Thursday, August 2, 2007

jewelry, etc.

Thanks for all the good wishes for my birthday! The best present is yet to come: on the weekend I am going to sit down and order some books from Can anyone recommend a book on collage/altered art that is simply a must-have? I have been contemplating Visual Chronicles by Linda Woods, or else Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth, or it's sequel Beyond the Unexpected - or both, or all of them? (being greedy now...) Or is there some other book I don't know about?
(I am big on doing my own backgrounds - whenever I can - , but also I have the feeling there is so much going on right now in paper crafts that I know little or nothing about - all these tags, brads, eyelets that keep popping up all over the place... I never have used them, and probably would not know how to! I think I might need help.)

I am taking part in Friendship Swap this month. (Toverikuu for all Finnish-speaking readers.) Every week you send a little something to your friend. Me and Nesse are being friends this month. This is what I received from her: a little something that made me happy today. Heart buttons, glue-on beach-y shapes, chipboard strawberry tags and some Victorian style flower basket pics. Thanks, Nesse!

Have I been productive today? click click!
Sure I have. I made a gold and garnet bracelet with 14K gold heishi I had "swimming around" (hey, it happens...). I used pearl silk for knotting. My birthday gift to myself. (I must have been good!)


  1. Happy Belated Birthday. Thanks for visiting my blog. This is my current favorite book on altered art/creativity etc. It's great!

    Kaleidoscope: Ideas And Projects to Spark Your Creativity by Suzanne Simanaitis

  2. you dont have to offer anything... you WIN somthing! i got the paints from .. the brand is GOLDEN... they are awsome!

  3. Love the Claudine Helmuth and would also recommend Collage Lost and Found by Cirincione. Have a great time shopping for of my most favourite things to do!