First it starts with an idea in my head . This mainly comes at night while trying to drift off to sleep . If it is truly an amazing dream night I will dream an idea !!!
The next process is sketching the ideas down . I love tracing paper for this but will grab anything within in reach, it usually is copy paper . Tracing paper has become so expensive these days . I wish I kept my sketches and made awesome personal journal , but sadly I do not .... my sketches end up in the trash and many ideas lost with them ... AHH such is life ...a new idea like an appetite is right around the corner .
My heartfelt look at Facebook and my thoughts on this social platform. I hope you will read and offer your comments .
Facebook’s purpose was to provide people a means of staying in touch without users having to utilize multiple resources in order to socialize.
The idea was if Facebook was used on a regular basis it would give users the ability to juggle many relationships with the goal of feeling socially full filled.
If this is a true analysis of Facebook’s purpose then even in its idyllic form it is a challenge for me.
First and foremost I am a visual person. I communicate best when I am able to see the individual with whom I am communicating. My ability to properly communicate depends on body language, eye contact and physical environment. Without those visual senses present I feel handicapped, as if I am in the dark with only words or voices . Think of only being able to listen to a film , a black screen (or still images) with only sound or subtitles. This is how I feel wh...
Now on the site my new Shrinkets Bezel mold. This mold makes a shrink plastic bead that has a more open bead then the Shrinkets domed mold .It has 10 mm round flat pad in the interior which is prefect for glue in cabochons and a flat 10 mm round back base which makes it perfect for no rock applications such as mixed media projects and pendant designs. It is my new favorite mold .
I thought you may find it interesting to see what I do to make each SHRINKETS mold I sell. This video DOES NOT include the process I go through actually designing the prototype for each mold that is then used to make the rubber molds so I can cast the design over and over. Designing the mold prototype is another process.
My FAVORITE metal smith artist is Susan Chin. I own several of her pieces and one never leaves my hand, my engagement ring from Mark . Bought for me in 2006 . I wear it flanked on both sides with my wedding bands.
A bit about Susan
Susans' path as a jeweler began with a handed down box of tools and a class at the "Y" in Philadelphia. The inheritance of tools included some bits of ebony and bone; materials that continue to compel Susan decades later.
Other materials she employs are sterling and fine silver, yellow golds, shakudo (a copper and gold alloy), pearls, stones precious and not so precious , mirrors, mokume gane, glass and other unobtainium.
PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, Is the PANTONE® color of the year Think Marie Schrader, Walt's sister -in law in Breaking Bad. This is a hard color to embrace in an across the boards design sense. However I have put together some images that show what an impact it can make in decorating, fashion ,nature and art .
SHRINKETS shrink plastic using Archival Shades of purple ink pads , stencils and stamps on SHRINKETS brand shrink plastic -opulent white and silver glitter.
Last but not least The Voilet Eyes Of Ms. Taylor's
Are you inspired to use this color in your life this year ?
I had a chance to watch a demo using a new product EASY MARBLE.
My thought was, wouldn't this be fun used on cabochon shaped ( flat, smooth, round and smallish ) rocks. You would need to set your newly marbled rock in a bezel and create a one of kind "gem stone" pendant.
Next you could design the pendant in a way that that you could create Shrinkets beads that matched the marbling hang them off the pendant .
I was experimenting and I had no idea what I was trying to create . I printed words on print ready shrink plastic( white ) and then took it from there. I ended up with this faux raw hide looking set of charms . Next I think I will make a Shaman style necklace with the theme being women's personality traits .
In order to further understand that my Shrinkets molds ar hand made by me. I thought I would do a short video on the making of a Shrinkets mold. Over time I have had many trials and errors in the creations of these mold and what material glues etc. to use . I try my best to get each mold as durable as possible . The goal is in 2018 to have my molds manufactured for me. With all your support and enthusiasm I see that goal becoming attainable.
Jean ALSO offers rooms for rent in her home. So you can stay right where the Charmed I' m Sure Studio is located . How easy, all in one place bring a friend and it make it a gals weekend, as jean has rooms for doubles too.