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. :)


  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.

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

  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. :)

  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. :)

  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!

  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))

  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.

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

  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. :)

  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. :)

  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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