Spring is inching its way into our lives here in Massachusetts. The days are longer, the snow is finally melting, and—my turtlenecks have been relegated to the back of the closet. THAT is a big deal. And what does that mean…really? It means it’s time to embellish…to decorate that neck that has been ignored, no invisible, lo these many months.
But, much like my winter wardrobe that I am very tired of come March, looking over my necklaces had me wanting something more, too.
Seeking some inspiration, I checked out the spring offerings from Interweave and was struck by the two “Remixed Media” DVDs by Candie Cooper. Wow. I was totally inspired by the thought of using wood. Candie shows how to use everyday tools to cut wood to the shape you want to use to create interesting jewelry shapes. I'm sure like me, you have a lot of odd pieces of wood around the house you can use to make jewelry with, too.
I had some narrow wooden trim pieces leftover from a house project and decided to start with those. I gathered some supplies: cardboard, glue, paint, Mod Podge®, tape, beads, fabric, metallic ribbon, and some silver wire, and got started.
And there you go. Ready to wear…ready to enjoy.
Take a look at Candie’s Remixed Media DVDs: Remixed Media: Transforming Metal Found Objects for Your Jewelry and Remixed Media: Making Custom Beads and Pendants with Acrylic and Wood, and make your mark.
Start spring with a whole new jewelry wardrobe!
I hope you have as much fun as I did.