Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Make Shift Class

For the next Make Shift class at the Schweinfurth, we will gather up broken jewelry and magically turn it into a beautiful bracelet. So grab the pieces you have been hoarding and bring them to the Schweinfurth Feb 6. 6-8 pm

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Raw Materials

A good shopping trip of second hand shops yesterday netted these great finds: an old wooden folding ruler, lots of small tin molds from France, and three great tins: great patina, patterns and colors.

What will these become?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lovely Gifts

Paula from LuckDuck sent me this great tin and it just screamed Valentine's Day to me.  So the Queen of Hearts became the focal point and joined other tin and 2 paintbrush beads in this necklace.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Rock Concert Charm Bracelet

While doing the Mayday Underground Craft Show at the Rochester Armory in November, I picked up bottle caps from the parking lot.  Since the venue has many rock concerts, that is what I imagined the bottle caps coming from and named the bracelet for those events.  I backed each bottle cap with a piece of tin to provide a nicer view through the window on the back side.  The bottle caps are attached to  textured brass with tiny brass rivets. The chain is made out of steel and brass.

Happy New Year!