This month, I'm taking some time to play around with some media and try a few new things that have been on my mind.
One of the things I've wanted to try is weaving. I love the big wall hangings, but I wanted to try making some woven hangings small enough to wear.
Here's my first try. I attached some hemp cord to a twig, taped it down to my work surface and wove some recycled sari yarn through it.
I like the unstructured look to it, but if I want to do more weaving, I think I'll have to make or buy a loom and learn a bit more about weaving.
I think I'll add something over the weaving, like this brass dragonfly that I colored with alcohol inks.
Also on my long list of things to try this summer: more copper jewelry with hammering and stamping, etching copper, enameling and mixed media jewelry. We'll see what I am able to fit in between design work and grandkids!
What are trying this summer? I hope you are taking some time to try new things and just play a little without thinking too much about the end result! Enjoy!