Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Turning Leaf

I've been on a shrine making kick lately. I'm trying to wrap up some swaps so I can work on items for the Etsy shop I'd like to open before the summer is over. I'm also toying with the idea of attending my first craft show as an exhibitor in November. I'm not sure that my work will fit the demographic of my area, however I need to start somewhere! I'll see what I can whip up over the next few weeks and go from there.

For now, here is a project I worked on for a fellow paper crafter and one of the women who inspired me to begin art journalling, Phizzychick. Oddly enough, I sent a non paper gift to her and here it is:

It's a turning leaf pendant, inspired by a more sophisticated one I saw on her wist. Mine is not made with crystals and sterling silver wire, but it was my first foray into the world of beading and I am thrilled with the way it turned out!

After the first two hours of work my poor pointer finger was dotted with teeny bruises and blood spots and incredibly sore, despite my use of tools. I had to put it aside for a few days while my fingers healed and I devised a new plan of attack. I'm pleased to say the second half of the work went much more smoothly.

Silver plated copper wire, with a mix of glass and stone beads on multi strand leather cord.

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