I've fallen into quite a nice routine this week. Every evening, I have been able to come home and make jewelry, take pictures, organize the studio, and experiment with new ideas - all at a very relaxing pace! I never want it to end! Here are some new little things I am excited about:
I pulled my resin out again to play with some bezels. I got these 2 at Bead & Button from Green Girl Studios - I had no idea what I was going to fill them with. Then I remembered I had these teeny tiny owl beads from Ornamentea, however, as small as they were they still had a little too much "junk in the trunk" to lay flat in the bezel. Since they are ceramic, I took a little file to them and sawed off their back half, leaving a nice flat surface. It was quite a tedious job and I wasn't even sure if it was going to work, but it paid off! A very simple patterned paper is the background.I have been obsessed with finding places for buttons to fit. Here, they are simply glued into a bracelet from Patera and a bezel from Zoa Art. The larger pendant is filled with resin though and the camera made it look like there is an inclusion in it, but there is not. The resin gave some of the buttons a very faint, ghostly look.I've been collecting pressed pennies from many places over the years with the thought of adding them to my scrapbook pages. But lately, I have seen them show up in jewelry. I saw a woman at Bead & Button wearing a long necklace, using them as links. I think that is what I will plan to do - drill holes at each end to make a piece full of memories from the Detroit Tigers Game, the Binder Park Zoo, the Racine Zoo, and a wildlife reserve in Illinois.Watch for these components used soon in some finished jewelry. And speaking of scrapbooking, I am getting ready to go away for the weekend to a 2 night scrapbooking Bed & Breakfast. I am looking forward to a fun time with good friends in a beautiful old Victorian home with delicious food!