A couple months ago, I received a wonderful box filled full of the most awesome goodies from the new Industrial Chic Line! I loved them so much, I almost immediately hopped in the car and headed to my local Michael's to see the rest of the line! Wow! Talk about kid in the candy store! Even with the stash at home, I still had my little basket filled in a blink of an eye with all sorts of the delightful thing-a-ma-bobs! I have lots of projects in store for these little lovelies!
I had been working in polymer clay, and within an hour or two had created the fun "Relic Rings" out of the Industrial Chic ring bezels! I love the fat and wide and smooth styling- no pinching of fingers here when sizing.
Using the 2 part molding putty, I created molds from some vintage cameos I owned, and with the addition of polymer clay, metal paints and a patina or two I was thrilled at the results.
Encouraged by the polymer clay fun, I decided to take my "Vintage Vessels" further with added Industrial Chic flare. I particularly enjoyed the pinch frames, as I could pry them apart easily and add some of my own vintage photos and flowers and reassemble them under the transparency.
I adore the metal knobs as the feet and the dangling charms make me smile. What fun it was to take something I've been doing for awhile and change it up with the addition of these beauties! I love going further and pushing myself to do more, and with this line, it makes it simple and successful!
I'll be teaching this Vintage Vessels class on Friday August 24th in Lisle, IL (Chicago area) at the Create Mixed Media Retreat! Still have a few spots open, come join me!
Our fun continues with a second Blog Hop for Industrial Chic. Here are the artists participating in the August Blog Hop: See previous post to follow the great ideas in the July Links!