October came and went like a flash. The vast majority of the month was spent buried deep in the creative process (a favorite place of mine), getting jewelry items ready for sale at our Waldorf charter school’s annual fundraiser where I was a vendor. The studio turned into a frenzy of mixed-media! Leather, copper, needlepoint, crochet, wood and paint all collided in a lovely cacophony of ideas.
Want to come along with me and revisit it?
Other designs, included these:
Adding wooden pieces to the mix, was something I’ve always wanted to try. Thankfully, my husband has a nice drill press that I was able to use to achieve my ideas. It was so fun to see the wood transform into a jewel-like object with the addition of paint and needlepoint floss and it brought up lots of new ideas on how to merge wood and fiber together. Making the pendants for the necklaces made my inner Girl Scout (I never was one) come out!
I was also experimenting with pounded copper and ended up using copper sheets as an element in many of the pendants, particularly those with needlepoint on them. I found that it added a glowing sort-of warmth to the cross stitch. Chevron motifs, Native American and Florentine tapestries were on my mind quite often and made their appearance in the designs.
After many hours of production, I was able to exhibit the final creations to some of the nicest people I know. I will say it again and again…the community that I belong to is top notch and I’m so grateful to be able to share what I love to do and feel supported and encouraged. It’s an amazing feeling.
*I will be adding many of these items to the etsy shop in a few days.