Random musings about crafts, inspiration, and the creative process.

Earrings and washer-pendant necklace I completed this week.

Earrings and washer-pendant necklace I completed this week.

Nothing for something. Dehydrated water.

Nothing for something. Dehydrated water.

Washer pendant and, yes, washer earrings (the white plastic ones, wrapped in hemp).

Washer pendant and, yes, washer earrings (the white plastic ones, wrapped in hemp).

A found collage, which I was supposed to have done for the Challenge Accepted challenges from Art House Coop. I confess up front: I spent 20 minutes.

A found collage, which I was supposed to have done for the Challenge Accepted challenges from Art House Coop. I confess up front: I spent 20 minutes.

From my sketchbook, fantastical architecture: five-minute collages from scraps of photos.

Coffee love.

Coffee love.

A pic of my completed necklace and earrings. I had to restring it when I miscalculated the length of the wire I needed for the crimping. I also tried out the wire wrapping technique on the silk cord.

A pic of my completed necklace and earrings. I had to restring it when I miscalculated the length of the wire I needed for the crimping. I also tried out the wire wrapping technique on the silk cord.

Oh so fancy croissant bag

Oh so fancy croissant bag

I got on a washer-pendant roll last month, and here are the results. Two of them having matching earrings. I’m deciding on a clever way to make a matching set for the lime green swirl one (middle row, on the right), using some kind of nontraditional substrate, maybe a plastic washer!

UPDATE: I did use small plastic washers for the lime green swirl necklace, wrapping them in the hemp cord. Then I dug out some vintage buttons to make earrings for the red polka dot necklace.

New necklace in progress

New necklace in progress

African-inspired necklace I made this morning. #jewelry

African-inspired necklace I made this morning. #jewelry

Pina colada, trashy romance. Perfect spring Saturday.

Pina colada, trashy romance. Perfect spring Saturday.

Rehoboth Beach early fall

Rehoboth Beach early fall

Frederick Md vintage boutique

Frederick Md vintage boutique

Asheville NC coffee shop

Asheville NC coffee shop