Friday, October 28, 2011

Project Accessory

I just finished watching "Project Accessory".  I think it is going to be a good show.  I thought it was kind of interesting how some of the designers really struggled with using materials that traditionally are not used for jewelry.  It is a bit easier to use precious silver,  gold and precious stones to make pretty things than household items.  Wonder what will be next?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Heli Earrings

Well, it is official.  I will use pretty much anything in my jewelry designs.  My husband flies remote control helicopters and I took some of his used pieces and parts and incorporated a couple pieces into these earrings.
I like these so much, I don't know if I can bear to part with them!

I am also working on a truly one of a kind necklace using shards of handpainted porcelain!  You will have to wait to see it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Maudification Upcycle Get Together

I was fortunate to have been invited by a small group of ladies to have a Maudies Upcycle party.  They brought some of their old broken, unused jewelry and I had a great time "maudifying and upcycling" them into something new for them.  It was so much fun.  

This is one of the projects.  One of the ladies had a broken watch, a pair of earrings, a broken necklace and I had a pin made of tulle.
 From this collection of goodies, I maudified those pieces into this pendant! 
                                      Perfect for the Indy 500 Racefan!!!

I plan on having more of these, so if you are interested, please contact me!  Groups and individuals are welcome to contact me.  I will be available at the Speedway Centre for the Arts to do a Maudies Upcyle event or other venue if you prefer.  Just give me a shout! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New things!

Here are some new items I just finished this weekend.