Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Friday

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know how I love to give myself little challenges. Yesterday I thought to myself how tired I am of digging through the really ugly jewelry. This stuff is just plain ugly. I pull it all out on the table and told myself to make something or throw it away.
Waxed linen just happened to be in that same box and that was just perfect.
So I made a pouch out of the waxed linen and then began to embellish.
That little gold piece was an earring.
This is what I came up with. I would by no means call this a masterpiece, but I thought considering the junk it turned out pretty good. I'll wear it! The DH was not to crazy about it, but I never listen to him anyway.LOL.
Have a great weekend!


Tess April 17, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

I love it and I think it is amazing. (I can't believe you called that stuff junk, it's treasure honey, Treasure.) NOw you have something to dress up jeans or to wear with a lil' black somethin' somethin' for a night out on the town.

Terri Kahrs April 17, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

Wow! This is SO creative and fun!

Kaerie Faerie April 17, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

I love it, never throw away old beads, it is always great to reuse.
I think your necklace is fabulous

Tina April 17, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

Kim, so beautiful. I love that organic sort of creativity, it often has happy results like this piece.
have a wonderful weekend.

Susan April 17, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

Kim, you know I love you, but I almost reached into my monitor to strangle you when I read "throw it away". Whew, I made it through the rest of the post and realize that you came to your senses. I'm just kidding, sometimes it's hard to know what to do with stuff, but this is my kind of challenge. I love taking a bunch of leftovers from my work table and making something else. My hubs is just like yours, sometimes he just doesn't like something I've made, but I usually tell him he's nuts and go on about my business. Anyway, you did a great job with your self challenge. I like it just fine.

Naija April 17, 2009 at 1:50 PM  

the pearls and your necklace is not junk..give perals to a little girl you know so then she can create a jewellery herself :)

Merry April 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

Very daughter would love it.

Sue April 17, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

You may not call it a masterpiece, but I call it something I would wear. It is long and funky and I love it! You have to be one of the most creative people! I should try this with some of the tons of old jewelry and beads I have. Very cool!

Kim, I have a very special award for you - please stop by my blog to pick it up.

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn April 19, 2009 at 2:29 AM  

Actually, I would call it way cool! And beautiful! An honest trash to treasure piece.

4 the Contemplative Artist April 19, 2009 at 7:47 AM  

Just checking in Kim....this post makes me smile. I am glad I'm not the only one who loves funky things!!
It looks fabulous.....Anni

Sandra Evertson April 20, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

You certainly have been busy! I Love the masking tape roses, they are Brilliant! And this necklace is just gorgeous AND that tussy mussy below, Is Heavenly too, it looks so organic, like it just grew that way magically!
Sandra Evertson

4 the Contemplative Artist April 21, 2009 at 7:18 PM  

Thank You Kim!!
Do we get to see your new space??
It's fun to see were artists work.

Cathy Mendola April 21, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

HOw wonderfully creative! ARen't you glad you didn't throw it all away.

Linda April 22, 2009 at 9:02 AM  

I really like how that came out. It's very bohemian. :)

I wanted to let you know that I have an award for you on my blog.

Prim's by Kim April 27, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

A treasure trove turned beautiful!!