically did a spiral.

Some days I am very flowery but I wasn't feeling flowery this day.
I finished up with big chunky, sparkly beads wired and sewn into the center (or through-out a couple of them).
Considering the time and materials these are a steal at $25 each.


Unfortunately these photos don't do the colors and textures justice. I think it is the color and texture that caused me to fixate on these for a day.





Not all were a success. Unfortunately some landed in the UFO basket! (UFO = Un-Finished Objects) Someday I will make them into something else.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Every child is an artist. The problem is
how to remain an artist once he grows up."
-Pablo Picasso
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