Monthly Archives: June 2008

Melted Art

So… I bought this can of plastic alphabet soup some months ago, confident I would get inspired to do something with them eventually. The letters themselves are meant for scrapbooking, but I had a bigger purpose in mind.
soup

A year or so ago, I made a bowl from melted beads, inspired by instructions posted on Craftster. I have seen some others make bowls out of plastic dinos and army men. Natural progression would be melted letters and numbers, right? At least that’s how it worked in my mind.

Here’s what the letters looked like pre-melting:
letters

I lined a glass bowl with foil, set the oven to 400 degrees, and arranged the plastic beauties inside the bowl. After the bowl was melted, I stuck it in the freezer to cool. About 10 minutes later, I pulled it out, peeled the foil off, and the bowl was finished.
bowl

Bowls are cool and all, but how can you show one off to your friends? Thus, the “melted art” pendant came into being. I had some letters left over from the bowl that I hadn’t used, so I lined a small bread pan with foil and set the letters flat so they would fuse together. I was pleased with the result.
necklace1

I’m hoping to try and find more colors to make more necklaces with!
necklace2

The necklace is available at my Etsy shop

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enamor in The Treasury part 2

Oh, Treasury. How I love thee!
I love how unique a list can be, even if they have the same theme, there are SO many items to pick from on Etsy. Take a look at these lovely lists which feature enamor items.

bee

peacock

owl

gnome1

norm

colors

gnome 2

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A Look at enamor Studio

Hello all!
I thought I would finally share with you my studio space. I currently live in an artist’s community in Jackson called The Armory Arts. The old Jackson Prison armory was converted into brand new loft apartments. The first floor houses the main gallery, along with some classrooms and small studio spaces. I elected to have my studio in my apartment.

Here is my work desk on the second floor of my apartment. All of my crafty supplies are in the big white Ikea (heart!) cabinet. My paint I keep organized by color.
desk

On my shelf I keep inspirations like vintage animal figurines, framed art pieces and ATC’s, and other oddities. Here are my cute-as-ever creatures!
creatures

How many bottles of paint do I have? Currently, I have over 400!

My crafty friend, Sarah Minshall of Hip To Piece Squares, and I are considering applying together for Renegade Chicago!!! I’m so excited.

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