The I am thankful for the experience to have a new-found Hawaiian influence within my art.
Since Club Creative Studio relocated to Hawaii, I have naturally created items that have had a Hawaiian flair to them. Most times it includes the use of shells.
It is probably no surprise that using shells in creative ways are popular here. I have discovered new ways to incorporate shells and ocean-themes into recent jewelry art that I create. It has been a fun challenge as well as an expressive opportunity.
The island of Oahu has many inspirational factors to spark creativity. Culture, bright colors, flora, fauna, ocean waves, undersea life, mountains, craters, tropical jungles and sandy beaches just to name a few influences.
I have combined beads, charms, wires and shells in creative ways, and I see no limitations to the creative process featuring shells.
If you are interested in having a special shell wire-wrapped, I do custom requests and would love to help you transform one of your collected shells into wearable art. You may also check out the inventory online to see if there are readily available items to chose from. http://www.clubcreativestudio.com
Welcome to the Feature Friday post from Club Creative Studio.
This post highlights an interesting recent creation. It may have started out as “trash” but, I am happy that I can refer to it as “treasure” now. I spent time visiting an interesting person and in the mist of one of our conversations she quickly swept away the empty gun shells from a desk top to throw away. Her son, a police officer had the discarded shells from his training. Who knew that being tidy in front of me would make her change gears and not toss the trash.
I asked her if I could have the empty shells because I had an idea to drill a hole through it and somehow make an interesting pendant. She agreed to share them with a smile and a bit of confusion. It was hard for her to imagine that I could really use them for something artful. I had ideas in my mind, and I could not wait to show her the results.
Needless to say, I found a way to be creative with the empty shells.
Mixed with a combination of beads, metal wire, crystals, sequins and charms, these bullet shell casings are made to be one-of-a-kind, unique pendants hanging from a simple chain.
These creations will be available online after a brief introduction at a four-day holiday craft fair the first week of November, 2012 in Rockledge, PA.