Sunday, January 02, 2011

The View From Here

There is nothing more exciting than a day of nothing.
No plans, no travel, no follow-up.
This is such a day. The first true day off post holidays when my mind starts to turn to "what is next." I don't want to actually begin a work related project - but I do want to spend some time experimenting.

This blog has always been a place for me to post what I am working on. It is also a great taskmaster. When I publish something I plan to work on...I feel very compelled to complete that task. So on this desk sits so many possible projects that I thought I might outline a few today and then hope to complete them all this month. As you can see, I have a lot of wire. This is for an idea I have involving fibers.....so I'll definitely have some projects with this collection.

I can never get enough felt. These felt balls were a gift! I can't wait to experiment with them!

I bought these glass beads earlier this year when artbeads.com had a sale. They are so beautiful that I got stumped as to where to use them. I will try to incorporate them into something special soon.

Rhinestone zipper. This crazy cool zipper needs to be used. I think it might be the basis for my first jewelery project this year.

I love this handmade Mary Harding pendant. It represents the time of the year and the colour palette I love the best. I am having a hard time figuring out what to do with this since it is so white, grey and cool blue outside right now.

I love this tiny handmade book I bought from Kozo. I want to wear it somehow.

And finally, this lump of fools gold.
I think it is awesome. I need to figure out how to wire wrap it in a way that will show off the stone and make it wearable.
These are just a few of the projects I am day dreaming about today!

4 comments :

Kathyk said...

And I'm soooooooooooo looking forward to seeing how you use them all - Happy New Craft Year!

Kathyk

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

I love looking in on what has been collected and stashed away...even better is seeing how these things are used! Enjoy your day and the year to come!

Irene said...

What an interesting collection. I'm dying to see what you do with those beautiful beads.

Karen said...

You make me laugh. I have sooooo many of these items, I don't know where to start!