Before I show you.....
I had someone ask me how I can work on jewelry if I am blind.... or in other words, they just don't get it, the concept of blindness... One time I had surgery and explained to the aid who came to help me to the facilities that I couldn't see... when I came out, by myself, I wandered to the bed, she said..."I thought you couldn't see"... well, no, I can't, it is the only big white blob in the room, I figure it is my bed....
I thought I'd share a little of my work with you, and let you see how I can work... and see... and sometimes, not see....
I don't always keep my tools in such a mess, but lately they have been put away, and they got dragged out, put up, dragged out.... I haven't worked much in the past 6 or so months that I don't use them as much as I need to.
I doodle more than I sketch. If given colored pencils or markers, I will draw all day and forget that I am supposed to be working!
They make these with lights, but I haven't found one that really lights up enough to really help
|Day of the Dead sketch|
|head for Spiderus|
|Spiderus necklace idea|
|Another Halloween idea... I like this one|
I had bounced a few ideas off my son, and he likes that goth look, and I have made a few pieces that everyone loved, I thought OK, so here's the opportunity to do something a bit different, what could I use, since I am not going to cut out anymore vinyl, and I don't have any latex, and..... well.... I thought about using the vinyl tape as the base to build up resin and make a pendant, embedding a bat and maybe a moon, or....
You can call me crazy if you want, but I had fun making this, and I really had forgotten how fun it is to make bats.
I made a rough sketch and then cut out the drawing and used it behind some parchment paper to a roughed out bat, it turned out cute?
I wanted something gothic, but not all in clay, and I don't want to do a lot of metal, so I decided to try using resin on paper, since I have this cool scrapbooking paper that is pretty and I love the blue color, and... well, the first attempt was ok, but I didn't use the vinyl tape on the sides and I kind of had a mess, then I found a squeeze bottle that had a really great small tip, and that helped get the resin in just the places that I wanted it to be, and I made some pretty cutouts, inked them, backed them with sticky, black card stock and inked the sides, then resin-ed them and glittered them, and stuck in some stuff and decided I like the purple beads that I have.... hahahah So I cut out a few more pieces and got out the purple ink and did the magic all over again. after I cut out he holes I went back and reinforced the back and put more resin over the glitter, and poked through the hole again, so it would be stronger.
There was a slight hiccough with the bead portion of the necklace. I thought that I could use Fireline, but the bigger cut stone that I used chewed right through it, so I used a black plastic covered wire to string them
added a few extra bangles and so forth, I used the pigment and then gave it a light spritz of acrylic sealant, and with the pretty clasp (that I stumbled onto, it was marked 'charms' and was on clearance)...I like how it turned out.
By the way, I did make the vinyl with polymer clay flowers and skulls, a picture of it is in the blog above this one. I love flowery skulls :)
Go by and give a visit to the other participants in the Halloween/Day of the Dead Blog Hop, they can be found here Blog Hop or by clicking on the names below.
Have a Boooooootiful week!
Participants for the Blog Hop
Diana Ptaszynski http://www.
Staci Smith http://www.
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Dianne Miller http://www.artbydianne.
Lisa Liddy http://www.lisaliddy.
Toltec Jewels http://www.
Linda Landig http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Laura Medeiros http://Www.zoeowyn.blogspot.
Veralynne Malone http://www.veradesigns.
Lynn Jobber http://thecreativeklutz.
Karen Totten http://www.starryroadstudio.
Jayne Capps https://mamasgottodoodle.
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Joan Miller http://metalmudandsand.
Melissa Meman http://melissameman.
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.
Stephanie LaRosa http://Www.stringaholic.
Lola Surwillo http://www.beadlolabead.com
Jennifer Cameron http://glassaddictions.com/
Diane Hawkey http://dianehawkey.blogspot.
Kristi Harrison http://kristibasket-
Nicole Valentine Rimmer http://www.nvalentine.
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.
Sandra McGriff http://skyescreativechaos.
Sarajo Wentling http://www.sjdesignsjewelry.
Marie Covert http://thistledown-and-
Lisa Stukel http://www.
Sherri Stokey http://www.knotjustmacrame.
Pam Traub http://www.klassyjoolz.
Lori Dorrington http://lorisglassworks.
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.
Eleanor Burian-Mohr http://
Sally Russick http://thestudiosublime.com
Dawn M. Gallop http://www.