Here in my creative corner I have been in the middle of a studio redo...again...cleaning and rearranging to make room for a slew of new tools I got for Christmas and some new additions I recently bought, plus moving some things from the hubs shop to my creative space for easier use. I took a small break to enjoy some actual creativity.
I was thrilled to see that Jen Crossley (A Mark in Time) had two new mixed media jewelry videos on Craft Daily, Metal Sketch Pendant and Mixed Media Tin Pendant. I spent a lovely morning watching both videos and was fired up to try my hand at the Metal Sketch Pendant. I headed out to Freight Harbor for even more tools so I could do the project.
(Jen used a simple chain for her pendant but I can't resist a little bead bling! Once you learn how to make the basic pendant the sky is the limit for how you finish it out.)
For the most part I had the basic supplies on hand but I had to improvise a little on the cold connections and the mesh she used as I did not have the right things. I loved dipping my toe into some really simple metalsmithing.
My creative goal for this new year is simply to be a student. There is so much I want to learn, explore, and experiment with. Thanks to Jen for starting my learning experience off with such a great project!
I hope you all have a great week!
P.S. I have been doing a little more posting on Facebook than I have here on the blog so feel free to catch up with me there.