I’ve been trying to make wearable origami. So far a small collection of origami earrings has started to build up. Baubbles, ninja stars and leaves.
One way to fuel your creativity is to look at creative people whose work you like and either take one of their classes, check out some of their tutorials, try their techniques and give some of their projects a try. Basically look for inspiration in other people’s work. A couple of weeks ago Maggie and… Read More Sculpey rings
I have an entire board on Pinterest devoted to toilet paper tube projects. Mostly kids stuff: animals, characters, print making, bird feeder….I was craving something cooler than that. I could feel that there is a way to make wearable art out of this often discarded item and last night I decided to give it a… Read More Eco-fashion earrings made with toilet paper tube
Last month I was playing with watercolors and ended up with several pages of watercolor wash. I used some to make cards and the rest I decided to use to make resin pendants. Here is what I used: Watercolor paper Ken Oliver colorburst watercolors Ice Resin I used to be afraid of resin. Once at… Read More Resin and watercolor pendants
A few months ago I became obsessed with making paper beads. It started as a challenge to myself about recycling grocery paper bags. I added junk mail to my pile of paper to recycle, old calendars, magazine pages, music sheets. I was on a roll, rolling paper beads. On November 1 the new issue of… Read More Junk mail jewelry
Today I hired my son to make me some Lego jewelry. We settled for Lego rings. He loves Legos. No wait, he is addicted to Legos. He is my own Lego Masterbuilder. He’s built me things like mini sewing machine and a coffee maker. Ah and let’s not count the robots, after robots after robots.… Read More Lego jewelry
My newest class is up on Skillshare! This time I share ideas and a couple of techniques you can try to make jewelry and other accessories using Shrinky Dink material. It’s fun, quick class suitable for all ages. Also if you have never used Skillshare, when you check out my class you can get… Read More Let’s Make Shrinky Dink Jewelry!
At this point I have lived in the United States for almost 20 years. The last 14 years in Arizona. Mexico is virtually in my back yard. You would think that I would have visited Mexico sooner, but that’s not the case. Last September an unexpected opportunity presented itself and there I was in Mexico… Read More Dia de los muertos inspired necklace
Wow! I am very honored to have my work on the cover of SEW Somerset. It feels good and overswhelming at the same time. I have been submitting to Stampington for a few years now. And not every one of my submissions gets accepted. That’s OK and to be expected. Here are some tips for… Read More Being published in SEW Somerset
Wow, I had not realized that I haven’t posted anything in a long time. Life got a bit busy. I started the year with a vacation to southern California. You can read about it here and here and here. Then I went back to California alone for the Craft and Hobby Association Mega Show. Alone. This was… Read More My first CHA Mega Show