I'm on Day Two of big agenda-free weekend and ready to rock my Sunday! I can't wait to share more about my adventures yesterday. I spent a few hours Skyping with my new bud, Bette, working on her new blog: Art Pages Etc. Her paper and journals are completely awesome so I can't wait to see more! I have lots more to say about learning new blogger "stuff" and figuring out how to make things look just like I want but that's for a whole other post. Today is just for pretty shots...like this one of some special tourmaline that I splurged on for my birthday back in July. (If you really believe it's just masquerading flourite and garnet, please don't burst my bubble! haaaaaaaaaaaaa)
I've had them out on my table for months just waiting for the perfect project. My goal today is to use them--at least a few of them--in something awesome. Now that I laid them all out in those gradient rows I think I may actually try to stitch something! Hmmmmm. Ooooh, or maybe work them onto a thick brass cuff...oooh, or maybe sew them on a leather cuff! Uh oh, I need another cup of coffee before I delve into that one.
Here's a little bit of a start on a memory wire bangle using some of them. Since it's getting close to Christmas I end up with people asking if they can buy things who are then shocked by what I want them to pay for them. Alas, it's the crisis of handmade artisan goods. Instead of devaluing my work overall, I'm trying to mix the pricier pieces like artisan beads or super-pretty semi-precious stones with less expensive construction methods that are still high quality and in my own creative style--hence, the memory wire.
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