Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June's Journey

Well, today is the last day of June and I managed to squeeze in this entry into Erin's June Challenge: using a paper crafting item in a piece of jewelry. The copper metal plate is from K & Company - very nice and flat for a scrapbook page. I layered it on top of a slice of noreena jasper that I got at the Bead & Button show, and it is strung very simply on some copper chain and leather cording.

I just realized today, as I was taking more photos of it, that it could also double as a wrap bracelet!
Since I am a scrapbooker, I thought this was a great challenge and I wish I had more time to dabble around with some scrapbook elements. I have made several pieces of jewelry in the past that incorporated scrapbook items, and I have many more ideas for the future. But, June is always a terribly busy month for me! I was getting back from Belize early in the month, then Bead & Button and the Art Fair I do every year take up the next couple of weeks. I had the Raku party I previously posted about on my calendar as well.
But the good news is, Jon and I are off work this week and are having a wonderful "Staycation"! In addition to daily walks and swims, we have been getting things done around the house. I am just about finished with moving my studio - an idea I've had in mind for a while now - and it seemed like the perfect time since things were already half torn apart from needing tables and displays for the art fair. I can't wait to show the new studio here on the blog, and even more so can't wait to make my first piece of jewelry in there!

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Brilliant! I love that you used the scrapbook charm as well as the chain. There are treasures in that aisle! I particularly love it as a bracelet.
Enjoy the day!