New Designs in the New Year

New Designs in the New Year

One of the treats I gave myself during the changeover months of the end of 2017 and  the start of the 2018 was to put together a new batch of designs to make on the laser cutter at Tinkermill, the makerspace in Longmont CO. I came up with almost 100, narrowed it to my...
Boxing with Color

Boxing with Color

I’ve wanted to put the colorful birchwood and the inks on metal together in boxes for a while–I did one prototype, learned a lot and moved on to other smaller wood and metal projects. But the other day at Tinkermill with time booked on the laser cutter, it...
Virtual Visual Design

Virtual Visual Design

I love computer design programs and the computer-driven tools like the laser cutter. But when it comes right down to it, I’m a visual-tactile learner. I need to see the real thing, not just an image on the computer screen. For one thing, my ability to tell what...
Crowning Glories

Crowning Glories

Doesn’t everybody need at least one crown? I think I’d like a whole shelf of them, so as to choose what I’d like to be for the day. Princess, Faery, Empress, Beauty Queen? Ruler of the Quantiversal Realms, perhaps… There is an old quote about...
Makeup!

Makeup!

I’ve been adding color to the little wooden faces I’ve been making. Now in three sizes, ( 3/4″, 1″, and 1 1/2″) these make up into sweet pendants, earrings, charms…and dolls! I think they will be great added to the little 3 and 5...
Face Up To It Now!

Face Up To It Now!

These wooden ladies make quite a crowd! I’ve been using the 80 watt laser cutter at Tinkermill to cut charms that can be made into keychains, earrings, pendants, or spirit dolls. I started with my own ink drawings and brought them into a free CAD program called...