I’ve always admired art jewelry when I’ve been at shows, so I just had to give it a try.
These are hand painted – yes, each one is unique. No prints or copies here.
The painting is done with acrylic paints, and then sealed with a
triangular-shaped piece of glass. The edges are rounded and soft, and
the top is ever so slightly domed. They’re really pretty – at least I
Each one comes with a silver-plated chain, 18 inches long, which is a nice length to wear.
Oh, am I having fun with these! I love the ink against the colors.
This one is painted on a 12×12 inch piece of scrapbooking paper. I
bought a big stack of paper, the kind that’s pre-printed with stripes
and swirls and plaids. This piece is printed red with tiny white dots.
You can see some of the dots faintly peeking through around the edges.
Recently, I was doing some collages and wanted a way to add a fine dark line element to them. Something that looked like it was drawn but not so…controlled…as a line drawn with graphite or pen.
So, being a former seamstress, I fired up the old sewing machines and ran some free-form lines of stitching across them. See “March Morning” or “Surf” for examples. LOVED it.
However, I’ve been wanting to work larger, and I couldn’t figure out how to make a larger artwork fit in the sewing machine. Besides, how would a stretched canvas fit? It has wooden stretcher bars, after all. Hm…