Wednesday, February 3, 2010
New Items and Some News
Yesterday the weather promised to be so bad that I didn't get to my art class, so nothing to show. But....I have been kind of playing around with some jewelry ideas and of course, the polymer clay. Above you can see some little hearts I've made to use for keychains. They are about 1 1/2 inches and very comfortable to hold. I'm using heavy sterling silver wire to make the loops.
This is a necklace I just finished. It's made of brass and some beautiful German glass beads I've had for a few years. The fairy charm is a little more than an inch long and there is a dangle with a gorgeous Swarovski crystal. The clasp is a heart. What fun to do this again. I haven't made jewelry for about two years. A friend of mine suggested I used the jewelry as an excuse not to make art. Well, I think she was right at that time. But now, well, you know I make art all the time. I guess jewelry can count as art, too, but painting is more important to me.
As promised in the title of this post, I have some news. I've planned to open my Etsy shop again. I should have it open in about two weeks. At first I only plan to sell jewelry and as I get better at it, I'll sell my polymer clay beads and jewelry. My art will still be at the gallery and I'm planning on finding at least one other gallery, possibly in Richmond. When my Etsy shop opens, you will be the first to know.