Friday, April 19, 2013

My WEEK in Review...Art Journals, ICE Resin & Jewelry!

I've been BUSY...creating everyday...something...trying new things...having BIG FUN!!!!!

I'm taking a jewelry class from Courtney Stein Birdsall at Serenity Studio Arts on Mon. nights. This is one talented metalsmith...let me tell you. I'm going to twist her arm to let me showcase some of her jewelry pieces in a future blog post!

 Last week I learned how to wrap sea glass.

This week I learned how to create a frame and wrap beads...I really love this technique!

On Thursdays two of my very favorite soul sisters come over and we spend the day creating art...usually working in art journals but this week I taught them how to create jewelry using the Media MiXage system from Spellbinders and ICE Resin. I can't talk about our little group because "what happens at Mart's...stays at Mart's" I will have to twist their arms to see if they will let me share.

Harriet's Rose Garden

Inspire the Dream Collection

My Creations

A sneak peek at a secret squirrel project that I am working that everything has arrived I can get started.

I have been playing in my journal and I am trying out a different approach...leaving some white space on the page. Here is the page I created and I'm really happy with different from one of my regular pages!

Last BUT not least...and truly thankful and excited...I will be teaching Art Journaling down at Serenity Studio Arts here in Elizabeth City, NC. 

I have been gathering supplies and information for several people who have never created an art journal. Courtney {proprietor of the studio} and myself are trying to create the concept of an open studio for art journaling. At this time we have scheduled several different dates and time...once you have completed your first session then you can drop in at any of these times to work on your journal. I plan on introducing different techniques and supplies at each session but also just be there to encourage the students! Because I absolutely love this journal we will be starting off in the Dylusions Creative Journal designed by Dyan Reaveley

Now it's time to go see what else I can get my hands into...have a creative Friday & thanks for stopping by!


  1. Martha, your jewelry is fantastic. You look like a pro already! All your creative fun projects look great. Have fun teaching, guess I am a little too far away to come for a class, huh? have a great wkend. sue

  2. Wowwwwwwwwww! Those are gorgeous!! FABULOUS!!!

  3. Your creations are fabulous, Martha! Sure wish I had an open studio space near me like you're talking about.... would be such fun to have like-mindeds nearby!

  4. I love these -- not sure if this comment will go through but trying a Firefox Reset......crossing fingers!

  5. Martha these are beautiful -- I have some seaglass all packed up and ready to get in the mail for you!

  6. Oh my- I really love your wrapped sea glass pieces especially! Looks like a great class. I also love how you wove your lettering on your journal page and the white space is very eye pleasing here.

  7. I found a couple of pieces of seaglass on my beach retreat a few weeks ago. I'm itching to make something pretty with them. I'm going to try this.


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