See My Work with Patty Lakinsmith for the ISGB/Bead and Button Convergence Exhibit

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Art Jewelry - Thinking outside the box

Sometimes I get so caught up with the business side of things, I forget how much fun I have creating new things...and stepping outside the box...a little shock and awe never hurt anyone! So, though my time for playing has been limited...I have a couple of new things I've been playing around with. And some of my friends appear to be having fun too! I've probably said this before, but one of my favorite toys is my hydraulic press. It's pretty evident that I use it a lot. But my second favorite toy is my torch! When I'm not setting things on fire, or burning myself, or accidently melting something...I'm experimenting with color and hemming and fusing. It's a big learning of the things that makes it so difficult is the lack of control ....the results are always different. I suppose that control comes with tons of practice, and that would be nice - but the element of surprise is fun too!
And here's a couple of things from my Etsy friends.... Hey, we girls just want to have fun!


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