Thursday, January 30, 2014

Small Changes = Big Impact

Now my noggin is always trying to figure out how to make small changes to already beautiful items....here are some small changes that make a big impact...

Using a beautiful brass bird stamping,I hammered it on a round mandrel and then soldered on jump rings made out of bronze wire...



I added some patina,then attached some delicious leather cord,closure and beads.


Here I simply added metal paint to a yummy copper plated frame




and lastly I wanted to add some bling to a ready made bronze bezel,so I cut up some rhinestone strand and attached it to the frame with resin creating a scalloped frame.I LOVE this look!!





I finished this piece with a yummy handmade leather bail,brass drop Paper Whimsy Image and resin.


So,there you go,making small changes,but having a big impact! Happy Creating friends!!


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

14 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Just wonderful to see the process!
I am an admirer of your art!

Linda said...

You are amazing and I LOVE your creations, I wish you were closer so we could play together...thanks for blogging, it is a great way for the rest of us to appreciate the beauty. I have a thought that wanders through my mind...if someone creates something and no one sees it is it creative? Can you create in a vacuum?....

Kathie said...

This is so beautiful! I love the idea of attaching the chain using Resin!! I never thought of that!! Your work is just gorgeous!

Lupe Meter said...

Oh my heavens, such beautiful creations, Cat! Yummy, yummy, yummy! You amaze me and inspire me! :)

Piera said...

hello! This beautiful pendant has a retro charm!
Can I ask where to find these components in copper, lunettes ò cans as you call it?
In Italy I do not find anything like it .. can you give me some advice on where to see?
thank you ..

Terry F said...

You have an incredible talent! You make such wonderful pieces. I want a day with your brain and creativity!!!! XOXOXO

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

You are making some soulful work here my friend. So happy for you. xox

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Such cool pieces, Cat. The collaboration with O&E is great--such great projects with their unique stuff.

AngelicaS said...

So beautiful, love it!! Must check out O&E.

Chris said...

Purty stuff girl! Love the techniques AND your enthusiasm!

CraftyHope said...

What a great reminder! You've got a great eye for those extra-special embellishments. Everything here is so lovely.

Ana K. said...

OMG I am so glad I found your blog…fantastic, unique and very creative work! Hugs from Slovenia

Gaby Bee said...

These pieces are absolutely amazing! You always inspire me!

Hugs,
Gaby

Amanda said...

Oh I just love the way you create dear Cat!! I just thought of you today when I found a slip of paper a friend had given me who does altered books and who wrote down where she gets her supplies - from the Creative Underground in Fort Collins, Colorado. Wondering if you've heard of them as they do similar work?