I have this jewellery for sale at suzARTe Creations on madeit
I haven't been blogging of late as I have been busy making things other than cards, I am currently going through my jewellery making phase and I am atlast able to show all you lovely people what I have been upto. I am also getting ready for my market stall that I am very excited about, I will be selling a variety of my handmade goods , I don't know if it will be a success but have to give it a go. I will be having my stall at Creative Lane markets on 11.09.2011, it's a monthly market in Marrickville, Sydney that sells only handmade items. I went to the market last month and it was awesome, I am really happy that I will be able to be part of the September markets.
About two months ago I was home on a Saturday night listening to my favourite radio station and in a mood to do something creative. I was going through my stash and wanted to do something different to what I would normally do. I thought it was about time I started working with the images I have been saving from packaging, magazines, free postcards, brochures and other such things.When I first started saving these images I didn't know exactly what I would be doing with them but I knew I would be able to put them to use one day and thats exactly what I did on that Saturday night, I ended up making several jewellery pieces that I have to admit I am very happy with.
I had come up with the idea to make recycled jewellery sometime ago but didn't know how I was going to do it. My friend had got me into making glass tiled jewellery, the general concept is to stick patterned paper on the tiles, cut or file the edges of the paper neatly and varnish the paper used on the jewellery to finish off. I have been making this type of jewellery for a while but got bored with using the patterned paper I was using and so put my jewellery making to the side for sometime. I have now been able to incorporate my jewellery making with recycling and I am totally excited about this. I have found it very easy to even use newspaper images in my jewellery making, just as long as you have the right glue and varnish the back all is good as the varnish/sealant makes the jewellery somewhat waterproof, I still wouldn't recommend wearing this jewellery in the shower. To jazz up simple images especially that with text I add rub-ons as I have done in the first and last picture in this post. This jewellery is really quick to make and makes a lovely eco gift.
I have shared this project at-Passionately Artistic
Make it Monday
I am hoping to start blogging again on a regular basis, have some ideas for cards so hopefully will be able to make them soon. I also haven't been able to comment on my favourite blogs for sometime, intending to do a catch up really soon, looking forward to seeing what my blogging friends have been upto.
Thanks so much to everyone who has already entered my Blogging is for sharing giveaway. I would love more people to join in the fun, all you have to do is share, share and share until 31/12/2011.