Who else has tons of half thought out projects cluttering up your workspace? C'mon, I know I'm not alone! Over the last few months I've managed to get quite a few of these finished up and out the door... I thought I'd share a couple of them with you here now since I hadn't done that yet.
First up, I finally made something with some of the polymer clay charms that I started at the Inspired by Nature Retreat in October 2017. I finished up two sets... the first one pictured has already sold. We aren't going to talk about the bag full of the other pendants and charms that still haven't been finished up!
Next, I made a sweet little necklace with a butterfly pendant that I had painted a while back in a crazy fit of patina paint play! I used a mix of gemstones and Czech glass for the links and used a strand of fun "dancing" pearls around the back. I hope that this one finds the right person to fly home with!
I also had another green butterfly pendant in my painted pile... this one in profile. This one I whipped up using a design idea that I've used before with other colors in the past. I grabbed some faceted agate beads along with a couple of different Czech glass beads in various shades of green.
Another LONG lingering project is a bracelet bar that I had used a DecoEtch die and patina paints on ages ago. I painted a fun brass vine piece that I planned to rivet on top. Well, those two pieces have sat gathering dust for ages, but I finally put on my thinking cap and worked out the riveting. Once the bracelet bar was all put together, pulling together the rest of the design was easy peasy!
Next up, a pair of earrings with a pair of cute charms made by my friend Monica Peña of Mariposa Originals. Now these charms haven't been lingering quite as long as some things, only since October, but I'm still counting them since they've been sitting quietly together in my "to-do" container since I got them.
Last, but not least I finished one of my oldest UFOs. I made the resin filled pendant several years ago and it has been sitting in a bag with some beads and findings ever since. Yikes! I bit the bullet and got this bright and happy necklace finished. This one is currently at the Arts Council of Carver County Holiday Gift Show.
I still have a stupid number of unfinished projects, but it's nice to have some of them off my plate and out of my mental space! I hope I've inspired you to tackle some of your UFOs!