I enjoyed history while I was at school, sadly not much of it stayed with me! Google saved the day!! The first thing to come up was Runes. I love anything of this nature and so chose the Rune I liked the best!!
The Rune of Humanity....
....with Garnet danglies, for protection.
This exercise took away alot of the mental block, however I still wasn't firing on all cylinders!! (to be honest I probably never was!)
I have been contemplating a coiling gizmo for some time. I don't know why really it's not as if they are a major investment!! Anyway, I finally ordered one and it arrived a few days back. I have to admit it is a little addictive...................................
During my uninspired time in order to keep the light at the end of the tunnel burning I invested in rather a lot of semi precious beads/Cabs!!!! Can't wait to use them!
I picked these two fossils up at a show at the weekend, nothing rare about them. The one directly below is an orthoceras which lived some 450 million years ago!
This is a crinoid stem. Crinoids are also known as a Sea Lillies or feather Stars. The challenge with this one was how to wrap it without the use of glue (naughty word!) or a drill (not as naughty!) and without covering too much of it!
I have also had a go with Shrink Plastic!! That was fun and I have invested in some colour markers to make the next ones more interesting!. I over baked it a little on the second bake and the black marker turned a little burgundy.
I forgot to add; the idea of using lots of little patterns came from a very creative lady called Jill who very kindly gave me this 'Cabachon' a while back......
For those of you that have enquired about them, this is the link to her website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KilnFiredArt?section_id=10330993
There is lots of gorgeous stuff on there!!