Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2 doodles

I just returned from a month in California visiting family, friends, 
digital fabrication spaces, and exhibiting at the Maker Faire. 
Sketchbooks are convenient to work with when traveling. The 
stationary store in the Kinokuniya Mall always yields new drawing 
tools and I like using ballpoint pens in soft, brushy ways. That red 
text above actually says, "Good people disobey bad laws."

Back in Providence, I'm playing around in the shared studio 
downtown. New friend Paul Brazio gave us each storyboarding 
moleskines. I made this image with pencil shavings and tape.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

More and bigger

I made another pair of pom pom earrings. To make them yourself, follow the technique demonstrated in my most recent tutorial video, but make some smaller batches of pom poms in a variety of diameters to create a gradient of sizes for the finished jewelry project. To build the earrings just tie the pom poms onto existing hoop earrings utilizing the longer belts that should still be hanging off of each pom pom. If you accidentally cut off the belts, use a needle and thread to securely sew the pom poms to the hoop earring (simply around the metal or plastic.)
Ask questions if you have any! 

A neat reference is the book,  Tassels: The Fanciful Embellishment by Nancy Welch.