Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Jewelry!

Hello everyone! I feel like I've been in hibernation for awhile and I'm just starting to come out of it and I'm making jewelry again!
Here are a few of my latest creations. I hope you like them!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Snow Tiara!

It's a little snow tiara! If snow were not so cold on bare feet I would go out and get a closer shot of this. Maybe later.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Purses From Among The Ruins

For many months now I have wanted to make purses. I finally found the time and the space to do it! Here are my first two attempts.
I have no patterns. I am just putting them together by trial and error - lots of error! Thank goodness for my trusty seam ripper!
My aim with the style of the brown purse is for a sort of "Steampunk Lite". By that I mean I want to make a style that has definite steampunk elements, but is not so over the top, so that a woman like me will feel comfortable wearing it. I am a middle aged woman and I love the steampunk style, but I would look silly in some of the fashion items out there. I'm aiming for a little more toned down version for people like me to wear.

This little green purse is not steampunk style. It's just kind of Victorian. I need to make a drawstring for it. My green ribbon is not dark enough or thick enough. So this one is not finished yet.

I'd love to hear what you think!! Please feel free to comment!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Doldrums

We all know the word and it's usual definition of a dull, listless, depressed mood; low spirits. There's another part of its definition:

doldrums (dōl'drəmz')
A region of the globe found over the oceans near the equator in the intertropical convergence zone and having weather characterized variously by calm air, light winds, or squalls and thunderstorms. Hurricanes originate in this region.

I found that very interesting. Could apply it to me.