Fresh Baked Designs

Adventures in jewelry making

Comforting work… September 12, 2017

Filed under: Archives — Fresh Baked Designs @ 4:02 pm

My heart aches with the events of recent days…displaced persons, loss of life, destruction from flood and hurricanes and earthquakes and fires. And then, the anniversary of 9/11. It feels like too much to bear, doesn’t it? But I dare not turn away. It would not honor those who are suffering and those who are helping. So I pray and send what I can. And look for ways to help those around that I can touch, taking encouragement from all the wise people who are writing and reminding us to be kind to each other.

 Every act of kindness and humanity helps.

It also helps to take a little time to do what I love…mess around, try new things, and make some jewelry. Taking a break from the world. Replenishing, refreshing, relaxing.

Here are a few pair of earrings after trying out some new Vintaj patina paints and alcohol inks on brass, copper, and base metal.  Added bits and bobs of beads and ear wires.  Only four, but it feels nice to accomplish and make something with my hands.

 

painted turq. leaves

 

painted palm leaves

 

 

painted discs

 

 

painted leaves

 

What are you doing to help yourself through these tough times?  And if any of you kind readers are in the midst of these disasters, I am truly sorry and pray that you and your loved ones are safe and sheltered.

Lynda

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Late night addition of this altered brass dragonfly component…using metal patina paints, epoxied jewels, and a bit of a tweak of the wings for added dimension.

 

altered dragonfly 1

 

altered dragonfly 2

 

 

 

 

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