Hi I'm Cindy, a recovering Certified Public Accountant who has found a love for the arts. My move from Chicago to Portland gave me an opportunity to explore new avenues. I have found that I love creating.
Well I still haven't worked on my mixed metal clay but I received a backordered circle cutter in the mail. I had to give my new toy a try so I made a Bronze , Copper and Silver coin necklace on a sterling silver chain.
I also made some very cool copper hoops with turquoise stones. The hoops are hammered 2 different ways with sterling circles at the top and sterling ear wirees. I love the way they turned out. I may have to steal them for myself.
I also made a ring with my favorite stone (Topaz Blue Zircon) and a very pretty patterned silver wire.
Well I didn't get to my mixed metal creations today, but I did work on some cold connections. Cold connections are alternate methods of joining together metals and other media in ways that don't require heat.
The last is my stamped copper bracelet which I joined to leather using sterling silver tubing. Next is a rock that drilled a hole through and the put a silver tube rivet through the hole. The third is more copper and bronze squares joined together in a new way so that the tiles lay flat. I also love the way the colors turned out.
Well the 2010 Portland Anime Convention is over. Three Days of fun and selling at my vendor's booth. I met the nicest vendors and customers and although I am tired it was so fun. here are some of the new things I made for the Convention.
Epic failure so far - I decided this was the year I would make some life changing new years resolutions. I don't know why since I think New Years Resolutions are usually pretty useless. It is probably that I am 50 (don't tell anyone) and feel it is time to get my life back under control. My resolutions were:
~ Get my house under control
~ Specifically get my craft/sewing/jewelry room organized
~ Read Dr Laura's "care and feeding of husbands"
~ Get my jewelry business going so I can start to show my venture capitalist (husband) a return.
~ Exercise every day
~ work on/learn something new and creative every week
~ Start a Blog