First off, I want to show you something that my son made me for Christmas. We all know that homemade gifts are the best kind, right? My son knows that I love the Chicago Blackhawks and made me this with a personal message on the back of it.
Also this Christmas I did not have time to make the ornaments that I always make for the family. There was just too much going on for me to concentrate on my beads. I actually distanced myself from them a bit, but I decided to make some Christmas earrings and the comfort that my beads usually brings to me seemed to come back. So this is the earrings I made.
They are called A Step In Time by Sue Sloan, which is a free download from Facet. They have Super Duos, 11/0 seed beads and 4mm Fire polished beads. They were really fun to make. Whatcha think? Makes me wish I could wear earrings.
This is the final themes this year over at Every Inchie Monday and 2x2x2. For EIM the theme was letter. So I designed a letter stamped and ready to send. Super simple and easy, just 2 colors.
Over at 2x2x2 the theme is Fairies. So I found a bunch of pictures online for fairies. But I decided to go with a childlike fairy. She has pink hair and a teal dress with wings that match her clothes. She is a fairy, she can do that! She also has her fairy star wand. She uses it to grant star wishes. When she knows your looking she makes a star fall so you can wish on it. That sounds like a plausible story to me HAHA! (you can tell I put a lot of thought into this!)
Anyways, that is it for me for this year. This one was not all that great for many of us and I am hoping and believing that next year will be a better year. Are you all going to make a New Year's resolution? Why not make one to stretch your artistic endeavours? That is an easy one to do, just visit EIM and 2x2x2 and join in the fun. I mean it is truly so much fun. I love the idea of making a small bit of art that is only for arts sake. It is very calming and fortifying for my spirit. To just enjoy the reason I started being artistic. To just do it without worry about why I am doing it. I am not trying to do this to pay bills or to impress anyone but myself.
So, if you feel like trying Inchies or Twinchies then follow the links and check out the themes for 2017, they are up on both sites. Have a blessed and creative week my friends and blessings into the new year for all of you.