Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Industrial Bracelet

Last night I was playing around with some hex nuts from the hardware store and ended up threading black binding tape through them to make this bracelet. I'm still working out a good clasp for it (for now I just tie the loose ends together through the last nut), but I think it would make a great cellphone charm as well, or earrings if I used a much smaller size. Any suggestions?

Friday, November 20, 2009

November Floral Designs

Some photos of things I've been designing at work:

And of course, the boutonniere of the day:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Silver Twig Earrings

I recently did a search for twig-themed jewelry components on Etsy, and ended up buying some silver pieces from EverLuxe. I didn't expect them to be so pretty, though! The twigs are very spiky and striking. I put them together with some faceted glass beads for simple earrings.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Text Bracelet

I've been continuing to experiment with using magazine text for recycled paper beads. I tried recently to make a bracelet out of an article in the Brown Alumni Monthly, but I'm not sure how well it turned out. If you like it, let me know; otherwise I think I may shelve that particular project, at least until I can figure out how to take better photos of it!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Leaf Lamp

I recently decided to combine my problem of low room lighting with my desire to hold on to autumn leaves and made a leaf lampshade. I picked up some oak leaves and ironed them between two pieces of wax paper (wax side in), then bent the resulting rectangle into a cylinder and suspended it from a hanging light fixture. It didn't come out exactly as I hoped, but I like it -- especially when it's turned on, and all the colors and veins of the leaves are immediately visible. It's less impressive during the day:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Providence Color

And then the sun set and we went back home to Boston.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Twig Earrings

My workplace dress code is all black, so I've been trying to come up with tasteful but interesting jewelry to liven it up a little bit. I was inspired by a bead catalog to make these wire earrings.

I'm trying to decide whether to post them on Etsy, because they're just a project for myself, but I might put up a version of the black ones.