Monday, January 25, 2010

Kentucky Derby Hat Update

I got my blank slates in the mail! I have massive piles of tulle and some beads and baubles to go on them, but I haven't started yet because I've been sick and not too creative feeling. I hope this feeling goes away soon and I can make progress!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I made it out alive!

My work area is now clean and about as orderly as I get. At the very least I have room to work. Of course now it's warm-ish out and I'm going to go outside and saw, but at least I have the option to work inside now.

Here's what I'm working on: hearts for Valentine's Day in all manner of metals, finishes and sizes!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Send help if I'm not back in 3 hours

I can no longer deny that my inside work area is a just a bit messy. I can usually work outside (which is better from a ventilation standpoint, anyway) but during this cold snap I've had to move my base of operations inside. Technically, I could work sitting at my nice little work bench/vanity where all of my beads, tools, etc are stored, but take a look at this picture and you'll see why I've been bringing my necessary tools to the dinette to work instead. I'll be sure to post after photos when I've finished. Wish me luck.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kentucky Derby

So we got tickets to the Kentucky Derby this year (Yay!) and now I'm looking for a fabulous froufrou hat. Well, I was looking for a fabulous froufrou hat. Now I'm looking for a plain hat that I can decorate myself because I'm just not thrilled with either the aesthetic or the price point of some of the hats I've seen around. A beautiful hat that costs $300 is just not going to fly and neither is something "eh" for $20. Stay tuned for updates of my progress and my sure-to-be-frequent mishaps with the hot glue gun!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

Whew, now that the dust has settled from the holidays, I'm getting back into the creative swing of things. I hope you've all had a great few months.

Yesterday I went to the fantastic Georgia Sea Turtle Center. I was blown away by the knowledge and helpfulness of the volunteers and really enjoyed seeing the veterinary staff work on injured and sick turtles. If you're in the Southern Coastal GA area, I highly recommend it.

I've been playing around with my new set of stamps so I can provide my customers with hand stamped jewelry. It's so popular and so personal (and so fun to make!) that I just couldn't resist entering this market. I am still hand cutting, shaping, forming and texturing all the metal I use rather than using pre-formed blanks, so each piece will be truly unique!

Much more to come in the new year! I'm finding tons of inspiration in my surroundings right now - Jekyll Island especially. I think this place will be making an appearance in my designs for quite awhile, even after the rig has rolled on.

Have a great day!