i woke up early on monday and started the assembly of my book plate necklaces. shown below is one i completed a while ago. it's still one of my favorites. i fill the interior with polymer clay paper. i doodle on most of it and that is really time consuming.
this is both sides of the necklace, a warm and a cool.
i started by drilling out the holes in the book plates. at this point i was in the shop, drill in hand and my husband said to me, "are you doing anything today?" hmm. then he finally said, "other than that." :)
i cut the polymer paper to size and backed it with silver leaf. it's hard to see the paper due to the reflection of the lights. maybe they're not so impressive in their unfinished state, but i love them when they're done.
i also worked on polymer pens, craft knives and awls. these still need a bit of polymer work.
sunday i mostly worked on book covers, but i haven't taken pictures yet. yesterday i actually had to go to my day job! they are in a crunch since i've been sick. i wish i was able to help them out more, but i am still not up to par after artfest. i'm pretty sure the 2 naps i've taken today wouldn't fit into my work schedule.