Thursday, June 28, 2012
So, most jewelry makers will tell you that the last piece they make is their favorite....especially if they have been sitting in a hot garage all day crafting!! (I'm not even bothering to type studio and cross it out anymore!!). This little guy was hand cut from a vintage tin and then weathered, beaten around the edges, sanded, and aged with patina. I sat back when he was done and thought, "How he LOOKS is exactly how I FEEL right now!!" If you look at him, though, he's ready for flight...no worse for the wear. He has inspired me to go on a flight of my own today and just do something FUN!!!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Yesterday I just wanted these pieces finished.....I'm not long on patience, as people who know me will tell you! I think the wait was worth it because I am so pleased with the way they turned out! I was in love with the tin and knew it would translate wonderfully to jewelry...sometimes you just know it the instant you see a piece of tin! I can't decide which is my favorite. Both pieces will soon be submitted to the "Kentucky Crafted" artist guild for consideration. I sure hope they wow the judges!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
|Love love the colors in this gorgeous piece|
|I'm always getting ideas as I cut the tin into pieces|
|I cut this beautiful pink flower and plan to use it in its free form state|
Monday, June 25, 2012
|Wow...don't we all want this??|
|I found it so sweet that she longed for a nice home and wrote that in her diary...|
|As I turned to the back cover, I read this....very true, I think! What are you sending out to the lives of others that may come back into yours??|
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
I am rarely at a loss for words...anyone who knows me will tell you that! But as I sat here staring at the empty post box, my fingers were stiff on the keys! The best way for me to start my new blog is to thank the two people who made it happen. First, Karen Valentine from Valentine Design and My Desert Cottage did the design work, giving me a great space with which to share my world. I would be totally amiss, however, by not giving props to my dear friend, Sue, who has encouraged me and been my biggest cheerleader every inch of the way. She talked me out of my doubt and hesitations about starting a blog. Without her, I'm certain you wouldn't be reading this post right now! I'm anxious (and a bit daunted!) to share my world of scraping and scrounging around for treasures with which to create!