Sunday, August 7, 2016

Usually quick and easy.

Making soft cover coptic stitch journals are a little easier than making hard cover ones but having not made one in four years it was almost as difficult. I could not remember how I did it. I managed to finish them but the process was not the same as the first ones I made. I forgot one crucial step that made them really easy.

Fun with metal.

Nickel silver




Sunday, July 24, 2016

A few more projects


Secret Belgian binding

Monday, July 18, 2016

Instead of going to the gym...

I spent the day making some barrettes.

I had every intention of going to the gym today. I was all dressed and ready to go when I thought I would just check something I was doing at my workbench yesterday. I spied the barrette blanks and just thought I would measure them to see what size I would need to cut the metal. Well five barrettes later I did not make my workout and it is now time to start thinking about making dinner.

Maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fun in Port Townsend

My sister Donna and I spent the last weekend in February in Port Townsend with our besties, Nancy & Deb from California. Special thanks to Nancy for making this possible. Three days and two nights with these DOLLS was so much fun and not enough time.
Our time was spent browsing through the fun shops, making a few purchases, eating, drinking, laughing, and making things. Below are two of the projects Nancy coached us through. The copper bracelet was a lot of fun to make and I would love to make another but I don't think I have the knack for curling the copper around the mandrel and shaping it to look like a bracelet. Nancy made it look so easy but it was not. The other project was a little embossed leather journal. First we embossed it and then we dyed it. I sewed the signatures in when I got home.
The weekend was so much fun. I wish we all lived closer together so we could see each other more often. Thanks again Nancy and Deb for your friendship.

Monday, March 14, 2016

First of more to come

I recently got around to watching the Metal Sketchbook Pendant by Jen Crossley that I purchased from Interweave quite some time ago. After watching I was inspired to make one myself. I was happy with the result.