I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you have a some merriment planned for New Year’s celebrations. My family Christmas was small and quiet but good. I followed my muse to create a few Christmas gifts and decor items. And now that Christmas secrets have been revealed, I will share some more current Muse fun before we jumped into the New Year.
I am delighted to have found a way to resuse some of my beadwork as well as repurpose some containers and such I has collected waiting to see what they might “grow up to be”.
My Creative Gift of the Year went to my brother. An artist in his own right, years ago he gave me permission to adapt some of his art for my beadwork. So I adapted this sketch to beads
I created a bead graph in my computer software and then beaded a version of the dragon which I made into a necklace I wore for many years.
This year, I decided that it was time to revamp “Yevaud” to be my Brotherman’s Christmas gift. The necklace strap had wornout so I trimmed it off and secured the beadwork for reuse. The original plan didn’t work out but mounting “Yevaud” on this tin filled with some of his favorite tea was a MUCH better idea. I mounted the beadwork onto the tin with spray adhesive. Once dry I used Copic markers to add a textured look. And then dripped melted crayon onto the tin to give the flame some added dimension.
Hey, remember the candles from my last post?
Every candle needs a holder, so I made them some…
Look around your house for odds n’ ends that might work together to create interesting and sturdy shapes. I used Isagenix containers and empty jewelry wire spools for these.
Add some weight by filling the container with sand or add pennies like I did. Depending on your containers they can be a secret piggy bank ;)
Glue the pieces together. I used hot glue but use what works for the materials your components are made of.
Spray paint your desired color. This may take a coat or to to get full coverage. Allow to cure for 24 hours.
ENJOY! Happy New Year! May your muse take you on many enjoyable creative adventures in 2019!