Thursday, December 10, 2009

seventyeight: xmas presents

below are some new pieces i made recently. i think most of them will be given away for christmas, so beware you may be looking at your christmas present. the pictures are not great. since i have moved i have not been able to figure out the best way of taking photos. i have also been lazy and not wanted to put the time/effort into taking good photos.
i went to a show put on by students at the corcoran college of art and design. i noticed that each of them had websites and business cards. i don't know if this is something that the school encouraged, but i think it is a good idea. as i have mentioned before, i would really like to have a site in which to display all of my work in one place, rather than just a blog. i think i should work on doing this. i was also encouraged after seeing people's works. there were some pieces that i could not make, but there were quite a few that looked like something i could do (and i think i do a better job). that made me feel great. at some point, i might consider doing the jewelry certification program that they have there.
i signed up for a silver smithing class at the torpedo factory in alexandria. it is going to start in february, i am getting pretty excited about it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

seventyseven: worst blogger. ever.

i think this has been the longest amount of time i have gone without posting since i started this blog over a year ago. as i have vowed in almost all of my recent posting, i will start to update more often! i promise! i have been quite busy though, i moved since my last posting and i have only now been able to take photos of my recent creations. i don't really like these pictures, but i thought i would show what i have been up to recently.
the necklace is below is my favorite of the necklaces i have made. my boss bought some beads for me from new york, i used a lot of them here:
i had two necklaces that i never wore very much, they were long single-strands. i did not take pictures of them before i made the necklace below. i get a ton of compliments on this one when i wear it. i like it a lot. the green, pink, grey, and black make it a really versatile piece.
this is not finished. i can't decide how i feel about it. i go back and forth on whether or not i should finish it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

seventysix: sometimes i fix my mistakes

my sweater is finished. it looks good. can you tell where the hole was?

Monday, August 24, 2009

seventyfive: sometimes i do stupid things

while trying to take pills off of my cardigan with a disposable razor i accidentally cut a hole on the side of my sweater. i love my cardigan, so i have been trying to figure out what to do to fix my stupidity. i have started beading over the hole and on the side in order to cover my repair. i will post pictures once i have finished with it.

seventy four: cork + hot glue = happiness

i keep corks left over from my parents' wild wine nights, i have now saved up several hundred wine corks (over the past couple of years). i am always trying to figure out how i can use the corks as well as the other stuff i have in my crafts room. last week, i decided to cover the inside of a wine box with corks, to make a pseudo cork board for jewelry. it took me a while to cut all the corks and then to glue them, but i think the final product looks pretty good. i didn't like any of the push pins i had available, so i decided to make my own. i grabbed some mismatched beads and some old sewing needles and voila! i can't wait to start using this to keep all my earrings.
i made push pins using needles and leftover beads. i think they look really good. especially in the cork box.

Friday, July 24, 2009

seventythree: time wasters

so, i don't have much new news to report, i have not taken any new pictures, and i have not read/seen anything interesting. since i have very little to share, here are some of the new places i have found to waste my time on the computer:
***mtv's the real world is currently filming in dc. much of the city is against these newcomers, but i am fascinated by them. i think i have a not-so-secret desire to become a member of a future real world house. of course, i might be too old to be one of them. anyway, one of the neighbors of dc's real world house has started a blog: the anti-real world dc.
***spotted: dc summer interns is another great blog. different people contribute stories (most of them hilarious) about the escapades of young interns around town. i don't find the influx of interns in the summer quite as annoying as many of the posters, but i do appreciate their antics.
***for good celebrity gossip and other girly things i love going to the frisky.
***i heart the office and i super heart mindy kaling. she is really funny and has a really clever sense of humor. i wish she updated her blog things i bought that i love more often, but she doesn't.