Saturday, September 11, 2010

Studio Saturday at Art Bead Scene

Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a 
free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This weeks winner is Paige MaximCongratulations! 
You have won a a pendant from the studio of Jennifer Heynen
Send Jennifer an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.

This week we visit the studio of Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions In Clay.

I have lots of cans lying around since I made a fish with recycled cans for the scales. 
I have a show next weekend and I have been trying to come up with a jewelry item using the cans. Above is one of my ideas for using the aluminum cans. I cut disks out with a large paper punch, put 2 together with eyelets that are used for scrapbooking. Michaels was clearancing a wire spiral maker doohickey by Beadalon, which worked well for this application. 
Paula Radke dichroic beads were used as a drop for the earrings. 

My Question this week is:
What would you do different if you were brainstorming jewelry incorporating a recycled material? 
Use less, add more? Different material?

Leave a comment on Art Bead Scene's Blog and you could win 2 small puzzle piece buttons.

Have a great beginning of Fall Weekend!