I hope you are all well and feeling fresh-faced, ready to tackle 2015. Personally I have “resolved” to do quite a few things… more on that in another post.
I’ve spent the limbo week between Christmas travels and now doing some cleaning and organizing. Out with the old, etc.
One piece of fabulousness from 2014 that needs to be attended to is the December Component of the month over at Art Jewelry Elements. We thought the timing would be best to start fresh with this reveal – showcasing a stoneware snowflake of Diana’s!
Here is the scene: Mid December day. Fresh cuppa coffee in hand. Dog napping on bed in the studio. I sit down to work on gifts, and my COM… and there are flurries! The first of the year! Barely a dusting, didn’t even cover the grass. But I was feeling festive…
Above is the work-in-progress shot as I planned my piece. Plexi on the left, a nickel silver banner from Beaducation, and a shrine window pair from Rings & Things. It all happened because I was so enjoying the flurries out my window…
The finished piece:
- Stamped and patina/tumbled banner
- Window framing handmade paper with silver leaf flecks. Tube riveted.
- Loops of crystal and waxed linen at top. Seed bead loops with crystal at bottom.
I was going to hang it on the tree, but it was lost amidst the leaves. It hangs in the branches of my dryad sculpture – on the mantle behind me as I write this. I do think I will keep it out all winter long! I really enjoyed doing somehting not-clay, not-jewelry. It was a creative free-for-all, and very freeing.
I have big plans for this year – stay tuned here. But for now:
Please check out the pieces created by my AJE teamates and our guests. Let’s ring in the new!