Sunday, May 25, 2008

Newest craft project

The beads were getting tiresome, so I started covering cheap vases with magazine clippings. I really like the effect, and I'm pretty happy with what I've got so far. Here's the three I've made, two with cherry blossom patterns (the flowers are drawn on craft paper) and one with a subtle leaf-and-berry pattern. They've been coated with a sealer, and are so far proving pretty sturdy. If I get the method perfected, and get an interest, I might start making ones to sell on Etsy or otherwise.

Friday, May 9, 2008

More craft than art...

I love to draw, but really my passion is simply to make stuff, whether it be drawings, painting, or jewelry or random things I don't even have purposes for.

In this case, here's a bracelet I made of paper beads today. I haven't made paper beads since I was about 8, but I had a lot of free time today and didn't want to go anywhere for fear of spending money, so I spent most of the day reading and doing this.