Wednesday, October 28, 2009

INCHIES

I always feel like I have to do or try something new, so this was this weeks "new" thing.
They are called inches, and they are exactly that ...1" in diameter, and you have to create a tiny piece of art. Of course I thought it would be fairly easy, and was I waaaaaay wrong!! I just about had a nervous breakdown, and it took three days to accomplish this! But, I did it, and it did start to grow on me, ...kinda. It does feel good though when you are finally happy, after that struggle. And am I the only one who likes a challenge? I think the aggravation sometimes actually makes me feel ALIVE, adrenaline pumping, and the imagination is in overdrive!

13 comments:

Lenna Andrews said...

Sharon, you have challenged yourself, struggled & perservered. I love your round inchies, they are incredible! you go girL!
xo lenna

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

So much beauty packed into such a small space. I can definitely see how this would be a challenge. They are beautiful!

stregata said...

The smaller the space, the bigger the challenge! Congrats on such tiny wonders of beauty! Now why am I thinking of bezels??? Love them, Sharon!

Cindy said...

You know I always wondered what "Inchies" were..thank you for clearing that up! These turned out so amazing..you'd never know you struggled at all...they just seem to flow so easily for you. And I agree with Renate..what pretty pendants these would make!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

so sweet!

Esther said...

i'm totaly agree with you Shari!! it's why i love challenges!! we can go out of our customs and make alot of different things!! i use to make squares inches, i did'nt know that we can do circle!! so good idea!! can i take your picture for my saturdays "bubbles" challenges here in france?? you will be THE example!! can I?? pleassssssssssse ??
they are all fabulous!!
romizkiss S

Marilyn Rock said...

Sharon; I just recently worked on some inchies and twinchies for the first time. I ended up really enjoying them. Isn't it amazing how much you can get on those little substrates? I ADORE what you did with your inchies! Love your images and collages! xxoo

Terri Kahrs said...

Whoo-Hoo! Your inchies are fabulous, Sharon! I'd never have guessed that these were your first. I, too, could see these with bezels and a bit of bling!!! Nicely done - I'm so happy you persevered! Hugs, Terri xoxo

sharon said...

You have all made me feel soooo much better about this project...thank you all sooo much!

Renate, that is a fantastic idea about the bezels. I've only tried it once and failed, but I think I know what I did wrong. Looks like I'm setting myself up for another challenge! Thank you!

Sandra Evertson said...

They are Lovely!
Sandra Evertson

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Sharon, they look wonderful...I bet that was difficult to work in a 1 inch space...I agree a challenge does make you feel alive!

anna maria said...

I don't think I'm so into a challenge. I would love to find something to do easily over and over, that just flowed out of me effortlessly.

Your "inches" are wonderful, one would never know it took you three days. Looks like it just came naturally!

Barbara Lewis said...

It seems as though the things we love the most are those that challenge us to grow! Beautiful work!

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