I was especially frustrated this week when I did get into the studio because it seemed like I had bad mojo. Wednesday night I was working on gluing some flat back components back to back and proceeded in getting glue all over my fingers. Thursday night I knocked my container of a gazillion crimps all over the floor! Even last night I had an episode of cutting a chain too short. But, today was a great day and I got many projects done. Just in time too because I need to fill up my shop again with all sorts of new goodies. I had to deactivate them all on Friday when I took my stash to a store I sell at in town and the owner wanted to keep everything there! Usually, she picks and chooses what she wants. Hey, I'd rather have them out to a new market than sitting here at home.
Anyway, I thought I'd start by showing how I used the rest of the treats I won from Zoa Art's giveaway. Remember the Patina necklace? It's still available and it's absolutely one of my most favorite creations!I used their Prosperity charm in this necklace, full of talismans. I haven't gotten back to etching copper yet, but had this extra plate from the first batch I did. It has a ton of other cool charms, including a Hill Tribe silver peacock feather I bought from Shiana a while ago.I also used 2 of the Hill Tribe silver feathers to make these simple earrings.I also shared a while ago my first experimentation with resin, in which I filled the other bezel I got from Zoa Art with a peacock feather. This one is staying with me, but I finally strung it onto a simple necklace of labradorite chips separated with tiny delica beads. The subtle shimmer is a perfect match to the metal and image.