Upon my return from Virginia, I found a nice check from Charleston Crafts waiting for me. (I think this gig is going to work!!!) It made me feel a bit better about all of the new toys that I purchased while I was away…Inka Gold in three colors, Melanie Muir and Art Clay World templates, fabulous silk screens from Allison Gallant and Karen Woods…and an order for a Silhouette Curio.
Since I am new to the Silhouette world, it is all Greek to me. But, with the help of Mags Bonham and Cindy Pope, I am on my way…baby steps though. The ability to etch multiples of my ivory designs has great appeal. These images tend to be on the primitive side, so I may never graduate from baby steps. The flaws and irregularities work for me.
After multiple ‘disasters’, I finally etched three samples. The progression is from top to bottom, experimenting with settings and the ‘Greek to me’ terminology of the Curio. Needless to say, I am excited about my new toy. Guess cleaning the bathroom can go on the back burner for a bit longer.
Shameless self promotion. The summer issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry includes 6 articles with polymer…including my bangle article using Lynda Moseley’s Turquoise technique. Now that Art Jewelry is gone and Ornament is a shadow of it’s former self, Belle Armoire Jewelry is my go to for new ideas and materials.