Saturday, January 30, 2010

Paper and Resin

I spent the morning experimenting with Ice Resin and paper. I have a small collection of antique books and they have been doing pretty much nothing but collecting dust for the past 20 years. I happen to have a music book that dates back to 1909. To make it seem a bit older than it actually is I took distress inks to emhance the color and give a darker sepia tone. The resin was simply sponged on front and back and left to cure. It leaves the paper wonderfully preserved and quite flexible ready to be used in all kinds of jewelry projects.

Shown here is my first pair of earrings made with the resin paper. It incorperates a handmade metal bezel, with sparkly AB Swarovsky clear crystals, and tiny grey crystals for an extra pop. They are hung with my hand made ear wires.

I think these are music to my ears!

In Living Color

Wow I was so thrilled when I received my recycled Sari Ribbon from Objects and Elements. I could not believe the beautiful colors. People often ask me where I get my inspirations from. This truly inspires me and my love for color.
I can't wait to incorporate these saturated fibers into my jewelry making. I think they are absolutely unique, bright, and colorful!

Monday, January 25, 2010

A few goodies that will be up on my etsy site in a few days!

A brand new start

Well the new year has come and gone, so now it's down to business. A new blog for me and I am going to get a new etsy store up and running. This time I have a brand new name just for my jewelry line which seems to have taken on a life of it's own. I seem to have come into my own niche as far as my style of jewelry. I really love all things victorian, and things that look distressed. So out of that, comes the name Urban Nostalgia.  Something old and something new. I look foreward to sharing my artful journey with you!