Well foremost on my mind is my heartfelt sympathy for all the people in Japan. No words can really express my disbelief as I've watched countless videos of the destruction & devastation. Cities can be rebuilt...but the sheer number of lives lost...it's just so sad and heartbreaking. It makes me especially thankful for everything in my life and how lucky so many of us are that we're alive, watching the clock tick, seeing a sunrise and sunset in normal settings. So count your blessings, say some prayers, offer up thoughts of hope and make some wishes.
The picture above shows two of my latest creations and will be transformed into some meaningful jewelry designs. They were created in a new Altered Art/Scrapbook style which are handpainted with a special pearlized watered down paint in order to achieve multi-hued blending with simple faux painting techniques. The muted, mottled, and patterned backgrounds are created with digital printouts (along with my own original watercolor artwork)...after which, "words" are flame burnt around the edges and layered on top. The piece is then varnished, crackled, antiqued, and varnished again. A lot of time consuming steps are involved in creating them...but they are so dimensional and make a big WOW impact in person. Look for a variety of these wooden pieces in my 2011 jewelry designs (pendants, necklaces, bracelets and some smaller style earrings), and also in our Supply store where they can be purchased from $8-12 depending on size. Here are some others in various stages of finishing...
And if you love Vintaj - check out our NEWEST additions featuring Vintaj Natural antiqued brass. These are also created with art-style digital prints as well as my own Watercolor paintings. These will retail at $5.50 - 10.00 depending on size.
Well - I'm signing off with one last thought...what would life be like if we didn't have any daylight savings time changes? I'm not sure. But after the latest "Springing Ahead" which caused a lost hour of sleep and deep confusion in my brain...I'm beginning to realize why Fall is my favorite time of the year LOL (because we FALL BACK and regain that lost hour of sleep)!
Don't miss your last chance to SPRING AHEAD to our SALE & Give-Away...All good things must come to an end...so fair warning - our 40% off sale at our Etsy and Artfire stores will be ending on 3/21/11.
Etsy: SPRINGTIME40 (promotional coupon code - enter at checkout)
ARTFIRE: prices reflect sale (no code necessary)
MARCH GIVE-AWAY CONTEST:
Simply post a comment here on our blog and/or be an official personal Facebook Follower (J-Lynn Jewels) and you could win your choice of Earrings from our Springtime Contest Album http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=277981&id=135485981953
Next WINNER will be chosen on St. Patrick's Day 3/17/11
Have a great evening :)