Playing in the World of Beads, Wire and More

I started making earrings when I was about 15 yrs old. Being a shy teenager, I was always immersed in some form of artistic creativity.

There was a bead store in Saratoga, CA, that my friends and I frequented: Tasso’s. It is no longer there, but it was a source of amazing inspiration and we would hitchhike up there from Sunnyvale and Cupertino and buy a handful of beads, just to make a few items that we could keep or share with each other.

Lately, I have been creating with beads again and these are a few of my designs and ideas. I really try to get my inspiration from colors around me in the mountains here and strive to do something that is different from all the others, however it is a huge world full of like minds and sometimes, those minds meld and create the same type of items.

I do find comfort in the simple fact, if I create a set or anything, that the idea did come from my mind and not the concept of someone else. I was bending wire and making little scroll designs, long before the massive publications came out displaying them prominently. I painted beads, embroidered with beads and just created what I felt made me or someone else smile.

I have several, Facebook, sites, that display my work.  https://www.facebook.com/CaliWildVioletDesigns?ref=hl

OOAK Earrings by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Earrings by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Earrings by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Earrings by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Earrings from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Earrings from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Earrings and Bracelet from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Earrings and Bracelet from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK bangles from Cali WIld Violet Creations

OOAK bangles from Cali WIld Violet Creations

OOAK Set from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Set from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Bangles from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Bangles from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK set from CWVC

OOAK set from CWVC

OOAK from CWVC

OOAK from CWVC

OOAK from CWVC

OOAK from CWVC

Beads and Fabric: Designed by commission for a friend, The DragonFly Messenger Bag, front Panel.

This photo is prior to completion and is the front panel of a messenger bag.

This photo is prior to completion and is the front panel of a messenger bag.

More Earrings from, Cali Wild Violet Creations.

OOAK from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK from Cali Wild Violet Creations

Ornamental Item from CWVC

Ornamental Item from CWVC

OOAK from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Design by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK Design by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK by Cali Wild Violet Creations

Fun OOAK by CWVC

Fun OOAK by CWVC

OOAK using rough gems, by CWVC

OOAK using rough gems, by CWVC

OOAK from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK from Cali Wild Violet Creations

All OOAK designed by Cali Wild Violet Creations.

All OOAK designed by Cali Wild Violet Creations.

Note the Beaded Loops, OOAK

Note the Beaded Loops, OOAK

Cali Wild Violet Creations ...Design

Cali Wild Violet Creations …Design

OOAK by CWVC

OOAK by CWVC

OOAK design by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK design by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK from Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK by Cali Wild Violet Creations

OOAK by Cali Wild Violet Creations

I will be adding to this blog with additional creations. I read a very good blog this morning about those who copy other individuals work, so I know that some of these might be copied. I do not say this with the attitude, that I am so incredible. I am not incredible, I am however talented at what I do and it is because I have educated myself in ways that add to producing my concept in artistic mediums.  When it is blatantly obvious that your methods and designs are playing a part in other individuals creations, one stops to think about the values of a pleasant courtesy question: Do you mind if? or a pleasant acknowledgement: I was inspired by what you did…Unfortunately, I live in the real world, where those little courtesies are left in the ditch on the side of the road.

I always tell someone if they inspired me. I also ask if they mind, if something I do is incorporated into a design.  I am not perfect. I am not a saint or angel, but I have a history with my artistic abilities, connections, explorations, delight in another individual’s ideas and simple respect and courtesy.

Colorful Platypi Handmade and Custom Orders

The following little guys and gals are based on the pattern: Platty the Platypus, with my own little changes, from size, eyes to embellishments. 

I do take orders for cash in the amount of $13.00 to $15.00, which includes shipping and handling in the United States of America ONLY.  This is payable through my PayPal account. I also will and have listed them on Listia for a particular set of points and also offer free shipping on Listia.

Feel free to contact me on Listia (CaliWildViolet) or on Facebook (Jennifer Haworth/Boulder Creek, Ca)

Platypi In Cloth with Soft FIberfill stuffing. Kept away from most all elements. Approx. 11 inches (11") long.

Platypi In Cloth with Soft FIberfill stuffing. Kept away from most all elements. Approx. 11 inches (11″) long.

, as I am not good with my email currently.

Lovely Lily Again – More Photo Play

LilyTwo2Lily is Devin’s cat, however she has deemed me, her source of survival and adores me. I am not a cat person, but I love her and spoil her accordingly…..

If for any reason a cannabis leaf is in a room, she will hunt it down with determination. She also plays ball with a yarn ball, like a dog and loves bags and other toys, toys, toys, which means anything is a toy…..

LilyFour1LilyThree3

Playing With Picasa and My Photos Along the Road

These are just for fun, in my world and my latest passion, among many other passions.

BobTreeOneThreePic

More Trees

 

 

Lovely Lily

Whalebone

Jack And Lily

 

 

 

JustJack

Adding a Second Pocket to Work Shirts

Old One pocket shirt, Prior to Addition of Second Pocket

Old One pocket shirt, Prior to Addition of Second Pocket

This is a visual blog about creating a second shirt pocket on work shirts. The boyfriend here is a driver who often encounters dogs on his route. All of his workshirts have one pocket. The older shirts shown here are now scrap and he has new shirts. I create a second work pocket on the new ones, using some discarded sleeve fabric from a fellow employee, who cuts off the sleeves of his shirts. On the older shirts, I used even older shirts that had a pocket I could remove and stitch, by machine onto his shirts.

My photos are not the best here, but I will upgrade them in the near future. This is a service I offer, however no one has responded to my ads yet.

Pocket Added to Old Work Shirt

Brand New Shirt with Only One Pocket

New Pocket Template and Fabric Pockets Cut Out, Ready to shape and stitch, by machine.

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Mini Art Quilts and other Related Artistic Endeavors

For anyone following my blogs and there really are only a few, these may be repetitive. It takes me awhile to get on here, even with a faster connection.

All of the work, that I have recently completed, with the exception of the Owl, is for sale on http://www.artfulvision.com under my name, Jennifer Haworth. I like to combine materials to make an attempt at a statement. ironically, the pieces I do not like are the ones that everyone else does.

So these are my latest pieces of work. Almost all are from 8″ to 11″ tall and about the same or less wide. They are finished on the back with a sleeve for the dowel that I make and also a hanging string, yarn or otherwise.

Thanks for stopping by and you can also find me on FB, Pinterest and a variety of other places, I probably lost track of…..but will post later.

 

Where Fairies Dance Til Dawn

The top one is not finished and entitled: Pathways Cross the Sky. Second: Owl by the Silver Moon. Third: Where Fairies Dance til Dawn.

I have more to add later, tried and it is being way too slow.

 

 

Re-Usable Shopping Bags

OK FOLKS, THE BAN IS HAPPENING. Effective the 20th of March, in Santa Cruz County areas, no more plastic bags in stores and if you need a bag, some places charge a fee.
I make these bags sturdy and in the exact same style as those plastic bags you get in grocery stores and k mart type places.

You get 5 for $20.00 and I am local and able to make them fast and strong. They can be made from recylcled sheets, jeans or your choice of colors. If you want something more decorative there is an additional fee.

Payment by cash locally or through PAY PAL, NO CERTIFIED CHECKS FROM SCAMMERS. Also, even though it takes me no time at all to make them, if I have orders, you are in that line up….thus time is a concern in some cases.

Replace your plastic bags with these.

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