Saturday, November 3, 2007

Toolbox Jewels

These are a few of the pieces I finished up yesterday as new samples for Toolbox Jewels - the first one actually uses little bits of a crushed headlight that I found on my street when I was walking up to refill my Diet Coke at Taco Del Mar. The first two both incorporate spiral paper clips (a little one and a big one) that I got at Collage, as well as a nylon washer-thingie that I can't remember where I got! And the big fender washers aren't really rusted - alcohol inks!
This one is a slightly more traditional interpretation - a little bit delicate even - some glass and stone beads from Beads at Dusti Creek mixed with tiny nuts and washers . . . . I'm thinking I may make myself one that mixes turquoise beads with nuts and washers . . .

The Sweetie is here for the weekend, and dragged me out of the house for a walk, which turned into driving to check out a sale at I've Been Framed - a great discount art store here in Portland, close to 50th and SE Foster - no web site per se, but here's some shots of what they have . . . I was very excited about stretched canvases on sale - especially the ones that are extra deep so that you can put niches in them, like I learned how to do in Diane Down's Art and Soul class . . . hmmmm . . . I feel a series coming on!


gl. said...

i wish i could take that class, but i'm hosting a class at the studio! perhaps you will be selling some of them at your upcoming craft shows?

Bridget Benton said...

Hmmm . . . perhaps - yes! I get so excited about making these things that I make more than I could ever wear . . . so, once or twice a year, I clean out the samples . . . though I really have no desire to ever go into full-scale craft production again!!