I leave for Toronto this coming Thursday – I am STRESSED, lol!!
There are so many things I need to take care of before I go, including adding more new pieces. I’ve got a-plenty new pieces that haven’t been seen yet, however, I NEED MORE!
I came up with a lot of new pieces that dared me to expand my horizons and experiment with materials I’ve never used before. Like using ribbons:
I needed more supplies, so I went on a run for some. And I fell in love. With leather. I saw it out of the corner of my eye. It kind of crooked its finger at me, beckoning me to come forward.
It was a gorgeous leather strap that could be used to make a cuff bracelet. Its skin was smooth, just begging to be stamped. The potential it had – infinite. Wire. Cords. Beads. Plates. It was too much, I had to touch it.
I picked it up and it said, “You like?”
“Take me home?”
I looked at the rack. There were a ton more of them. I scooped ALL of them into my basket.
I heard a muffled noise from the bottom of the basket – “Hey! I thought we had something special!”
Now the guilt came crashing over me. “It’s not metal. It’s not wire. It’s LEATHER. HOW COULD I BETRAY MY PRECIOUS SILVER?!?”
Apologies ran through my brain on overdrive.
I went home and immediately set up to work. I created a phenomenal “Hello Boys” stamped onto a silver plate and attached it to the band.
I then stamped the band with some gorgeous markings. I LOVE the effect the stampings have on the leather!
I went on to create a bunch of new pieces, I hope I have the chance to show them to you in person at TorCon!!
TorCon is literally days away and I’m so super excited that I’ll be there to meet you in person!
I’m trying really hard to get out to the other conventions that are happening in December up through March 2014. You can help me with my small business AND get some great perks out of the deal!
If you go to my Click Start Me campaign – http://tinycs.me/9T check out the great incentives I have for you!
If you donate, you get a gift certificate equal to your donation amount good at my shop: www.eldwenne.etsy.com!
You think that’s good? Well if you donate $25 or more – I will add an ADDITIONAL $25 to your gift certificate!
If you can’t donate but want to share my link and someone you share my link to donates – YOU BOTH WIN! You will receive a gift certificate for $25 AND the donor will receive their gift certificate in the appropriate amount.
It’s a win/win, you’re supporting a small business, and helping me get on my feet.
I hope to see you at TorCon and if you are a blog reader of mine, mention that to me at the con – I have a special gift for you!!!
Thank you all!!
Oh Jodi, if only I could be there! I’ll be thinking about you and you’ll have to send me a long chatty email when you get home to tell me all about it. I’ve never been to one of these conventions and they sound like a lot of fun. But, anywhere where you are is bound to be a lot of fun. Take care and have a wonderful time!