Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I've Got Nothing...

  The past few years I tend to slow down on Blog posts over the month of December. It looks like I'm headed in that direction again. I may or may not making anything in the coming month.

 I do want to finish Year of Jewelry Project, but if I do I may just make some silly earrings to say 'Ha! I did it!!

  If you don't hear from me, you can be sure I will return in January as always.

  If you have purchased the Twining Lesson from me and you want to share your work, email me a picture and I will share it on this blog. If you have a link to a website I will include that along with your work. This offer is for the month of December only.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting for the Sunrise Tapestry



 This tapestry was inspired by a song written and sung by my nephew. It was also part of a challenge over at the Jewelry Makers Forum. http://jewelrymakers.proboards.com/index.cgi

here is the cut and paste of what I wrote for the forum challenge.


The music this design is inspired by is written and sung by my nephew, It's called "Waiting for the Sunrise" and you can listen to it here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plRqXM8sFEQ

The song fills me with longing, and that longing was channeled into a wish to express it and its beauty with my hands by weaving a tapestry. I love the mystery in the songs theme and wanted to capture that in my design.

I feel the strength and courage of the writer to see things through to completion and wait for hope to rise even when it looks dark and appears to be long in coming.

I had no idea how to do a 'tapestry like' weave and did not have a clue how it should look, so I borrowed loosely from the song itself and wove a somewhat stylized sun rising along with a stylized mysterious type sky.

  I am very happy with it for a first try:) Also, the grey looking button at the bottom of the tapestry is actually blue and the same color as the kyanite, but sometimes plastics don't photograph well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lapis Bangle



  This is the last of 4 bangles custom ordered for 4 sisters. Each sister has her own personal charm.

The sister this bangle is made for is a dancer. I told my client there was no way I could make a ballerina, that sculptural work is not my strength. She convinced me to do one anyway. The bangle is gorgeous. The charm is not, but it is easily removed and my client wanted it anyway.

 Client happy, that is all that matters:))

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pressed for Time

  My plate is very full with family events, a promised custom order, a job so busy I may need to work overtime, and filling in my spare time with the twining lesson.

  I'm a little sad because I was making such wonderful things and now I can't really focus on that:(

  I may be quiet but I'm working hard over here:)

  This necklace was made last week