Thursday, January 6, 2011

beginning again

I wanted to create something pretty from my stash, something that I could finish in a day. I wanted to get the year off to a good start so I made this yesterday:



I think the different organic materials and colours work well together. I got the lampwork beads at the Kingston Glass Studio a few years ago. The bone, wood and resin beads are from an old necklace and the buttons from the stash I appropriated from my mom. I've been collecting leather and suede scraps because you never know when you might want them.

The cuff proves that:

1. I can finish projects.
2. A stash is important for my creativity.
3. Pretty things make me smile.

Proven anything for yourself lately?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year's!

New Year's Day is a blank slate full of possibilities and promise. I love it and I'll admit to making resolutions. I just don't stress over how well I keep them. I use them more as signposts to keep me from losing track of what is important to me.

Happy trails!