Part 1 of 2 images Handmade book. Presents somewhat like a portfolio with wrapped skewer closures. Cover is an animal print specialty paper which is shimmery and foil-like. See next photo for inside of my book.
I really enjoyed creating this design. The majority of the findings I created from double wire that I twisted using an electric drill. I bought a new coiling gizmo to save some of the hand strain from creating coils totally by hand wrapping wire around wire...the coiling gizmo is a great tool. I am looking forward to wearing this set of the earings, necklace and bracelet....casual and elegant at the same time I think. Hope you like it.
I feel so honored to be given the Arte Y Pico award by Debi Wind . Thank you so much...you have made my day.
From what I gather the origin of this award is a lady named Eseya from Uruguay, South America, and the title is something like "Art and a little of other things too". This is Eseya's site which is supposed to be posted each time the award is given by the person receiving it.
The idea is that you then pick five blogs that you believe deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community. List the names of the people you chose to receive the award on your blog and link to their blogs. Then let your award winners know by posting a comment on their blog.
Each award winner is to show the award and put the name of the person who gave them the award with a link to her/his blog. You also need to show the link to the Arte Y Pico blog to honor the origin of this award.There are so many blogs and blog owners that I appreciate and admire. Not only for all of the art they share but, also, the wonderful techniques they share. It is hard to pick five but here are the ones I have chosen:
I loved making this set of glass bead and wire jewelry and it has become a favorite of mine. It was very time consuming to wrap all the beads and create all the findings to be used in the construction of the set but I feel it was worth my time and effort and I look forward to wearing it.
I created this pin using 16 ga. copper wire in a free form design. It has been pounded to flatten and strengthen the design. A great way to relieve frustrations. A fun jewelry-making project, to be sure.
I am really enjoying my bead and wire jewelry work. It is very challenging when you create all your own findings, from the links to the closures. Wire wrapping beads is a fun challenge as well. I never, ever, thought I would be just taking a few beads and some wire and creating actual jewelry. It is very personally rewarding. I hope you enjoy some of the pieces I have created.
A good friend and I challenge each other each month to work on a mixed media art piece. This month was a 6x6 background challenge. I elected to use the masking tape technique, applied gesso and navy acrylic paint for the background, then applied a Paris themed collage using images from Digital Collage.
Rather than just stencil paint this Anna Griffin Brass stencil I decided to dry emboss it first using my Sizzix die cutting system. I folded a piece of transparency to create an envelope, placed a piece of gasket rubber the same size as the stencil in the center of the transparency, then placed the actual brass stencil opposite the rubber gasket, taped it to the transparency. I then used the converter on the Sizzix to dry embossed the cardstock. When finished I removed the stencil from the hand folded transparency, placed the stencil over top of the embossed image, and then stencilled the piece. I then adhered the stencil to a Cuttlebug embossed background that was placed over matte cardstock. I love the texture of pre-embossing the stencil prior to the stencil painting....hope you do as well.