So, finally, I am listing some new pieces! There has been so much happening this fall already, family outings, daughter's school, illnesses, etc... so glad to be posting a few new items.
I had a few small tiles left over from the last time a batch of polymer clay tiles were made. Love the rustic earthy look to these, but this time they are coated in a thin resin glaze which gives them a little sheen. And the Swarovski Elements Crystals add just a bit of sparkle. Ahhh ... what's not to love?
I love this time of year. The pace really picks up in anticipation of the upcoming holidays and working in the studio is no exception! The shop is being filled up with artful pendants and inspirational pieces. As of late, I have been using resin in my work, and I have to say Ice Resin® is my favorite. It is a non yellowing, crystal clear, jeweler's grade two part epoxy resin. Now, I'll be honest, I haven't used a lot of different brands, but one big reason I love Ice Resin® is because it's actually very forgiving as far as resins go. It is hard after a day, so you are able to handle and work with it. And at this point you can fix little mistakes, like pour overs by peeling them off or sanding. It takes a fews days to fully cure and once it's cured it is rock hard! And smooth as glass. Love it!
One of my pieces has been featured in the July issue of Bead Chat Magazine from Melinda Or and her crew at Artisan Whimsy! Woo hoo! My Bloom Chatelaine Necklace can be seen on page 43, along with other amazing jewelry artists from B'sue Boutiques Creative Group (pgs. 43-44).
The magazine is chock full of wonderful designs from many different artisans and styles and follows the trends seen around the internet. An amazing source of inspiration!!
I hadn't been art journaling as often as I should or would have liked. Just as I was giving myself a little push to get back into it, I found Daisy Yellow's Index-Card-A-Day Challenge (ICAD). Perfect! Just what I needed to get back into that creative mode again. It runs from June 1 to July 31, but I came into it late and that's a-ok according to the official ICAD FAQ ... it says:
"Create something on a 3x5" index card every day for 61 days. If you start after June 1 you do not need to catch up, really, seriously, just start. You can do more at the end if you wish. But get going, that is what is important."
Works for me! So I've jumped right in and have made six index cards so far. (happy dance!)
Here are some of the most recent cards I've completed:
If you have been out of your creative groove, or are in some sort of emotional type rut, perhaps consider doing something like this ... quick, easy and just what the muse and soul ordered.
What a wonderful Monday! I popped onto my Facebook Page to see that I have 50 likes!! Yes! Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to share some love and leave a comment. <3
To celebrate I think there should be a giveaway. This will be for one custom **Inspiration Pendant** of your choice including a ball chain. Look around my page or my Etsy Shop for ideas.
ChickieGirlCreation - Inspiration Pendants
So, like my page (if you haven't already) and leave a comment there about what you are doing today. Have a project? Working? Nothing? Doesn't matter! Just leave a comment. :)
Janet Wilson's Mixed Media Art - Facebook Page
I will pick a winner tomorrow and announce it here and on my Facebook Page. Whoooo hooo! Love you all!! x