I have taken a vacation from quilting and all things sewing for about 2 weeks now. All the pressure to be ready for the quilt show is gone and it feels right to rest a little. So where does all that creative energy that keeps flowing through me go? I am making lots of jewelry and adding new items to my Etsy Shop. (heatherp22.etsy.com) Here is one of my new favorites.
I always finish a piece and think maybe I should just keep it for me. I do not want to become one of those hoarders though! So I keep making new things and then I have new favorites.
These polymer clay disks are so fun to make with scrap balls of clay. You roll them under a plexiglass square and gently lift at the end and you have nice points in the center of a very round disk. The pattern on the back is a surprise but you can control the twist and see it magically happening through the clear plexiglass. A very fun and easy process.
Well these disks have been sitting in my stash of UFO beads for a little while and then I discovered some wonderful ceramic bell flower shaped beads in a deep blue color. Really nice glass rich red rounds and I pulled the least used color from the disks, the golden yellow seed beads from my stash and "Voila!" The disks finally have a home. I really love the way the bell flowers hang in the dangle earrings.
I am also trying to use different color ways than I usually pick. Here are some of the other fun beads that found a home last week. The pink crackle stone set reminded me of easter eggs. Unfortunately Easter was so early this year I was a bit behind the ball to promote the set for the holiday.
I also found some really hot red orange stones in a tear drop shape and they became little angels and dancing goddesses right before my eyes! The dancing lady has extra long arms just like me.