Saturday, January 23, 2010

Paper Path, Scissors Surf

Does it count as sleeping in when you stay up until 2:00 am making things and don't get up until 8:00 the next morning?

On the weekends I usually jump up and run to the studio by 6:00 am. Not this morning, though.

So if you've been anxiously waiting to find out about the giveaway, that's why I'm just now on the scene again this morning. I'm a lazybones!

I had an itch last night to use some glass and paper to create some connectors and pendants. After dinner I went down to the studio, and the rest is just being engrossed in what I was doing.

I had a stack of broken china crockery and I wanted to turn some pieces of it into little connectors also. Right in the middle of things when I was handling it I nicked my knuckle and the silly thing wouldn't stop bleeding - I applied a bandaid onto it and soldiered on. Who says making jewelry isn't dangerous sometimes. Especially when I'm tired, I get clumsy.

These are the results of that late night work. Old paper ephemera with lovely antique images, between glass and surrounded by swirls and loops of wire. I got started making the round ones and then decided to make some other shapes.

Here are the fronts of some of them.

And here are the backs of them. They're reversible!

I had decided to let myself play on Friday night, even though I had orders and requests to work on, I let myself do anything I wanted, just to play around at will. Apparently I wanted to do a lot, and I didn't want to quit.

Today I'll get myself focused back on orders and things I need to send out. But it was sure fun playing last night ... and early, early this morning. Happy Saturday!

Do you think these little glass soldered connectors are fun?


I really appreciate all the feedback about the way ahead in 2010. Some folks make New Year resolutions, I make decisions about the focus and energy, and you helped. There was a lot of great feedback about the pewter. I'm so happy you like it! Especially because I love-love-love making it. I know it won't be the only thing I make, I like to have things to use with the pewter and sometimes I want some color, too.

Anyway, the winner of the Pea Leaf Giveaway is Sue at Suebeads, thanks so much for your feedback. Click on the icon with "EMAIL THE RINGLEADER OF LLYYNN" and send me the shipping information and I'll get it out to you. I hope you like it!

And as I sometimes do, if you posted a comment on the Giveaway post on Monday, you get a 10% discount on anything in either Etsy shop - just put "PEA LEAF" in the comments to the seller and I'll send you the savings!

There's a lot of pewter in the Etsy shop right now, and some of the glass connectors, so you can hopefully find something you like there.


Marie Cramp said...

Don't you just love playing? I find some of my best pieces come out when I don't have anything planned. I love the new stuff!! Looks like you had a lot of fun :)


mairedodd said...

ummm, no ~ staying in bed until 8am after a late night does not count as sleeping in... but what wonderful things you created! having fun is so important... your imagination can soar... and with your skill level, the sky is the limit... these are great, lynn - congrats!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I'm happy to let go of the guilt - when I woke up and it was 8:00 am I felt like a layabout - sometimes on the weekend I get up at 5:00 am and run downstairs to the studio in my fuzzy slippers!

SummersStudio said...

Sleeping in at our house is more like 10am (not me). So I'm thinking especially after a late night, you got up pretty darned early. Lynn, how do you do it? One beautiful thing after another, in one medium after another. These pieces are wonderful.

Riki Schumacher said...

These are GREAT Lynn! Play away, and yes, let go of that guilt. I have a motto...if it starts to feel like work, stop! What do you think? Take care, Riki

Alice said...

Oh my gosh, these are just gorgeous! You put so much work into them it's no wonder you wanted to sleep in!