As I mentioned in my review of this year’s Farpoint convention, I’ve recently been experimenting with a new line of jewelry. Since I have been having fun using old, beaten up comics in my work for a couple of years, it was a fun theme to expand upon. See, when I make my comic book pendants, I always end up with large portions of pages that won’t work for a small scale image, and it’s a shame to throw these parts out. So, I started experimenting with making paper beads. With these, I can use the whole comic book and create unique, one of a kind pieces of jewelry. What do you think?
There is one other geeky paper product all over my house other than comics – tons and tons of books. Mark and I are both avid readers. Sometimes, we’ll read a book so often it’ll just start falling apart. The last time this happened, when I bought a replacement I thought “hey, I don’t need to throw this out. I could use this!” These are the experiments using a fantasy novel as a jewelry component.
I’m thinking these new products might work particularly well showcased at the mainstream craft shows I hope to do in the fall.
As part of sharing my new work, I’m also going to do my first ever giveaway. Comment on the jewelry in the comments, and I’ll pick a random person to send a piece of my new jewelry prototypes to. You’ll get to pick a pair of comic paper bead earrings, a fantasy word pendant, or cuff links. I’ll choose a winner in one week.