Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Jeweled Time Piece

The jeweled time piece is done. I have posted images of it before but it stayed on my work table. Some things just seem to need "one more thing." One last layer of resin gave it a beautiful domed surface.
I always keep something on my table that I can play with if I have any spare resin or bits of jewelry left over from another project. They are tiny collages without a theme.

The number of layers in this piece is really only apparent if you look at it on an angle.
The you can see fabric and rhinestone suspended at different levels. The ceramic doll I found in Paris. They have them everywhere so I am wondering if they are the French equivalent of the tea figurines we used to get in a box of red rose tea.

Here are some crafty links from friends who also had many projects this week. I am enjoying them with my morning sup of coffee!

About Family Crafts
Are you planning a trip that will keep the family confined to the car or airplane for a long amount of time? If so, these travel games and crafts might be just what you need!

Aileen's Musings
Aileen shows you how to create a faux aged metal look on Anaglypta wallpaper.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside's got the cutest retro style fawn softie pattern and how-to, a free pop-up staircase template download, a bunch of beaded bling inspirations and throw in a bit of fashion with a redo spin all for your crafty pleasure.

Crafty Princess Diaries
There's more, more, more to do on the jewelry making book! When will this process end?

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Madge gets some much needed inspiration from the divine Cecil Beaton and Gigi.

Mixed Media Artist
Want to get your feet wet with altered books?

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
See 2 fun mixed-media altered book techniques I tried from the new book Collage Playground by Kimberly Santiago.

The Artful Crafter
Look how easy it is to personalize a canvas tote bag with Quick Fuse fabric sheets.

The Crochet Dude
Drew reviews the new book "Crochet Prayer Shawls" and reveals the design that he contributed to the project.