Creative Every Day 2010

Leah at Creative Every Day is such an inspiration and encouragement. This will be my third year of participating in her Creative Every Day Challenge. As the name implies, each day I aim to do SOMETHING creative. In all honesty, some days the most creative thing that I do is brush my hair a little differently than usual, but that is life.

Right before Christmas I found the greatest tool at Bearden’s Stained Glass, the Beetle Bits Mini Glass Cutting System How exciting to be able to cut my own glass! I am no longer limited to the shapes available by retailers. This particular cutting system only does straight lines, so no curves or circles yet, but it just opens up creative possibilities.

My first use of the tool was cutting glass for a project I had already begun, my Christmas presents to the beautiful women at VERONICA’s Voice. I cut the standart 1X3 microscope slide size to make these pendants:

Then I cut smaller and smaller. My neice received a petite pendant for Christmas, one with musical notes cut from a 1934 Etude Magazine. My bad, no picture.

But here’s another petite pendant of the same size made for sale both on Etsy and Artfire:

Do you remember ever writing the True Love Always symbol in Elementary or Jr. High School? I guess it does date me a bit. Now with the texting and all, new symbols have taken the place of the old school TLA.

I just love these little things, my new favorite size pendant. Now to make a custom Amanda petite pendant. Smile. Oh yeah, 🙂

amanda ∞

5 thoughts on “Creative Every Day 2010

  1. Regina says:

    Cool cutting tool. The smaller pendants look great. I bet you’ll end up saving a lot by being able to cut your own glass. Are your creative juicing flooding you out right now?

  2. Sarah says:

    Very cool. Cutting your own instead of buying. It can be creative and also sustainable. I do a lot of paper cutting for that reason. Need a note card to send cut down an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock. Need printer paper cut down a piece of large format drawing that only have writing on one side. Do you have any old glass in your house? Think of the possibilities…

  3. Leah says:

    I agree, some days brushing our hair differently is all we can do, but I think that’s a beautiful thing! It makes it more doable and easier to jump back in whenever you’re ready.

    Love that glass cutting tool and all you’re beautiful pendants!

  4. Andria says:

    What a fun new tool! I admit, I just barely braved using the little electric drill I bought months and months ago and I’m totally in love now. Some day I’ll break out the soldering iron I bought last spring and try to figure it out.

    I hope to see more of your creative everyday doings!

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