And it was then I decided that my new Bible needed dressing. Literally. I've been thinking about a cover so I went to work on a Shabby Chic Bible Cover. Using some coffee dyed canvas and a vintage baby dress this is what I came up with.
I used one of the little sleeves at the bottom left to create a tiny pocket to hold a book mark which I fashioned from an inked tag and my pen also fits in there. Ready to go.
I like being able to tie it shut for some reason, so I used tan antique lace and took the tiny buttons from the back of the little dress and sewed one on the front and one on the back to keep the lace intact and the front one also is a place to hang the tag from. I told my daughter Shari on the phone last night she was going to be jealous because I had a new little OOAK Bible Cover and she said, "Momma, I'm already jealous" so I will make her one from another little dress. I have a pink one saved for her. I'll have to send a link to this post to JoAnnA from Mosshill Studios because she has always been such an inspiration and influence on my art.
And on the heavier side, I finished my first cold connection jewelry piece. I do apologize that I wasn't able to photograph it better, because the glare would not go away! I used copper and brass. I still have a long way to go in my learning but with everything else, practice, practice, practice and I intend to keep on learning, I love the look of these metals and it was just plain fun working with all those tools and pounding metal like a guy!
Another view still trying to get a better shot. It is attached to a 30" length of "gold" chain bought from Home Depot, so the entire piece is not dainty but very medieval in look and feel . Sorry girls. Just use your imagination here ok? and I'll do better next time.