"Please stop telling me stuff like that, Jennifer." Here are a few ink drawings I did yesterday. I am going to shrink them and turn them into transfers for some pendants made out of polymer clay. By the way, I fired up the new polymer clay oven today. They aren't joking when they warn you about 15 minutes and smoke and smell. I had to take it outside!
We have been quite busy recently! I gave a little workshop to a group of 9 year old junior girl scouts who were working on their jewelry badge. I remembered from when I was a girl scout that the founder was known as "Daisy Low." The girls have recently learned a few knots, so I incorporated the daisy stitch and some of the knots into a "Daisy Low Necklace." It is a jumping off point and took them about 30 minutes. Here's what they made:
I took a really big step yesterday and officially moved the web presence for my jewelry business to a blog. It was a huge step--cutting the ties that bound me to a traditional webhosted site. My other site will still be up for a few days. I built it in 2004/2005 for my online store and have just updated it over the years...YEARS! It is time for a change! Way past time! I am relaunching, if you will, the laurelynn name that mom and I use and dropping the "jewelry box" part. We are also not going to continue a formal online store--which most of our clients know we haven't actually run in quite a while. All this change is doing me some good! I made a cute little slide show yesterday of some of our newest work. I'm most proud of my forged sterling and copper pieces. Hooray for a fresh perspective and the Christmas break!!!!!!