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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Through a Donut Hole and Back!

Well, what can I say? I have been in a slump and even my own advice hasn't helped. I just simply haven't felt like making anything. Plus, there was more camping to do. :) The family Summer schedule has been a bit intense, but that isn't my real excuse. I've just been bummed by the whole jewelry making thing. Judging by what I have been reading elsewhere, I'm not the only one that's been feeling this way.

My friend, Renate, sent me a message today about donuts. She asked if I could come up with a new bail idea. Gosh, I really don't like donuts, but for whatever reason, maybe just the need to create SOMETHING, I took on her request. Mind you, I own ONE unused donut and it is not even a normal one. I dug it out of my bin and got my happy, eager hands going.

My little project is far from being my best, but I did it! I'm so flippin' happy, you just don't know!

Now, here is my caveat, I can't remember ever doing a wrapped donut piece before. I don't even pay a whole lot of attention to other donut designs- However, I do know who the donut master is- Donna Spadafore aka Gailavira. If you have seen this design before, please let me know. I am trying to be original.

If any of you out there have been in a slump, too, try to come up with a new way to make a donut bail. Post your pictures somewhere, wherever. (Maybe you could link to it in the comments section.) Just try it, it's not as easy as it seems. :)

12 comments:

  1. Yay, you did it! ;-) And as expected you managed to create a unique bail for a donut. At least I haven't seen anything like it before, and I do pay attention to donuts, because I like them, and have lots of them.
    I'll rummage through my boxes for a donut and will do a quick-wrap to be posted within the next 24 hours.

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  2. Reading what I just wrote I think I meant "succeeded" instead of "managed".

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  3. Thank you very much! I was stumped at first and had one idea that wouldn't have worked so well- it morphed into this one.

    I think you were quite right the first time, I managed. But, thanks for saying I succeeded. :)

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  4. That was quick! Here's the comment I left you:

    Too cool!!! This is so unique. I love it- simple, graphical, unique, clever and primitive. Can't wait to see you explore it some more. :)

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  5. Happy your are back! I too have been in a slump but created a fold formed bracelet and feel inspired. Love the bail and wrap you did. I have not seen it before. I have never worked with donuts and don't have one to try your challenge...will try to find stimulation!

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  6. Hi Christine! I'm happy, too. It felt real good to be able to pick something up and work it straight through. :) Sorry you don't have a donut :( Would love to see what you could come up with. Hopefully you will find a good substitute for inspiration. ((hugs))

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  7. Ah Tela! It is SO nice to see you creating again!
    I have missed your amazing artistry.
    This is just wonderful! It really adds a nice dimension to the donut.
    MichelleO.

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  8. What did I miss? I want to know why you're bummed!! I love your work Tela!!

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  9. Hi Michelle, thanks for the welcome! It does seem like a looooong time, doesn't it? I think I'm on a slight roll now. :)

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  10. Mary, sorry, I didn't mean to be a drama queen :) I've just been doing a lot of reevaluating. When I have it sorted, I think it will make a good blog post, as I'm sure every artist has felt the way I have lately. But, I'm still still working on my thoughts.

    Thank you for the compliment! I love your work, too. :)

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  11. I think I would be blessed by your post when your ready to share:)

    I never saw you as a drama queen!! lol

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