This is a piece I just finished for a friend of mine. We went to Portland for Art & Soul last year and she loved Laurie Mika's pieces but couldn't quite manage it at the time but she knew I had taken a class and hinted that a homemade gift would work great for birthdays or Christmas. :) This is a small-medium size box I washed in gold and stamped around the bottom and then covered the top in clay tiles. The frame tile has a glass bubble with her initial... hopefully she likes it. She can always use an extra jewelry box. We share the love of jewelry, there's a good reason we're friends!
My studio is a disaster so I worked on this project in stages in the kitchen and living room and a clean up is in order. I need to get moving on my Valentine's swap and a scrap book I've been commissioned to make for a friend of ours who is also a co-worker of my husband's. It's pretty straight-forward but I need to focus and really do a terrific job for her so I definitely need to do some tidying, straightening and serious arranging. I get sidetracked by the sparklies though! I'm hoping for fabulous inspiration and art to be created while getting a clean studio... this is my dream. As always, I'll keep you posted on the results.