I also finally fixed my feather earrings after forgetting they existed for about a year and then discovering them in a bag full of hair ties (along with my black heart earrings which have been missing for the same amount of time). I bought them for $20 at the University District Street Fair my freshman year of college. I wore them all the time and then one of the feathers fell off of the leather strip that it was glued to, which attached it to the earring hook. I removed the other feather from the leather (heehee it rhymes) and attached them both to tiny metal clamp things that I purchased on Etsy. I also added lightning bolts that were on a different pair of earrings because I thought it would look cool. And it does. And yes I am wearing a Back to the Future shirt in these photos which I thrifted from the men's section at Goodwill two years ago. Go ahead and be jealous.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Breaking Out of a Creative Slump
I'm not actually in a creative slump right now, but working with a medium other than the one you normally work with is a great way to break out of a creative slump. I have a whole pile of jewelry made that I haven't listed yet because I haven't sold any since before Christmas. So instead of making even more jewelry I decided to make a Space Invader on my wall out of Post-It notes. Because I'm awesome and also because I have a lot of Post-It notes that I never use because I prefer virtual Post-It notes. It was pretty easy and also slightly time-consuming to make. I found a picture of a Space Invader on Bing and then I drew it in pixel form. Then I got my Post-It notes and started putting them on my wall. Then they started to fall off so I grabbed my duct tape and attached it to the back of each one. It wouldn't have taken nearly as long if I didn't have OCD. As it is, it still isn't perfect. The bottom arms don't line up. But I'm happy with it. The whole thing took me about an hour and a half.