Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Congratulations! You have won etched copper tags from Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati!
Send Erin an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.
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There are 34 days until the Bead & Button show.
My life is consumed with this countdown at the moment...
I'm working on new beads that will hopefully dazzle - like the headpins above.
Making piles and piles of things. I press beads at night while we watch movies. We've watched entire series over the last few weeks. This is one of many trays.
Or like last night, I don't go to bed until 2am because inspiration struck at 11pm.
These are pendants with vintage images - I'm all over bicycles, umbrellas, beehives, birds, foxes, butterflies & nests. They aren't quite done, I'm going to play around with some antique finishes and I think I'll try some in sepia tones as well. I also have some sketches to do some tiny watercolors and use them for pendants too.
Despite these little bits of squirrelling away, I'm far from being ready. Preparing for Bead & Button is a Herculean task that must be mixed in with already packed days. But no matter what, I will be ready by June 7th - car packed and heading up the road!
So two questions - what type of vintage image would you like to see in a pendant and most importantly - will you be at Bead & Button this year?
If so, mark booth #1212 as one to stop by and say hello to me!
This week's prize is a pair of my new headpins, leave a comment for a chance to win.