Sunday, October 18, 2009
I am working on some recycled Jewelery. I love making my baskets out of recycled plastic bags but feel like no one is ever going to buy a basket. They make a great subject in a gallery or art show and I have no trouble using them but I don't see them being something anyone ever would search out and buy on etsy. I do want to have some sort of income from my creativity. I have been working the same basket weaving techniques into some simple jewelery. Here is a photo of some bangles I made using PLASTIC. the core is made out of three different sized pieces of plastic needle point canvas arranged to make a pleasing shape. The outer layer is made from strips of plastic cut from last years Disney store Christmas bags. I think they look fantastic. I will work and rework this idea until I perfect this idea and come up with something that looks sleek and elegant. My idea is to make treasure out of garbage, not more garbage out of garbage.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I listed my last two swirly boa scarves today. I tend to do one type of project for several weeks and then move on. I am either going to start working on some of my recycled plastic baskets or maybe I will sort through the materials I have gathered in the garden and start weaving baskets out of natural materials. I can make a basket out of natural materials much faster than the plastic recycled ones but then again my plastic stash is ridiculous and really should be tended too. I was surprised to see a contact on twitter mentioned they were going to talk about my baskets on their blog. Awesome! I really needed a lift. I did a search on etsy this morning for boa scarf and found many other people making what I thought was a unique scarf...lol although each of mine are made with several different yarns not just one. Still it sort of blew my idea of only listing things that I am unique in making. So when I saw the tweet from http://twitter.com/MyFreshPicks it really picked me up. Thanks so much for the shout out!