I cried the day I broke this green glass bowl from Grandma Jean. I tried to fix it with some glass glue, but as you can see, it is kind of a globby mess. Most likely it will come apart and become part of a painting. Its smaller counterpart survived my butterfingers (photos soon) and I take some comfort in that.
This blue goblet is part of a 10 (now 9) piece set, which I love a lot. The color makes me very happy. The light shining through the glass is beautiful and the unfocused image below might be my favorite. It will be part of a painting someday, too.
I made some pretty jewelry frames. Disorganized jewelry makes me sadface.
Pretty easy to do. I took the backs off, removed the glass and saved them for something in the future. I cut pieces of lush and thick upholstery remnants I had stashed (a gift from my niece a few years ago) about 1.5″ larger than the cardboard back pieces all the way around and attached them, pulling tight.
I couldn’t find my glue gun, which I think would have been the best course of action, so I had to do a bit of hand sewing to pull the back pieces towards each other, kind of like a corset. It took way longer than if I’d been able to find my glue gun, but I do love working with my hands, so no harm. I used three different but complimentary fabrics.
I cut some lace strips and sewed them on at intervals along the length, pulling the strips tight and then stitching a tiny bit in the center fronts to hold them in place. My earrings aren’t generally heavy, but I still wanted the lace to stay in place once I had them all hanging.
I screwed hooks along the top of two of the frames to hang my necklaces from. I decided not to pad under the fabric with any batting because I wanted a flatter surface so the earrings and necklaces would lay flat. I think I made the right choice.
I don’t like them so center-focused on my bedroom wall. Right now they are directly across from our bed. I’m thinking I’ll move them to another wall and place something I’d rather stare at in their place.
Devon and Lacey came to San Diego for Comic-Con. We took a few photos for the Save-the-Date cards for their wedding next year. I loved this one.
This commissioned set has a cut rose pendant made of pink dyed Jade with green dyed Jade beads on the necklace. I love the delicate leaves going around the chain and the bird charm on the necklace. The matching earrings have the green dyed Jade beads as well. All made with base metal of tarnished silver. Super fun to make and beautiful on.