My studio is ever crowded by beads in various stages of
completion—there’s very rarely a day that goes by that I’m not taking hot
beads out of the oven, painting said beads, and scrubbing the remnants
of polymer clay and paint off my hands. (Actually the paint
usually stays for a few days until it wears off. My hands and nails
often look a bit like a gardener’s… if soil was multi-colored!) I love
But every so often I need to create something new, something that isn’t polymer clay, or at least isn’t all polymer clay.
I’m so happy to be making jewelry again! It’s been a few
years since I’ve made it regularly and I’m so excited to start designing
again. Jewelry making is what started me on the path of bead
making, but in all the flurry of making a gazillion sleepy critters, I
was beginning to forget the part of me that loves to string beads and
wrap wire. Almost. So I’ve decided to start allowing myself a little
studio time devoted to jewelry making only. Ahhh! It’s so good to be
back at it again.
Soft tan suede, a wood burning tool, and a crazy idea I’ve been wanting to pursue for eons!
as much as I love painting, I love doodling and doodling with something
that can fry your fingers really, really good, just adds to the fun, don’t you think?
Of course, I had to paint some too.
And making new leather feather components leads to more new jewelry…