Tuesday, April 17, 2012

FINDING MY WAY





Finding my Way is the name of the article in the current issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry, which features my jewelry pouches. I thought I would give you some close ups of the bags, since not all my friends get this magazine, especially overseas. I can't even tell you how much I enjoy making these, and I plan on doing more, as soon as I catch up on everything else! My favorite part of making these is the total freedom I can have with the stiching, very similar to painting, I think it is the actual physical motion involved that makes me feel good. The other favorite part I have is in the last photo, the yellowish looking sideways running text. That is a transfer that I made off of a Polish newspaper that I found in a frame behind my grandmother's communion certificate, a beautiful piece in itself. In order to get the text to read the right way I had to take it to Kinko's and get a reverse copy, so when I did the transfer it would come out correctly, not that I think a lot of people would actually notice, but I would, and I have used this newspaper copy in some of my other art.

I will have new jewelry soon in the shop. In the meantime, thanks for visiting and I always love your comments!

16 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow what an awesoem sewing work Sharon.
Love all the little wonderful stitches. Gorgeous. xoxo

Mags said...

I got that issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry as soon as it got out and was very much inspired of your charming pouches! I made some myself, too, more simple though :-)

steufel said...

Oh my - just wow!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sharon,
congrats on being featured in Belle
amoire!! So very well deserved and I love the pouches.Just beautiful.Have a great week.
Hugs,
Marie

TesoriTrovati said...

So beautiful! I will have to see if I have that issue of Belle Armoire. Love that magazine. Someday I will do something worthy of being in those pages. Thank you for sharing these pretty pictures.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Dorthe said...

Sharon my dear, it/ they are/ is stunning- I totally love both. The way you decorate with the red thread, is fantastic and makes them so special, -love how you cut Maria in two ,and the polish newspaper copi- and your flower is so pretty.
Congratulations for being published again- you SO DESERVES it Sharon.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Claire said...

truly gorgeous!! and i love the story about the polish text and it would bother me, too, if it were backwards :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Everything about the pouches is so you. Homage to people you love, religious icons,well loved vintage, lovely. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

exquisite and congrats on the pubication! xo

Shelby Foxwell said...

Love the jewelry pouches! The article was fantastic! Congrats to you!

Terri said...

Oh my your jewelry bags are works of art! I really love the stitching and layering. But the sideways piece of print? Oh my! That is the icing on the cake!
Hugs,
Terri

Tuire said...

Lovely close ups! I know that feeling... not give a damn how things SHOULD be done ;) I have found the freedom to my doll makin and feel happy with them now!

Have a lovely and creative weekend!
Hugs
Tuire

Lesley Edmonds said...

Congrats on being published again Sharon :) These pouches are just glorious as I well know ;)
xx

Esther said...

thank you Sharitoooo !! and congrats again!! those pouches are magnifiques!! romizs

tao.owl said...

Wow, you are amazing! I love the many layers of these bags and the vintage feeling it provokes. I'm a fan!
Also, I want to say thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I know that Monica really appreciates it as well.

tao.owl

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