Friday, November 27, 2015

Making Gift Giving Special


One evening I was searching for a small project to make, something easy to create and something for the holiday season.  Outside my window the pine trees swayed in the wind and caught my attention.  I wondered how I could use some of my old polymer canes with a holiday tree theme and this is what I came from that evening of play!

Plain sheet of polymer with edges trimmed and the patterned canes above.

Patterned canes sliced and graduated in size to make the tree ornaments


I'm learning to use Instagram  #brittdesign2 and decided to post my first attempts and actually got an order for more of these.  What a nice holiday surprise!  They can be used as ornaments, as gift tags or anything else that you think of.  A Sharpie is good to write a message or a name or date on the plain backs.  I have to make a few more for gifts to close friends and then hopefully I'll have a few in my Etsy shop!  www.etsy.com/shop/lindabrittdesign


Finished gift tags and ornaments



Friday, November 13, 2015

My Silver Bug Series BeginsBug #1



I'm one of those people fascinated by the textures, shapes and patterns of  bugs...  dead bugs - not live crawling bugs!  When I found stylized bug stamps in a glitter store in Cottonwood AZ, I ordered them all in small sizes.  http://www.artglitter.com/   I could use the stamps as a starting point for the silver bug series I've been creating in my head.

My first bug is done.  It has 2 orange CZ's in the antennae and a larger orange colored CZ in the center for some bling!  I dried the stamped clay on a round form with a flat piece for the back.  There is shape, texture and dimension in the silver.

Bug #1

My second bug is at the firing stage.  I stacked layers of silver clay for the wings on the back to give this one dimension and interest.  There is an aqua CZ in it's head and I can't wait to see it come out of the kiln.

Starting to cut the layers for bug #2

Back of Bug #2
 
Bug #2  not fired.
 I think this series will be my spring collection!  Keep checking in with my progress.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Weather and Creativity


Does a change in the weather affect my creativity?  Apparently it does!  I’ve been deciding what project to start, what project to finish, what project to put away. The result is a clean work station!  And I’m still thinking about what I want to do. 

Polymer canes - waiting!

Silver and stone design - waiting!
Prescott weather has gone from warm and sunny to cold and snowy to crisp and clear.  I’ve gone from wanting to be outside to wanting a fire and cup of hot tea to cleaning!  All in a week’s time. 

This is the result of the cleaning and I’m sure it will not look like this in a week’s time.  I just wanted to capture it for the moment to show how organized I can be when I’m not excited about anything else!

This also means I'm ready to start something new!  So be on the watch for it!

Silver Pendants in the works.




Friday, November 27, 2015

Making Gift Giving Special


One evening I was searching for a small project to make, something easy to create and something for the holiday season.  Outside my window the pine trees swayed in the wind and caught my attention.  I wondered how I could use some of my old polymer canes with a holiday tree theme and this is what I came from that evening of play!

Plain sheet of polymer with edges trimmed and the patterned canes above.

Patterned canes sliced and graduated in size to make the tree ornaments


I'm learning to use Instagram  #brittdesign2 and decided to post my first attempts and actually got an order for more of these.  What a nice holiday surprise!  They can be used as ornaments, as gift tags or anything else that you think of.  A Sharpie is good to write a message or a name or date on the plain backs.  I have to make a few more for gifts to close friends and then hopefully I'll have a few in my Etsy shop!  www.etsy.com/shop/lindabrittdesign


Finished gift tags and ornaments



Friday, November 13, 2015

My Silver Bug Series BeginsBug #1



I'm one of those people fascinated by the textures, shapes and patterns of  bugs...  dead bugs - not live crawling bugs!  When I found stylized bug stamps in a glitter store in Cottonwood AZ, I ordered them all in small sizes.  http://www.artglitter.com/   I could use the stamps as a starting point for the silver bug series I've been creating in my head.

My first bug is done.  It has 2 orange CZ's in the antennae and a larger orange colored CZ in the center for some bling!  I dried the stamped clay on a round form with a flat piece for the back.  There is shape, texture and dimension in the silver.

Bug #1

My second bug is at the firing stage.  I stacked layers of silver clay for the wings on the back to give this one dimension and interest.  There is an aqua CZ in it's head and I can't wait to see it come out of the kiln.

Starting to cut the layers for bug #2

Back of Bug #2
 
Bug #2  not fired.
 I think this series will be my spring collection!  Keep checking in with my progress.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Weather and Creativity


Does a change in the weather affect my creativity?  Apparently it does!  I’ve been deciding what project to start, what project to finish, what project to put away. The result is a clean work station!  And I’m still thinking about what I want to do. 

Polymer canes - waiting!

Silver and stone design - waiting!
Prescott weather has gone from warm and sunny to cold and snowy to crisp and clear.  I’ve gone from wanting to be outside to wanting a fire and cup of hot tea to cleaning!  All in a week’s time. 

This is the result of the cleaning and I’m sure it will not look like this in a week’s time.  I just wanted to capture it for the moment to show how organized I can be when I’m not excited about anything else!

This also means I'm ready to start something new!  So be on the watch for it!

Silver Pendants in the works.