And here we are to New Year's Eve already! I want to wish each of you a very happy, healthy, creative new year in 2012!
I thought I would round out this year's posts (my 200th, in fact - wow!) with some images of gifts I created over the holidays. I was bracelet-crazy this year and had a wonderful time making these for friends and family:
Double wrap in 1.5mm brown leather with 4mm sodalite beads and a dark blue button closure.
Double wrap in 1.5mm brown leather with 4mm sodalite beads and a pearly button closure.
Double wrap in 1.5mm brown leather with 4mm lapis lazuli beads and an antiqued gold metal button closure.
Single leather wrap with 6mm flower amethyst beads and a cute purple and silver button closure.
Red leather macrame bracelet with a cute candy-cane striped bead for the closure.
Double wrap with 1.5mm dark brown leather
and gorgeous 6mm Tiger's Eye beads and a swirly brown and tan button for closure.
Double wrap black leather with elegant 4mm cat's eye quartz beads and a black button closure.
Another double wrap with black leather and 4mm cat's eye quartz beads, this time with a cloth-covered black button closure.
Double wrap in 1.8mm black leather with beautiful, vibrant green malachite beads and a faceted black button closure.
Double wrap with dark brown leather and 4mm Charoite beads. The swirls of browns, earthy greens and golds in the beads matched very well with the leather and gold metal closure.
Double wrap with 1.5mm black leather with fun snowflake obsidian beads and a silver metal flower button closure.
I also did a couple of additional jotter journals with some of my Spoonflower fabric swatches.
I am looking forward to a new year of creativity, drawing, beading, and perhaps more bookbinding. I am also interested in opening an Etsy shop, and I have some of my own ideas of what I'd like to include...what things would you like to see there?
Well, stay tuned for more creative adventures. I'd love to hear about the new things you are hoping to try in the new year, too, so let me know!
Happy New Year!