Miscellaneous

Leafy Ring Dishes | Art Elements

I almost don't remember when I last played in the monthly challenges hosted by the Art Elements team. Challenge host for this month, Caroline, chose the theme Foliage, and I was sure I wouldn't find much time for creativity this month either. Then somehow, in the eleventh hour, I did find an opportunity to play… Continue reading Leafy Ring Dishes | Art Elements

Earrings · Jewelry

Polka Dot Earrings | We’re All Ears

It feels like it's been ages since I made earrings! And then, Erin announced her theme for the We're All Ears challenge of September, and it looked just too fun to not give a shot. The theme? Dotty. Or more specifically, polka dots. I have been trying to bring more bling to things I make.… Continue reading Polka Dot Earrings | We’re All Ears

Earrings · Jewelry

Starry Earrings

I guess it's celestial object inspiration month for me. After the tiny comet earrings that I talked about recently, I made some tiny star earrings! I ended up using leftovers from previous projects for both earring pairs, so they manage to fit the theme of the We're All Ears Annual Use-Your-Leftovers challenge. (Thank you, Erin,… Continue reading Starry Earrings

Cabochons · Earrings · Jewelry

DIY Buffing Wheel Results

I used the little slices from my earlier mokume gane attempt to make a veneer, and sat down for a session of testing my buffing wheel with pieces made from the veneer. Attempt #1 I made a hollow earring pair. Then I buffed and I buffed and I buffed for what seemed like ages, and...… Continue reading DIY Buffing Wheel Results

Earrings · Jewelry

Opposite Earrings

Another PCA-inspired project this time -- an earring pair with the stripes in one running in a direction opposite to the other. The course that inspired me is Embellished veneer cabochons by Debbie Crothers. Debbie teaches how to make cabochons by applying multiple veneers, created using various techniques, onto a surface. A key component in… Continue reading Opposite Earrings