|Jordin Sparks Style|
After finding out that my name had been drawn for the Jordin Sparks gifting, the fun began. When I volunteered to throw my hat in the ring, I imagined I would be sending Jordin one of the many gorgeous necklaces I have in stock. After looking through hundreds of photos on line, it didn't look like Jordin was really a necklace sort of girl. When she did have a necklace on, it definitely wasn't my big funky organic "hey look at me." style.
The good news was Jordin seemed to wear big earrings, a plus for me, and lots of bracelets. Since I have seven bracelets on at all times and a number of holes in my head (well actually my ears), I could handle the bracelet and earrings as a style. Now that I had decided what I was going to give as a gift I needed to come up with a design.
I tend to be most creative when there is a deadline, but I can't obsess or all is lost. One day after reviewing the deadline and looking at more pictures of Jordin, I decided to go for a run. Seems like the best ideas come to me when I am either running or taking a shower. When I am totally in the moment and letting the creative energies of the universe flow, the idea will come or so it seems. So, after the run and shower I went into the Shiva shop and decided to transform some metals into a bracelet for Jordin.
Since I usually use eyelets and not rivets, I got on the internet to once again review riveting. Seemed my issue was that my holes were too large. The rivet needed to be a tight squeeze. Okay, I could handle that. Also I needed to cut the rivet a bit smaller before I started hammering the back of it. What a difference the size of hole and length of rivet made. I finished up the bracelet in no time compared to the first one I made. Oh yeah, I measured this time and made it smaller so it would actually fit.
Now I was onto the matching earrings. Since I had this design before I thought it would be a snap, but I did manage to have some difficulty getting the wire wrap around the edge to match. After a few tries, I decided I was being a fanatic and they were close enough. I also remembered why I don't make these earrings as a production piece.
|The final product was packaged and mailed.|