Hi everybody...hope your New Year has started with a blast! All is going well on my end, but it just seems like the time has flown so dang fast and I am trying to play catch up!
A couple months ago, the design team for Znetshows was asked to make NON Jewelry creations and we had a few categories to choose from. I chose ornaments...heck...who doesnt like a good pretty ornament, whether its on a tree, window, plant, or even hanging from your car rear view window?
So, I chose my pieces and a couple of weeks went by before I received my lovely beads... As always, they are so generous at Znetshows so I got a pretty bundle of joy!. While I was waiting, I did some doodling and trying to decided on what I was going to create...
I made one painting of a goddess on watercolor paper. It turned out really nice but it didnt have that punch in the colors I wanted...so I photo-shopped the image and wow...I just think she is far better looking..
You can see the photo of the original and the finished piece here...big difference.
Here is a better look at the finished piece. What I did here was lots of fun... I copied my painting onto nice paper, adhered it to clay...sealed it and did some bead work around the piece. Its a little on the big side.3 inches round...but I think its a good fit for this design.
For my next piece was a little more challenging for me to make. I used heavy gauge copper and a bit of smaller gauged wire to create it..
This was the drawing I made and I think I came pretty darn close to this idea.
Here is the finished piece... Cant you see something like this hanging in your window, or on a plant to bring it the sun?
For my 3rd piece, it was a bit simpler. I had been making some fun little wired hooks for ornaments and the idea came to me for what I wanted to add to one of the hooks as I was making it. I thought...hmm..why not use the starfish as a star and hang some chains with some beads...and make it like a shooting star!
Simple yet elegant shooting star... This was a hit for my son...LOL he had me make him like 3 of these babies to give to his friends for Christmas... :-)
Thanks again for stopping by... I hope you enjoyed this little blurp...if you have any questions please feel free to send me a little note..