Friday, January 23, 2015

All over the place....

by MaryAnn Carroll

I guess that is the best way I can describe what I have been doing lately. I took a break from jewelry at the end of the summer to remodel our home. That is ALMOST done! Not quite, though. Following that I started painting the book themed Hop on Pop toy box for my youngest granddaughter Adelina. This is my fourth. When my first grandchild was born, I handmade all kinds of things. At the time, I wasn't thinking about more to follow! lol! I have had to limit what I do and the favorite is the toy box.








In between painting, I started making people pendants.




My son graduated, so I made him a BIG person...



Then I started getting into making copper bangles from tubing. They have been a tad bit addicting for me. I think it is because I get to see the results soon after I've starting creating them.... and there is just something about using a torch! I love to use fire to create with.





I made a few discs for my friend Karen McGovern, who makes amazing jewelry with them!



And now, I am back into the swing of making beads again. I was motivated by my grandchildren last weekend when we pulled out the glazes for work they made previously.


And especially, Chloe (almost age 5) and her band of 'pwenguins'.


They'll be hittin' the kiln soon!


So.... here's where I am at as of last night. I am trying not to destroy my kitchen table, but this Fed Ex box is not cutting it!


That's my story.... What's yours?

MaryAnn


4 comments:

Carol Dekle said...

You know I love those chests MaryAnn! Looks like the whole gang gets together and helps with the bead production. That's awesome. I can NOT wait to see your beads when they come out of the kiln! Also those cute little 'pwenguins'.

Jill H said...

Love the bead peeps! I'm on break due to my current love of needle felting little folks! Thanks for sharing. Love your work. Jill

Kathy Lindemer said...

You have been busy! I love the box you painted.

Jaslynn Joan said...

Excellent work!!!! Those people pendants are really awesome and look so funny.... Thanks for sharing this...
Jaslynn, Ecbilla

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