Can’t believe it already mid April. So was faithfully do my blog posts with my completed WIP pieces. Well…..end of Feb went on vacation. Then my daughter got sick. Then I got sick and then well the weather kinda started getting nice. and then my obsession with beads and vintage pieces got in the way and I didn’t use the already started pieces on my work table. Not for a few weeks. I do now have some completed. Here is a photo that I had
before of some WIP.
Here are a few completed pieces:
So not sure what week I should be on but at least I am back at it!
Here is a photo of what I started with: a cold enameled bracelet bar.
Here is the completed piece:
Week four of completing an unfinished piece from my work space. We have had frigid temperatures and snow here so I decided to use the bee! Nothing says summer more than bees buzzing around the beautiful flowers.
For the bee piece:
1.I stamped a honeycomb design into a piece of raw brass.
2. I then colored some Ice Resin to mimic honey and added the resin to the wells in the honeycomb design.
3. After the resin cured I cut the piece out ( but I think next time I will cut the pieces of brass and then add the resin.
4. Riveted the bee onto the honey comb base. The bee was raw brass which I colored using acrylic paints.
5. Used various vintage and new beads to complete the necklace.
This was a fun necklace to make! Now to keep going for week five!
See what I come up with!
So now into week three of my weekly goals. Pretty good for me! I chose one of the items from last week to complete so I still met my goal. Here is a reminder of the WIP.
I used the piece in the first photo. Worked in my usual style with incorporating as many vintage components as possible. Then I took the plunge and added a tassel. I don’t wear longer necklaces so I tend to shy away from making them. This was an experiment.
My question now is to keep the tassel or not? What do you think?
For next week I will work on the hot pink Iced Enameled cuff or perhaps this bee:
Last week I said maybe a goal for this year would be to complete all of the works in progress that are cluttering up my work space.
I shared some photos and I did actually complete two pieces. Now granted for the flower and snail I decided all I wanted was a simple chain so that was no big deal….but then again it is now a necklace so it is a big deal (at least to me) Here is a collage of the before and afters.
So now onto week 2:
Again both pieces started many months ago maybe even 1/2 a year ago! Both pieces used Ice Enamels and Ice Resin. The bezel piece I added some vintage enamel pieces into the Ice Resin. love the glass like finish. Now lets see if I can complete the pieces from week 2!