Sunday, January 31, 2016

Here we go!

Next up... A shibori collar with a dichroic glass cab from FrogHollow glass on etsy. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

New for 2016

Sometimes I buy a focal and hold on to it for a long time waiting for inspiration or for the right complements to bring it to life. I recently bought a scrap bag of ribbon and inside was this beautiful teal and purple piece. I was sorting through my stash one afternoon over vacation last week when cabochon and ribbon met. I knew right away that it was meant to be. I realize that sounds super cheesy and lame, but I do believe in its truth. Sometimes this art thing is about collecting the pieces and realizing what's in front of you so they can all come together as they were meant to be. 
The ribbon is from ShiboriGirl and the cab is from FrogHollowGlass, both on Etsy. :) 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Favorites of 2015

 I make a lot of things and tend to fall in love with everything that I make by the time it's done. Here are a few of my favorite things that I made in 2015. My goal last year was to work on my shibori embroidery technique with an ultimate goal of someday being a juried artist. I never had enough stuff at once to photograph and send out and one of the places I was thinking of takes a 40% commission to have your stuff in their shop. I think that's kind of ridiculous, so now I'm at a standstill as I'm not terribly brave and don't have the guts to actually send my work out. Anyway, I did have the opportunity to do a reader's challenge for Beadwork magazine which is the neck piece below with the watch face on it. Stay tuned for what I'm working on now. It should be done in a few days. Happy new year!!