some crafty inspiration

July 22, 2007

I think my love affair with rhinestones began with vintage costume jewelry.  I draw so much inspiration from candy colored beads, and the desire to create something new with old, discarded, broken and utterly tacky jewels.  As an illustrator and free-lance artist, I’d be lying if I said that painting didn’t sometimes feel more like “work” than play.  Thankfully, whenever I start to feel a little “drained,” the crafty goddess inside of me always emerges with some fabulous project…be it jewelry making, sewing, restoring old furniture, crocheting…etc…

Costume Jewelry

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