Why do four days at home doing art go so much quicker than four days at work? I've really enjoyed my break and been productive, but it's gone way too fast.
I was taking photos of some of my jewellery out in the garden and noticed what a wonderful job mother nature does of aging things naturally. This old copper tea pot has been sitting in the garden for about a year now turning a lovely shade of blue/green, something we pay money for at the hardware store. The timber is gradually rotting away while this lovely mossy coat is slowly growing over it and holding it together.
This is one of the necklaces I made in my break and is now on Etsy
I made all of the rings and soldered them a la Stephanie Lee. Whenever I've soldered rings in the past I've made sure that the soldering is very neat and not visible, but I like the way Stephanie uses the blobs of solder as part of the decoration.
I also made the wire circles with the czech glass beads as part of the chain. The whole piece was fun to do and is very light.
I also finished this necklace too and added it to my Etsy. This piece was at my exhibition but I've changed it slightly adding the silver spoon instead of the piece of wooden ruler I had before.
I've now finalised the hand decorated papers/journal workshop. It will be on the 29th November, only about three weeks away. It will be at my home in Belgrave. I now have all the information so if you would like to attend please email me for details. My email address is in the side bar. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas, materials and a kit are included in the price. Below are some photos of the typical papers and journal we'll be making.