Monday, March 15, 2010

300 more rings to make

Today I made and posted the picture of my 65th ring on a group called "Ring a day" on Flickr.
It had been fun and challenging at the same time. The goal is to make one ring a day for a year. That's 365 rings. I have my own goals to follows. For example: I will try to make rings from materials that I already have at home, or someone gave it to me. I will try to used different kind of materials together, and, if I could, I will take up basic Metalsmith class, or convince my DH to show me how to solder.

Most of my rings are made with Polymer since I have a lot of it and I start making flower canes. I also used glass beads, wire, felt, stones, brads, small toys, etc. I also try to set up prop and taking good photograph.

Here is my favorite model, Mr. Middle. He has a screw sticking out of the other end. I think he meant to be a towel hanger, but I have so much fun using him instead of showing the rings on my wrinkle finger.
You can see more of my rings and Mr. middle HERE.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

A few pieces of mine at Synergy 2

This is the mosaic pieces by Lauri Mika. She asked 30 Polymer clay artists to send her a piece of 2"x2" work that represent us and she then put them together. The artwork was auction off at Synergy and I am glad to be a part of the project. When I got the first e-mail, I was delighted, then the second e-mail came, I started checking the "CC" and found the name like; Cynthia Toops, Donna Kato, Dayle Doroshow,.. a few more names that I make me feel like I was going to get panic attack. It was the most difficult 2"x 2" that I've ever made. I think I put too much Mica powder on it but I felt really fortunate to be given the opportunity to put my name and my work next to others. I think Libby Mills is the proud owner of the pieces. Humm... I wonder how much it went at the auction.

Second, I sent a pin to Synergy so they can put it up for auction. Really love this pin and had a second thought before I sent it to Susan Lumoto (thanks Susan). I named it "Two faces have I". The pink beads look like eyes. I think all the materials just fit together perfectly.
It went home with someone. I hope she like it.
I am saving $1 a day for 2 years so I will have enough money to go to Synergy 3. Then I can blog about it, you know, I enjoy telling the story. The "Synergy" jar is on my table now.