Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sorting, Packing and Creating

After a jewelry collection is completed there are trays of unused goodies lying around. I have been sorting through the piles of treasure selecting items for the next season of jewelry. It is always a fun task and inspires a sketch or two in my line book. This time around I have been packing up a few little goodies to sell. I have loads of bits and pieces that will be appearing in lovely packets at my next event. I am in a Roaring '20's frame of as I prepare for Kim Caldwell's next amazing art retreat. Her Artistic Bliss events are wonderful. Visit to see her magical creations.

This is one of my very first collage pieces. I had to pack up my studio to paint last week and it was fun to see some of the earlier pieces I created again. So many memories were hidden away in that tiny room. Each tiny treasure has a story, each piece of jewelry shows where I have been creatively and the boxes of beads and brass make me wonder what I will create next. I love just being open to playing with the materials in my studio and letting it lead me to what is next.

I have also been setting aside some of my favorite things to create molds of them. I have been playing with making bezels from scratch and want to do some casting with Ice Resin (c) and other materials. I always do something outside of my box to grow my skill set after each collection is completed. So you might see some Ice Resin creations this fall

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tara. I'm happy to reconnect with you via the BSue group. I hope to see FB and blog posts about Kim's latest Affaire. I won't be attending, again, as I have too many responsibilities at home for now. It's all good, but I do think of the wonderful women I met in May 2013 and you are certainly at the top of the list. Remember that day spent on the bus touring around the fabric warehouse, Santa Monica flea, Bountiful and finally to French General? Your jewelry is lovely. Love and hugs...Charlotte