Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Working in my studio lately

Well, decided I had to get back to creating.  Been away from the work table and my sewing machine too long.  Here is what I did over the weekend.
First cowgirl cuff
Decided to try my hand at creating a cuff.  I see them everywhere these days -- blogs, books, and most recently in Stampington's lastest issue of Jewelry Affaire.  This one took a while to create.  The first few of anything new always takes me longer to get the hang of putting together the finished product.  Also saw a couple of necklaces in that same issue that were made from watch parts tins.  I have a few vintage watch tins for sale in Vintage Recycled.

Am going to make a few cuffs more before I offer them for sale on Vintage Recycled.  But in the meantime, I have created and have listed three more rhinestone cowgirl journals.  These have sold out every time I list a few of them.  There are a lot of cowgirls out there!!
Annie rhinestone cowgirl journal
Annie always had her gun with her.  I love this image of her.
Rodeo Star journal
This image is Mabel Strickland.  A real rodeo cowgirl in the early 1900's.  Besides being very pretty, she would ride broncs and rope calves.


Robin said...

Your cowgirl cuff is awesome Judy and as always your notebooks are just precious....I treasure mine!!

Shirley said...

Your cowgirl cuff is adorable. I am like you when I try something new. I am sometimes to critical of myself. I love the journals that you make. I enjoy stopping by to see what you have been doing. I hope you have a great day.

Dede Warren said...

While I too see cuffs everywhere, I would never actually wear one... they just aren't my thing. BUT yours is the BeST I've seen anywhere! Truly good stuff Judy! Love, love, LoVe it!

Judy said...

I've been wearing my cuff all afternoon and so far I'm likin' it. Did have to replace the elastic and buttons with Velcro -- easier to manipulate with one hand. I think it would look so cool over a long sleeve T-shirt with jeans and perhaps a jacket from J. Jill -- been studying the catalog!! As soon as I get my Mastercard paid off, I am going to order some clothes.