So here it is, I love to make things. Yep. LOTS of things. Jewelry projects, sewing projects, sculpture projects, clay projects, paintings, encaustics, colored pencils and even oil pastels. Yep. Like I said, I like to make things and that means lots of materials and lots of products go through this studio. With that being said, I am always on the look out for a new product to incorporate into my work. Sometimes it's a bother. I mean who goes to Target after Christmas to buy wrapping paper and leaves with a cart full of clay bird ornaments in the hopes that they can be incorporated into her jewelry one day (which they did...oh yeah!)? Oh, and I totally forgot to buy the wrapping I was too tickled about the darn ornaments! Anyhoo, while cruising a Michael's store about a year or so ago I found these brushed nickel birds on a branch necklace charms. OH MY GOODNESS it was love at first site. It looks like a little 3D version of my favorite painting subject, right? Love. I bought all they had, then went to another Michael's and bought all they had. Because they were definitely a part of my thread. And then they sat....and sat....and almost got returned because what in the world do you attach to those rather long bird branch charms to make a necklace pretty enough to wear? And then came along my statement necklaces with the beads linked together forming a perfect chain....and then I found the nickel chain I'd stashed forever ago....and then the flower beads I'd defiantly saved for a rainy day....Sigh. I love it when a plan comes together.
Naked Art. Vero holds a Microlove Show ever year which includes tons of jewelry and micro sized paintings. This year I am just doing jewelry..... paintings have to be saved for MY Solo Show coming before I know it!