Thursday, January 25, 2018

Becoming a Material Girl

I'm trying out a place call Spoon Flower here you can send your designs to have them printed on fabric, wallpaper or wrapping paper. They also have a design contest, which is like a new special video game for me. I have been brushing up on computer graphics and just make my first submission. I made the design to small, didn't give the file a cute name but I did get it in. If you would like to vote for me you can follow this lead -
https://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters_temp/new?contest_id=428
There are lots of designs and you can vote for as many as you want. If you can't find my design, that's okay I will probably do this again. I might even think of a way to work polymer clay into the mix. In the mean time I am enjoying the distraction from my real work of turning out whistles. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Delights of Jump Rings

One of the perks of cleaning up the studio is finding unfinished projects that are a delight to finish with some newly acquired knowledge.

This necklace was started years ago. I  intended to fasten the pieces together with wire or sinew but it just wasn't coming together. I started working with jump rings more a few months ago. I bought a variety of sizes and didn't really have a use for the larger sizes. They were just the thing to finish this piece.

This is not a style that I am likely to pursue but is always good to see a piece completed, even if it take a few years.