Days Eleven – Fifteen of My Twelve Week Challenge

Well, as predicted, day eleven found me exhausted from the previous day’s sale so I’ve nothing to show for that day.  As for day twelve, I had outpatient surgery that day, my hope was that because it was outpatient I’d be fine the next day which was not the case.  So, my twelve week creative challenge has been greatly interrupted, but I’m not discouraged, on day 15 I pulled myself together enough to do a paper craft demonstration at South County Art Supply in the charming little village of Wakefield RI.

I hope I don’t look too sickly in this photo, it was a fun evening and I was quite happy to pull myself out of my sick bed for the occasion.

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Bead Week On My Pink Planet

I hope my followers enjoyed Bead Week on My Pink Planet.  A week-long review of my newest work, along with some old favorites, featuring my use of beads.  In any case, for those of you who don’t follow my Facebook page, and I wish you would, here’s a review of bead week.

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Those are some of my latest styles, now here’s a slide show of some of my old favorites which are still available on My Pink Planet.

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Holiday items

Can you believe it’s November 1st already?  I guess it’s time to show my holiday items.

I don’t do allot of holiday specific items but I get nostalgic about the tradition of Christmas coat brooches, so here’s my version.

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Each of these Wreath brooches are made one at a time and no two are alike.  Within the enameled vines which make up the body of the piece you’ll see an assortment of crystals, insects, and an occasional animal or mythical creature.  For individual descriptions of  these items you can go to my shop and click onto the holiday section, then click on the item pictured.

When I ship these brooches I enclose a card telling the “Legend of The Wreath” which is as follows.

The wreath is a circle made up of objects from nature, symbolizing the eternal cycle of life.  The festive bow celebrates our connection to nature and all that it gives us.

Thank you for reading, and I hope this  is the beginning of of a very joyful holiday season for you.

A Diversity Of Dragonflies

Working in rhinestone has its limitations in that you are given a finite number of shapes, sizes, and colors to work with.  However, I rather enjoy this challenge.  These three brooches for example, each a different interpretation of a common theme.  Each of these dragonflies are basically simple line drawings, to create depth I’ve graduated the size of the stones and in some parts I have the stones overlapping.    Since the crystals are “hand laid” and each brooch is produced one at a time I can make countless styles of dragonflies and no two will be exactly alike.

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If you are interested in purchasing any of these brooches, please visit my on-line shop www.mypinkplanet.etsy.com of course they are subject to prior sale.  But don’t worry, I’m sure there’ll be something else you like even more!