If you are a fan of Pinterest and all of the wonderfully inspiring categories, I have a call-out for you to join me there.
Pinterest is an online sharing community where there are many visuals posted from an array of people. I love show-casing Club Creative Studio Art there as well as linking my blog posts to the site. I post to share and inspire you with our art.
If you have time, check out my boards and see the useful and fun information I share there. I have several board collections to follow. Simply press the “See on Pinterest” button below in this post. Once on the site you can Join Pinterest for free if you are not already familiar with it. I am thrilled to have you follow the boards you wish by pushing the “Follow” tab to see what I am sharing next. Thank you!
The Philadelphia Art Box Project has finally come to an end and it’s time to look at the box in this part VI post. Although I was unable to make the deadline for the Art Box initial display, due to being out of state at the time of the gathering, I am making sure that the Art Box has a good home.
Strides are being made in gaining suggestions for a display site for this hand-painted and mosaic Art Box created by Club Creative Studio. I wonder where it will end up? I hope it is local.
The art box is also a decorative storage spot. The front door opens and can be used to keep materials dry, just as it would for newspapers (the original intention of the box). The box will remain unlocked. If it is displayed indoors, there is an opportunity to use this Art Box as a storage spot.
Here are the final photos of my Art Box. Let me know what you think. In the final post about this subject, I will include photos of the rest of the submissions for this community art project. There were twenty four other Art Box creations.
In design, every problem has a solution, if you know what to look for and what to do to solve a design challenge.
PROBLEM & SOLUTION:
Remember this hand-made necklace I called: Yippee, Skippy, Spiffy, Hippy from yesterday’s Facebook post?
As I modeled it, I noticed that the ceramic pedant often twisted to its back side. I don’t know if that would bother you BUT IT DID BOTHER ME, especially since it was not intended to be reversible.
I would like to share the solution to this problem. If you ever have a necklace that does this, examine two points carefully to identify a particular problem. I am always happy to make the needed adjustments for you if this is a concern with any necklace you wear.
As in this photo of the necklace: Examine to see if the dangle pendant has a correct balance. Is it supported by a strong or a wide enough jump ring (metal loop as in figure 1.)
It may need a double loop attached for weight distribution of a heavier pendant.
The length of the necklace and where it “hits” you against your neck, or chest may also be a factor. In that case an extender chain can always be added if a short necklace is a cause for twisting.
Consider too, (as in figure 2.) the connecting point. It may be in need of being wider or doubled to prevent the “pendulum” movement from front to back. For me, this is a simple adjustment, I am always happy to make a necklace more appealing for a purchaser.
This is a common problem but, it doesn’t have to be a problem for long. It is one reason why I like to try on and test a creation myself to avoid any aesthetic concerns in the first place.
Don’t give up on any problems you have with jewelry choices or comfortable wear, there is hopefully a solution to every problem. Does this help you as a “good to know” or helpful tip? Please let me know.