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Stitch Marker Case | Art Elements Challenge

The team at Art Elements hosts themed monthly challenges, which involve a reveal and blog hop at the end of the month. The theme for June is Sunflowers, picked by Sue. I read the theme announcement, and recalled this small, cubic container that I've appropriated for storing my stitch markers. I've always wanted to decorate… Continue reading Stitch Marker Case | Art Elements Challenge

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Peekaboo Pendant | ABS Challenge

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. May’s inspiration is a piece, Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli. This month, so far, has not been very good for me health-wise, and I was contemplating not making any… Continue reading Peekaboo Pendant | ABS Challenge

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ABS Challenge – Feb – Star Lovers | Beads

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. February’s inspiration is a piece, Star Lovers, by Warwick Goble. This month has been a bit hectic for me, which I feel is because the number of things… Continue reading ABS Challenge – Feb – Star Lovers | Beads

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ABS Challenge – Jan – Spring

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio have been featuring awesome artwork every month, and challenging their readers to create jewelry inspired by the artwork -- the only rule being that at least one art bead is used. I've been a lurker so far, observing the artwork, and admiring the Perfect Pairing showcases where ABS… Continue reading ABS Challenge – Jan – Spring

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More Mokume-Gane

Continuing with my trials and experiments, I thought of giving mokume-gane another go, making sure I don't accidentally use Sculpey III like last time. 🙂 I also thought I'd work in some foil with the clay. I layered sheets of green and black Premo clay, interspersed with a couple of sheets of silver foil, and pressed… Continue reading More Mokume-Gane

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New Year Gifts

Our group of friends got together for the New Year, and I thought I'd make some small gifts for them. I made them pretty much in the last minute since I wasn't too well recently, but I'm glad everyone ended up getting something. I'd created a couple of extras just in case, and it was… Continue reading New Year Gifts

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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