Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New Blogger and a Challenge

So, I fully apologize for not writing yesterday. I fully intended to write a nice long piece, but I had a doctor's appointment(blech!) where I had to get a shot. So now my leg is swollen at the spot, I have a big red bruise, and it hurts. Gotta love modern medicine.

Anyway, I finished, finally, my Creative Challenge last week. Hooray! Took me long enough what with the biggest birthday in the history of 8 year olds. I'm quite pleased with the turnout though. The challenge last week was to combine the spring color of cappucino with some other color from the spring color chart. I think I may have cheated, but hey, I'm the creator of the challenges. I'm allowed to cheat a little. I used faceted chalcedonys for the color. Love chalcedony. It just has the warmest tones no matter what color you get. I accented the chalcedonys with sterling silver filigree, of course, made by me. I did something a little different this time and finished the ends by balling them with my torch. It looks really great. Have I told you how much filigree is a pain even though I love it? Technically, I guess mine isn't filigree, but it's my version of filigree. Guess what I called it? Filigree Fandango. I have no idea where that name came from, but there it is. If you would like to see Filigree Fandango in its natural setting, it can be found in my shop. You can also view other challenge pieces on Flickr.

Today I want everyone to say hello to Craftymoose. She is a friend from Etsy and a new blogger. Just started her blog yesterday so please head on over and give her a warm welcome. She does amazing things with beads. I'm quite envious actually. You can check out her Etsy shop here.


stilettoheights said...

love that piece Aimee!!!

I already have started stalking Crafty this morning!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you Aimee for the intro--that was so sweet of you! I'm learning little by little...Just posting a comment will be my third thing learned today!

I absolutely love this bracelet, especially the clever way you chose to close it!

gilfling said...

I really love this cuff Aimee - especially the ball ends - it just finishes it off so beautifully. Hope your leg is feeling better - gosh it sounds painful! OOh I need to check out craftymooses blog!