Thursday, January 29, 2009

Creative Clutter or Chaos?

I have come to the conclusion this week that being able to create is a delicate balance between the clutter that I just seem to need in order to create, and the chaos that seems to take over at times.

Am I the only one that way? I don't seem to be able to have a really clean surface/area to work in. I need my "things" around me. But then it can easily turn on me. I am SURROUNDED by my things! They want to overtake me.

When I have the perfect balance, all is well. I can think and move forward.....maybe even create something. Out of balance.........ick. I just sit there and look at the mess.

Please tell me I am not the only person that cannot create in a neat, tidy work space.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Finally Made the Necklace!

For some reason, I couldn't get this necklace finished. I don't know why, it is a very pretty, vintage mother of pearl heart. For some reason it sat on my table for ages. But, finally, the finished product.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jewelry Stash

Here is about half of my Jewelry be used yet.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Small Mirror I painted


Scrabble Tile Message Board


Butterfly Pins in My Kitchen Window


I collected butterfly pins and had to figure out a way to display them.

Heart Art in Kitchen

This is the jewelry heart I made for my kitchen. It matches my colors and counter top.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Creative Block! Help!

I am so stuck. I have enough supplies to make art for years without ever going to the store. I have plenty of time. But here I sit......I cannot get started on anything. I am so frustrated.

What do you do when you are blocked? I just cannot get focused on anything.

What little spark do you give yourself to get going?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Some of my Jewelry Art

I was talking with Mary. She wanted to see a picture of my Christmas tree done in Jewelry. So, I thought I would try to post a few pictures of the tree, a teapot, a snowman and a heart.

Lots and lots of jewelry used on these! The tree is close to 24" tall.

Sorry for some of the messy pictures. I took them just before I gave them away. Wasn't thinking much of picture composition.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My First Blog!

This is the very first time I have ever posted a blog, so please bear with me!

I want to talk jewelry. What is the most unusual thing you have ever made jewelry from? I have used branches, plumbing washers, erector set parts, paper and clay.

I am always looking for new ideas. Sometimes, the crazier it is, the better I like it.

Thanks for any replies.