Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Where Has the Time Gone?

I can't believe it's been so long since by last blog post. Where does the time go? Sometimes I feel like I'm so busy helping everyone else with their particular project issues that I forget to attend to my own things. What else is new, right? After the Palmer Museum art show ended last month, I put my paints aside for awhile and started playing around with my jewelry materials again... just to see what I could come up with. I needed my brain to go in a different direction for a while. I had gotten wind that two new marketplaces were going to open on 1000 Markets... two that I was "definitely" interested in...."A Perfect Pair" a beautiful venue for every kind of earring you would ever imagine, and also "All Buttoned Up" a speciality button marketplace that always makes me smile. The ideas that people come up with to utilize buttons in a project are just alway amazing to me! As you might recall my very first blog post on 1km was about a large, enticing box of buttons that my friend Peggy had given to me. Well, with these two new marketplaces in mind I finally took the button box back out. I spread at least a couple hundred buttons all over my studio (which are still out unfortunately)...tried to make some matches....and then got to work to see what I could make. Pictured above are some jewelry pieces that I have made with so far. My original button box is pictured too. It's always fun to see what can be created out of raw materials... I have a collection "category"in my shop that is devoted just to jewelry made out of buttons andI have many more pieces just sitting here, waiting for me to list them. Time, once again...where does it go?

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