Wednesday, June 12, 2013

1st of many Blogger posts

 Most of us have made crafts from since we could hold a crayon in our hands.  Over the years in my life I learned how to make friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss which is originally used for counted cross stitch which I've done as a teenager.  I remember learning calligraphy in junior high school along with playing an acoustic guitar.  During my senior year in high school I took sewing class yet again after junior high.  I remember making change purses and wallets for my friends as 1993 Xmas gifts.  Mostly it cost me time and if I remember correctly my supplies cost me less than $40.  Hand made gifts for over 2 dozen friends and a few family members.  I got into acrylic painting during my high school years as well and happy that I have 1 abstract painting and some drawings as well. 

Flash forward 2006, getting a part time job with Michaels arts & crafts opened up a closed door of crafting in my heart again.  Painting, scrap booking, baking and jewelry were some of many crafts that I have revisited in my travels of crafting.  Along with home decorations for holidays and every day.

With growing up as a teenager through the BBS before there was the world wide web, the internet or social media most of us had more hours in the day to play, craft & make our hand made projects, product, gifts and more.

From making my own beads out of polymer and air dry clay, making my findings, buying the findings and beads.  I've learned many techniques and try to learn many new things on a daily basis to help with my techniques, teaching, business and every day life.  My most favorite jewelry designing technique of all is Wire Wrapping.  Here are some photos of my work over the last 6 years.
Jack Skellington air dry, painted, stickers, clear coat wire wrapped convertible pendants.
Jack Skellington air dry, painted, stickers, clear coat wire wrapped convertible pendants

Wire wrapped fun wire, chain and bead necklace
"Smallville Gold"   

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