New in December 2017

I opted to run a Xmas market stall at my local town, Toronto.  The markets were twilight markets and I had to scramble for lighting.  More importantly I wanted to handcraft some low cost xmas gift or novelty items.  Yvonne and I focussed on resin earrings encapsulting xmas images - some cartons, some religious and lot, historic.  For example Christmas cards from the 19 century. There is no paper in these earrings so discolouration does not happen.  Of course with resin manufacture you loose quite a few - so we have Xmas pendants as well. We made some hair binders using handcrafted larger beads and no-snag eleastic and some small bead elastic bracelets.

StudioKY Xmas earring specials    xmas earring detail 2     Xmas earring detail 1

New designs

I enjoy the results of image transfer onto resin but my real love is designing new and interesting pieces.  So between resin pours I sneaked some time designing and making.  Here is an asymmetric design inspired by the work of an artisan from the Cap d'Adge street markets in France.  I have used different material, different dimensions and, in this example, created a comptempory aboriginal design on some of the hollow  beads. (The background is my new kitchen bench - very red!)

I noticed that I had sold most of the bright/strong pinched petal necklaces and tried to find time to made some more - well I have made the petals but still to string them!

Brown asymmetric 1        Red petals