Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The title is...


Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal Clay, Wire, Resin, and More. What do you think? Thanks to everyone who strained their brains to help me name this book, especially Gaea who came up with the first part and Andrew for the dozens of options! That was fun, stressful, but fun. So, I'm part way through the beginning stages, I've made props (see my girl holding that apple house that used to be a gourd?and the bust behind her, that was dark brown in previous pics) and jewelry and drawings. Not as much jewelry, yet. I've laid loads of things out, then rearranged them over and over. I have to be the slowest beader of all time! The problem is how long it takes me to pick things out, my collection is quite large, so sorting through just labradorite takes ages.
The creative process for this is really intuitive. I made an outline and I know exactly what projects I have to make, but designing everything so the colors coordinate with the backgrounds and props is a challenge. I am now very aware of how much work it takes to complete a book and can hardly believe how much is left to do! I won't be sleeping or leaving the house, or my studio, because I never leave. I've only left when necessary and then its like I'm creeping out of a warm cocoon, into the cold, windy and bright outdoors. I get seriously bundled up to face it. We went to the mall the other day so Azalea could play on the playset and I felt like I was going to go into some sort of sensory overload induced seizure. I'm shocked I forgot what chaos the holidays are. Ick. I am not into holiday shopping. I suppose I should start thinking of presents, so far all I've bought are things for my dolls. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

7 comments:

Sheila said...

I like how you made both sets of Blythe's eyes looking at Azalea in the picture. Great name for the book! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Cynthia Thornton said...

Yo Dink- I didn't do that. They are probably mad that Azalea loves Ellowyne doll more. Yeah, I can't wait till its finished too!

Eva said...

If it makes you feel better, I also haven't done much of anything as far as Christmas preparations go. We're snowed in right now, so I won't be doing much today, either. But I still have the internet, so no worries.

Also, I noticed the Blythe dolls also, but Sheila beat me to the comment.

Softflexgirl said...

I am really excited for you book. I love that we get to watch the process of putting it together on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Happy holidays!
Sara

Gaea said...

I'm so glad I was of some tiny bit of help! I think that title is great and from your above post thought "Bewitched Jewelry" would be a spiffy title too. I think we were all circling around the same words and would have gotten there eventually. I am so super excited about your book!

Betty BeadBug said...

The title sounds great...can't wait to see it all finished.

belvedere beads said...

a perfect title!
your props are so, well, enchanting. the book promises to be so much more than another jewelry making book. i can't wait.