Sunday, 28 October 2007

Journal, resistors and pin







The above photos are of some of the pages in a journal I made from my hand decorated papers and stamps. It's winging it's way to a very special lady in the US for her birthday last week.
I've added a few of my decorations and images but left the rest for her to do as she pleases.



My darling brother came to see me yesterday with this wonderful collection of resistors, gold plated connectors and other goodies. He'd been cleaning out his supply, what wonderful treasures, I just have to spend some time now sorting them out.



I made this experimental pin that can also become a necklace with the addition of the chain. I've started to make my own wire pins so I need to do some testing to make sure they hold their shape. If they are a success I'll have some in my Etsy store when I open it shortly.

There may be another altered book workshop at Hann Made Studio on Sunday November the 25th, if we can get enough interest. If you're interested in attending just email me or contact Hann Made Studio, their link is in my side bar.

24 comments:

LINDSAY said...

Ooo! I love the handmade paper pages. Very cool. I'm intrigued by your pile of new goodies too. Don't you just love how something new and unexpected sparks creativity...can wait to see what you do with them. Happy Sunday Ro!

Karen Cole said...

Well....what a lucky "lady" and what an incredible gift. Ro, you are constantly outdoing yourself.

The pin into a necklace piece is amazing! It makes for a very versatile piece of jewelry and I'm quite certain you will do amazingly well. What type of metal are you using?

Nice brother :-) He's a keeper!

xxoo

Judy Wise said...

I too love the handmade paper; the way you've combined the various textures and colors and mouth watering. Your friend will love it.

Steph said...

Nice pages and the pin is gorgeous , I love the idea it can be turned into a necklace !

ominnimo said...

Love the journal and those resistors look a whole load of fun.
Moira.

sallyt said...

Gorgeous pages! I love the texture and the colors are yummy as usual. Lucky friend, indeed.
Sallyt

Julie H said...

These new pages are very serene - lovely. As to the new pin shape - gorgeous!!!

thealteredpage said...

What a great gift! These pages are so, so beautiful.

Pilar said...

What an awesome gift for your friend! I am sure she will love it. I can't wait to see what you do with the treasure trove of metals you received from your brother. :D

Elaine Kerr said...

Neat pin idea – nothing better than versatile jewelry. What gorgeous colors and textures in your book. The visit to your blog is a real treat today!

Barbara said...

beautiful book pages! Love these ones!

Karen Ouellette said...

Gorgeous handmade paper, the colors are intoxicating! Beautiful artwork!!

Eva said...

Your blog is wonderful!! So much to see. I love your beautiful handmade papers!

Emmcee .... Marie C said...

Beautiful journal Ro - so inspiring - lucky lady!

Abby Creek Art said...

What a gorgeous journal...and so is the pin. Did I tell you it was MY birthday too? hee hee...just kidding!!

alice k. said...

What a wonderful book! Love the colors, and your stamps are beautiful.

Robyn said...

The birds were chirping at 3.a.m. this morning. I thought it was 5.a.m so I have been up since the first chirp reading your blog from beginning 2006 to end. Wonderful blog! Your photographs are full of cheer and creativity. Thank you Ro.

Ro Bruhn said...

Thanks Robyn for visiting and your kind comments

zinkibaru said...

What a lovely journal, I love your handmade pages, the lucky recipient is sure to be inspired.

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primdollie said...

Oh what a lucky friend to get such a beautiful journal and such beautiful papers and all!! and esp LOVE LOVE the pin!!! amazing piece!! but then love all your pieces!! will have to watch to see when your etsy shop opens up!!! how fun good luck with it!!! and sorry haven't stopped in you have lots of fun new things!! I will try to be better!! Hugs Linda

Stephanie said...

Your pages are beautiful! and I love the idea of a pin/necklace!!

Regina (artsy_reg) said...

So much to see all in one post! And those resistors are too much!

megan said...

I love what you have done with the pin Ro - and of course I love your pages gorgeous colour combos.
Mx