Oh, before I get to the stuff I made to send to a couple friends, here's the first successful stencil I've ever done. I have these glittery watercolour paints that I forgot I bought years ago so I tested them out with a large metal stencil. First time the medium didn't bleed under the holes.
My dear friend and sister, Lady Axe, has been identifying more and more with Native American spirituality, especially the power of Mother Bear. I found this commercially-produced arrowhead in my craft stuff and recycled the bear charm off of an old necklace of mine and made her this necklace.
I made her a medicine wheel with ribbon, beads and a feather. It's quite small, probably 4" from top of wheel to bottom of feather.
This dreamcatcher surfaced in my supplies as well, as did the carved stone bear bead, so I added waxed linen cord with metal, glass, wood & ceramic beads, and a rawhide lace hanger.
My freshman year college roomie, Angie, is wonderfully creative and we had so much fun making stuff in our dorm room after our homework was done. She continues to inspire me with her photos and artwork so I made this project I saw on Pinterest. This is a small box I covered with paper, ribbon, real wood and an old key.
Inside the cover on the left and the project on the right.
She loves architecture and doors, so I used some door ephemera and made a fold out picture book, which is adhered to the bottom of the inside of the box. Then I decorated the pages by
crudely drawing doodles.
And the back side of the pages.