Friday, August 21, 2009

Jewelry Inspired by Tim Holtz

Wednesday night I co-taught a jewelry class at Heidi's meetup group. I did these pieces as samples, but encouraged everyone to do their own thing, and they did some fabulous work.
The first two pieces were done with Tim Holtz's ornate plates. This one was colored with alcohol inks and decorated with some of Tim's foliage (also colored with the AIs).
The next one I left uncolored. The image is from Suze Weinberg's wonderful Instant Art collage book. It's covered with a coat of Glossy Accents, and blinged out with some crystals.
For this one, I used one of Tim's keyholes and a philosophy tag. The little clock I had in my stash, and the key is an old rusted one that I dabbed with a bit of gold alcohol ink.
This might be my favorite, because I love bird images. The charm is a Ranger memory frame. The image from my stash; can't recall where I got it. The roof is one of Tim's corner pieces, and I used one of his trinket pins to make it wearable. The little bird charm is from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, and I toned down the original brass color with some blue alcohol ink. I made the little bird's nest with 24g wire and some white "pearls." After making the nests I saw a tutorial for them. Turns out there's a better way to do them, so my next batch should be even nicer.

9 comments:

Christina said...

Oh these are all so pretty... I think the clock one is my favorite, but they are all very very pretty!
Hugs, Christina

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YUM YUM YUM These pieces are AMAZING girl!!!!!!

Wanda H said...

Eileen, these are fabulous!!!! I just have to do some things like these... oh, my want-to-do list is too long :-))

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Beautiful jewelry, Eileen!!

Diann said...

I love your jewelry...just beautiful, Elaine! Thanks for sharing - it has put me in the mood to play with beads again!
Diann

inge said...

hello Eileen,

nice jewelry ! I haven't played with this Tim stuff, I don't have any of it yet, but when I see your pieces, maybe I should look out for them too.
Do you wear all the pieces yourself ?

greetings from belgium
Inge

Ann said...

absolutely beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous as always! You are such an inspiration. Kathy

Nancy said...

As always, beautiful creations, Eileen!
I have that little clock face in my own stash ... I might just have to "borrow" your idea & make something for myself. *lol*