Well...here I go again. Just this morning I was reminded that it was bill paying time. I swear we just did all of that business. Where does the time all go? I cannot say that I remember much from the last week. It has been a week since I spoke to you all last...right?
Here is a recap...
I strive for simplicity sometimes. This is how I came up with this piece...
These earrings were cut from a native New Orleans oak tree and set with three hand crafted rivets. That way the person can have a little of NOLA with them.
That day was a tough one. We cannot always be creative 24/7, yo! I did have this idea in my mind for a while and the wood was sitting on the bench. I was reminded of what a friend told me recently...he said, "make something...anything, and don't over think it". So I grabbed the wood and went at it!
It was the only thing I accomplished that day.
I also had one awesome day where I started and completed a piece in a single day! Like leaping tall buildings in a single bound kind of thing. I drew out my plan and started to execute. I have to admit though that the piece evolved in its own way. That can be scary at times. Only because you can ruin the piece in a single blow! Hahaha!!!
But all was well. Here is the final piece. All the pieces are made from recycled materials. That heart was made from some piece of a stop sign I found on the streets of New Orleans and a Tibetan crystal dangles from the end. I call it a love amulet. Oh yeah!
Let me see...what else has happened. Oh I got introduced to picMonkey, a photo editor! It is cooler than slice bread! It is a way to make collages with your pictures in all different kinds of formats. Why have I not been introduced to this earlier? It is like some super secret site! Check it...
I also got into a fight with my Polaroid Pogo printer! It does not work with my iPhone or my computer (it use to on the computer)! WTH? I needed this to complete the bracelet that is set to go to Thailand this Monday! Ugh!!! So I threw it on the floor in some crazy attempt to make it work...but it did not! It did work on another phone...Droid. Hmm...is this a reason NOT to get an iPhone? Discuss!
Last night I finished the bracelet. I learned the hinge technique from Richard Salley. He totally ROCKS!!! LOVE him!!!
AND...my new glow in the dark earrings!!! Is that electric or what?
I also tried to make a tutorial on how to make S-clasps but that is another story. :)
Well that about wraps up the week for me. All of the pieces, except for the bracelet, will be available at Adorn & Conquer on Magazine Street. The earrings are available in my Etsy store.
Have a great Friday everyone!