Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bold & Chunky

This is the first bracelet that I made. I was practicing techniques. It's made of 18g copper, unakite & black onyx. I finished it about a month ago, just now posting it. See- I was going to photograph it, but nooooo- I scanned it. (This way I'm not the only person who sees it!) The pics don't do it justice though- it's bold & chunky. I've been wearing it & it's really grown on me. I love the swan clasp & the spiral charms give it movement & a bit of a jingle. The unakite stones are wonderful colors- shades of green with touches of a salmon color. And now it's not so shiny, it's a bit aged. LOL. I was going to artificially age it, but time is saving me the trouble. I'm proud of me ;-) And yes- I've started one in sterling silver. But personally- I'm growing quite fond of's got a warmth & a glow that I find very appealing. And doesn't turn me green.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Creative Junque

Since this is the name of my website, I thought it would be a good idea to do my blog in this name also. So I suppose I'll start the task of moving things over. LOL. How do I move the comments? There have been so many nice ones.

Another thing to add to my to do list!

Later that night.....
Well here I am....all settled in. ;-) All the old entries are here, I added in the comments because they make me smile so I didn't want to lose them. Now I can get on with things. Except that I'm tired so no pix tonight. LOL

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Oh So Charming

Here's a sample of the charms that I made for Dawn's charm swap on Art.e.Zine. There are 25 for the swap. I started with a scrabble tile. Adhered paper from a vintage dictionary page then sealed it. Drilled my holes & added sealer. I added some color with various Caran d'Ache Neocolor II crayons then smuged and blended. Then sealed again. Then I added the image, and sealed again. Some images have accents of color from the crayons that are also sealed. The sides are finished with metallic paint pens. I needed large jump rings & I wanted them to be sturdy so I made them out of 18 g wire & work hardened them with a rawhide mallet, then tapped them with a hammer for decorative purposes. These were fun to make & I hope that people who get one will enjoy my charms.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Copper Hearts

This is a scan of the hearts link bracelet that I finished last week. It really looks nice on my wrist. I wanted to do it in copper first because I was having "issues" with the jump rings. First they were too small & it didn't lay flat, then they were too big & they stuck up too high. Then they were just right. As soon as I finished this, I started a silver one. I think I'll add a couple more links to this & turn it into an anklet. Maybe a bead danglie by the clasp too. And in my typical "overdoing" it, I've got plenty of heart links left. In silver & copper. I like copper, it's got a very warm feel to it.

Seriously I need to stop scanning the jewelry & take photographs. LOL. But the scanning is so much faster. I have another bracelet made. I'll try to photograph it today. If not, I'll scan it tonight.

I'm not really sure why this picture seems so small. If you click it you can get a bigger view.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Forty Two

Today is my birthday & in a way that seems kind of old when I write it like that. LOL. But I only feel old sometimes ;-) Went on a bit of a shopping spree today & had some yummy chocolates after my delicious steak dinner. It was a nice day. No art to post though- didn't do any.......didn't do any laundry today either so that's a good thing!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Happy New Year

I love the new year. I tend to spend the first couple weeks of the year (up till my b-day) reflecting on the year past & planning for the year ahead. Still in that mode I guess. And watching my DH work on his website so much really makes me want to add some finishing touches to my own so that I can share the address with my friends & family. Right now it's just too......empty. LOL. Anyway- I needed to post my lottery entry to the group so I thought I'd post it here too. I scanned it instead of photographing it (I'm on a deadline here & taking the picture, playing with would just be late!), so it looks a little wonky to me. (They are both circles, not wonky like the one on the left looks in the picture) A pair of sterling silver hoop earrings, hammered for stability. The theme was winter & I thought the colors of the beads with the silver helped convey that. At least winter in my mind. LOL. Realistically- it was 82ยบ today. Doesn't feel much like winter. I digress.....
I'm working on a bracelet right now. I'll post when I've finished it. LOL- just remember that there's a bunch of different projects going on in here so I'll probably finish something else first.