Sharing my passion for handcrafted jewelry, paper making, and living a creative life.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

60in60 Days Nine to Thirteen

I haven't posted for a few days because, even though I did meet my challenge to do something creative every day, I didn't have anything completed to show for it.

I started a wrap bracelet on Day 9.  On Day 10 I was away all day so my creative effort was a photograph of the sunset at the end of the day.  More hummingbird photos on Day 11.  Day 12 and 13 were the weekend so I spent lots of time in my studio jumping from one project to another.

I played with resin for awhile and also got some pennies ready for making more earrings but those will be done another day.

I made pulp for papermaking and I spent about 5 frustrating hours on an encaustic painting on Saturday that became something completely different on Sunday!  Finished the wrap bracelet and made a pair of earrings.

  Posting my challenge is more challenging than the challenge itself!  My life would be so much simpler if I would just stick to one thing but I don't seem to be wired that way...or my wiring is loose!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

60in60 Day Eight

I spent a little more time with the hummingbirds when I got home from work today (and the ants and wasps that also seem to enjoy the feeders). 

 I finished this wrap bracelet and used another cool button from my collection as the fastener.

I got a whole bag of vintage metal buttons at my local antique shop a couple of months ago and now  I'm waiting for some silicone putty to arrive so I can make molds of some of the more interesting designs before I use them all.

Monday, June 2, 2014

60in60 Day Seven

It's a good thing I had this little project already set up to go cause I was in the perfect mood to procrastinate, and it's only Day 7 of this challenge.  Once I get started I enjoy making these wrap bracelets cause the repetitive motion of weaving back and forth through the beads is quite meditative.

Leather wrap bracelet with vintage button and assorted dyed glass and stone beads.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

60in60 Day Six

I spent a little bit of the day in my studio and a huge part working outside and all I want to do now is sleep.  I am making these little pendants as thank you gifts for some volunteers from CAAT who will be in Burns Lake doing free spaying and neutering for low income families.  If you would like to know more, check out the Lakes Animal Friendship Society website.

I am using copper pennies as the base for the pendants.  Some are enamelled and some are just the copper.