Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This-n-That, 6/17/14

I brought back a nasty little bug (virus-type, not as cute as one in image) from Europe but I'm slowly improving.   While I continue to catch up on things, thought I'd share a few bits of "This-n-That" with you today!

1)  For fun, let's start with flowers currently blooming in my yard!  :-)

Large hosta in bloom in the front yard.

As many of you will know,
hydrangeas are one of my favorites each year
and keep their blooms much of the summer!
These grow on the North side of the house
and provide me with color inspiration!

2) I've been working on metal components for the store recently.   I did a custom order for altered metals last week and made some extras for the store.  These and more are already listed.

Samples of newly added altered metals.
Items in this section are typically raw brass pieces
I purchase and treat with layers of color patinas & sealants
for a unique look.

Now I'm at work on handmade metals and hope to get those sealed, photographed, and added to Sharyl's Jewelry this week.   Below is a "sneak-peak!"

Items in the Handmade Metal Components section
start with metal disks or sheet metal I cut,
then emboss, punch, shape, colorize, and seal.

If you would like to see how other designers have used my components in their own handmade jewelry, please visit my Pinterest page!  

Here is a sample of what you'll find there--a recent pair of elegant earrings made by Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns:

Turquoise Brass Fans Handmade Earrings Czech Glass Swarovski Jewelry

3) Finally, for those who can't get enough fix-up ideas for workrooms, visit the Art Bead Scene post on storage from 6/16/14.   There are some wonderful, artistic storage ideas there!

(If you missed our own "Clean-up/Fix-up" Challenge, 3/1/14, click here to see the results! Thanks again to all who participated!)

I'm hoping to post more vacation photos soon! In the meantime, have a great day!



Bug: http://www.wpclipart.com/animals/bugs/a_bug_icon.jpg

Photographs by Sharyl, 2014



ShadowDogDesigns said...

Sharyl, I am thrilled that you shared one of my creations using a pair of your beautiful fans. Thanks you so much. And . . . almost hate to see the new bronze pretties you have posted - LOL! Lucky you to have hostas and hydrangeas. Even though I love the desert, I still miss many of the flowers I grew on the the East Coast, these being some of them. Will share your post with the world. Thanks again!

Sharyl said...

Many thanks for your message here, Catherine! I'm honored you use my components and I love sharing your work. Thanks for sharing this post!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Feel better soon, Sharyl :) Europe! Oh how exciting! I look forward to your vacation photos, but you had me with your gorgeous flowers from home & your exquisite metal work! I think your components are easily the most beautiful ones I've ever seen! The colors are amazing and so pretty. Wow!! Beautiful!

Sharyl said...

What a dear you are! Thanks for the kind words, Rita! Much appreciated!