Scott is hard at work on a new series of segmented woodturning pieces based on his Chai piece with different wood choices in different places.
Meanwhile, I've been playing with creating scrap paper boxes, which I think will solve my packaging dilemma for my dragonfly magnets. :-)
Speaking of which, I have a new batch of dragonflies prepared, and will be getting them up for sale in the Etsy store over the next week.
|Aren't they pretty?|
It feels like it takes forever to get a batch of dragonflies done. First I make lots and lots of bodies with beads and wire. When I need a break from twisting wire, then I fold fabric Kanzashi petals, which I later sew together in pairs, then glue to cardboard.
|I may need cardboard, but there's no reason not to make it PRETTY cardboard! I have a handful of different colors of glitter board to play with.|
Then there's the fun of matching up the bodies with wings and deciding which ones look best together.
Once the bodies are mounted on wings, then I glue magnets to the bottom of the cardboard and they're pretty much ready to go. :)
Meanwhile, here are some boxes I made to hold the magnets.
|Even the inside of boxes should be pretty, right? As an added bonus, the glitter-dot paper is on pretty thick cardstock, so it adds a bit of strength and stability to the paper boxes.|
|I've learned that the dragonflies are less likely to get their antennae tangled if I face each of them into a corner.|
|Add a little ribbon, and wouldn't this be a fun package to get in the mail? Ready for giving as a gift to someone else or to keep for yourself! (This was the first time I played with wired ribbon, and oh, I have a new appreciation of it!)|