Rings and things and resin!

I started thinking about what I was going to write this week….and then….absolutely nothing!!! Don’t you hate it when that happens? Nothing funny or bright or even remotely interesting crossed my thinking path. Were my creative neurons on strike? What to do, what to do? Then I started reflecting on what was going on around me, and came up with a few ideas! The first one is freeform related (see last Wednesday’s post), and has to do with my obsessive need to try out everything that interests me. Karen Williams posted some delicious little Valentine rings on her Baublicious blog. …

What’s on my bead mat?

Or perhaps I should say, “what’s on my bead mat”, and rolling around in my head, this week? I had a lovely, quiet holiday, and find that when I have time on my hands, my hands just naturally turn to creative pursuits. During the holidays, I watch sappy movies, eat more snacks than normal, and search for projects to play with. Although, I do start new projects, I confess that I love to dig into some of my UFO’s (unfinished objects)! Not just components (stash), but projects that I’ve started, and haven’t found the the time, or inspiration to complete. …

Inked, brushed, heated and altered!

Dwyn presented me with a bit of a challenge the other day, when she handed me a string of metal, brushed silver beads, and asked me to work my “magic” on them. Not being one to shy away from such a challenge I decided that it was time to play! As I didn’t want to wreck my gifted beads, I rooted around in my stash, until I found a couple of older ones, to mess about with. I decided that I liked the direction I was taking, so jumped right in, and started altering the challenge beads. Hmmm, should I …