Friday, December 4, 2009
The Two That I Finished
This first one is actually the last class I took... Vintage Charm Bracelet with Kaari Meng of French General. I really enjoyed this class. Kaari was a fabulous instructor and I learned some great little tricks to make attaching charms, and basic jewelry making, easier.
After class I put it on and wore it for a while, but it's so chunky, that it drove me nuts. The next morning I saw Mendy wearing hers, but not on her wrist. She had added some extra chain to it, to make it into a necklace. I thought it was such a great idea, that it was the first thing I did when I got home. Now I know I'll wear it.
This is my favorite charm on it. In our kit there was this brass oval ring. Kaari showed how to take the head pins and these tiny beads and attach them to the ring. I love the way this looks and feels.
The other project that I finished, was Rebecca Sowers' Hodge Podge Journal. Can I just take a moment to tell you how much I admire this woman and her work?! I truly do.
Unfortunately during this class, I had a horrible sinus headache and was unable to really enjoy the creating process to its fullest. But, I am mostly happy with the completed journal. The image in the window is one that was provided in the kit. Although it's a nice image, it isn't exactly the one I think I want in there. So I'm going to attempt to peel it out and replace it with another.
I decided, while making it, that I would use it as an art journal for the new year. I'm really looking forward to creating on all of the different types and sizes of ephemera in it.
And I have news on the "healing" front. I went to see the doctor today for my post op. She was totally surprised at how fast I'm healing and how well I'm doing. Evidently I'm ahead of the healing schedule. I chalk that up to my Irish blood.
Hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!