"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bottlecap Jewelry & Other Stuff

Yesterday was a gorgeous, sunny, nearly 80 degree day and today it is raining (which we desperately need) and the high will only be in the 50s. I was going to post photos of the trees today, but thought maybe most of you would rather see some art stuff.

I was sporting my new bottlecap charm bracelet and necklace the other day. Of course I have a cap on my keyring, and on my cell phone (got to advertise, ya know!) and my daughter said something to the effect of "Mom, you are just ALL bottlecapped!" So, ok, maybe I got a little carried away. But I do love my charm bracelet, it is very clinky and loud, but it is fun...

When my 6th grade son saw it, he said he thought just about any girl in his class would wear it! Guess I know what my target audience should be ... although I love wearing it, too.

And my necklace ... pretty sophisticated for a bottlecap, eh?

I have also been working hard to get some things into Fusions for the holiday season. In addition to more angel ornaments, I made some magnet sets from bottlecaps (what else?) and old playing cards:

And I finally settled on some frames (remember those from a few months back?) to sell:

I covered some of the frames with old maps - I think they are fun! I want to do more local ones, as I think those will probably sell the best.

I would love to get feedback on any of these projects, so please leave a comment if you'd like. In the meantime, I've got 13 people coming for Thanksgiving dinner in exactly one week and I really need to take some time to get my stuff picked up! Catch you later ...


TracyB said...

Michelle, LOVE your bottlecap jewelry!!!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Michelle - Just caught up on your last few posts and wow I love that sun printing tree!! All your creative endeavours look great - the frames are a great idea. And I can just imagine you clinking and clunking around with your bottlecaps! They look fantastic. Thanks too for dropping by my blog - I am seriously into rust these days!!

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Michelle - Haven't heard you around on Textile Challenges for a little while so thought I'd come over to see what you are up to - my you've been busy. I love all your bottle top stuff, very original - and the frames are great! Hope your Thanksgiving went well. Val