I have long been a fan of metal artist, Susan Lenart Kazmer. Her work with metal, resin and found objects are simply unique with a high “cool” factor! Here is a picture of a classic SLK charm bracelet from the cover of her book, which I own:
Now, you can create her look yourself with many charms, pendants and findings found at your local Michaels Craft Store under the label, Industrial Chic. Here is a sampling of products:
If you are into this look, now it can be yours for a low price! I bought about 20 pieces from the collection at 50% off last week, so look for when Michaels runs another sale. I paid $4 per charm pack or pendant.
Other News: The countdown has started for my next sailing adventure. This time, Joe and I are bareboat chartering with talented mixed media artist, Lori Seavey-Christian and her husband, Larry Christian. Lori and I have been close friends for several decades. You might recall my past “Carla & Lori’s Creative Adventure Weeks” where Lori and I get together, take over her Living Room, and just create!
Lori & Larry do not sail, so Joe and I are planning to make sailors out of them. We thought heading back to the BVI would be an excellent place to introduce them to chartering. Besides, I love the snorkeling there, and visiting all our favorite places again.
I will make a report after we come back. For obvious reasons, I do not want to advertise the dates we will be gone, even though I have someone to come house sit and babysit the pets when we do this.
Knowing that I needed to find my 1)snorkeling gear, 2)sailing gloves, 3)swimsuits, and other gear; I decided to clean out my closet. I don’t know about you, but my house is really clean, EXCEPT for my closets. You know it becomes bad when your master walk-in closet is no longer a walk-in. So, fueled with coffee, I decided to tackle it.
Hours later, I had about 6 bags of giveaway or throwaways. I did find all the items on my list above. Now my closet is a clean and tidy again, just waiting to slowly revert into its former state. It is inevitable, so I just learn to appreciate order while it lasts.
I challenge all my readers to think about cleaning out a pantry, drawer or closet. Nah…. on second hand, I challenge you to just create something. It’s a lot more fun! Cheers, Carla