I have to say that making all these Chotski pins had me hankering for bead work. This is where I started on my creative path. In fact, I have a very clear memory of the first time I beaded as a young girl. I was at a baby sitters house and I made a white and clear seed bead bracelet on a piece of dental floss.
Pictured above are some of the Chotski Pins I pins I have made. I seriously can't stop making them. The one on the bottom I had "completed" previously, but after blogging about it and seeing the pictures I decided it was not done. I use hardware such as washers, nuts and bolts alongside charms, broken jewelry, Tim Holtz embellishments and found objects. I have also used odd watch parts and hardware that I have no idea what the correct use is. They are so fun and eclectic.
As promised I will be randomly choosing one lucky winner for one of these pins, as promised on a previous post. I will be doing the drawing this evening, so there is still time to enter. I think I may join in another round of swapping these dandies over at Red Lead too.
Since I was so inspired from the use of all my old tools, I stopped in a local bead shop and picked up a few strands of affordable pearls. I whipped this out in no time and hope to make an additional complimentary necklace today.
A huge thanks to Red Lead for all this inspiration!