A Bundle of Hopes & Wishes (Somerset Studio)

This is another of those posts relating to an article in Somerset Studio, Jan/Feb, cannot believe it is from so long ago.  The items were made in answer to an art call in Somerset Life, Gifts of Positivity but as sometimes happens, they will move projects to another magazine title, I was just thrilled that they wanted to publish them whether in Somerset Life or Somerset Studio!
I had received a bundle of wooden word charms from Red Lead and for some reason, the notion of making trinket pins entered my head.  In the intro of the article I write that I was making an effort to use supplies which were ever so slightly unloved or I was saving, such as some Idea-ology items.  I never did embrace the whole Tim Holtz style but like so many others, was drawn to some of the Idea-ology items, preferring them for Mixed Media wearable art, etc.
This is what a bundle of Hopes & Wishes looks like, gathered together, attached to the presentation idea I had for each trinket pin.
I only worked, deliberately, with a handful of supplies.
I received the journal tickets from an art friend (Sam) and they were exactly what the pins were looking for as a presentation idea.
In Somerset Studio, I liked the way they attached this particular pin to a swath of fabric.
A tiny amount of mica flakes, on the engraved wooden word charm, to catch the light.
The wooden wing is also from Red Lead.  If you have not explored their wooden items then it would be worth your while, they have an extensive range.
Pearls and rhinestones embellish this pin.
Shine Bright is the sentiment spelled out with this pin.
A final Wish.
Thank you so much for your visit.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rob Keogh
    Oct 19, 2017 @ 23:08:19

    Fabulous, I really love them all.


  2. suzy
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 00:19:21

    These are absolutely gorgeous Lynne! I love the chuncky and rustic nature of the pins with the tickets and the added charms of hopes and wishes. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing these and now will have to visit Red Lead!
    Best wishes to you dear friend!
    x Suzy


  3. Tracey
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 03:59:09

    A beautiful collection of jewels and trinkets. I can think of no better way to use those sweet pearls… a girl after my own heart. What lovely gifts they would make Lynne, thank you for sharing. Hugs and wishes Tracey xx


  4. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 07:46:58

    These are fabulous, Lynne! I love the distressed look with some added bling. The plates to present the pins are wonderful too. Congratulations on the publication!
    xo Julia


  5. craftytrog
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 08:45:03

    They’re wonderful Lynne! xx


  6. denlillelade
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 16:34:19

    Dear Lynne,
    they are so beautiful, I totally love how you presents them onto the journal tickets, they are wonderful, and big I assume .
    Your pins all are so gorgeous, in the rustic look, and you made them little gems with help of pearls, crystals, rhinestones and mica flakes , I simply love them and the sentiments on them.
    Dorthe, xxx


  7. thismakerslife
    Oct 20, 2017 @ 19:13:31

    Love these!


  8. Jackie PN (@PNJackie)
    Oct 24, 2017 @ 13:47:45

    Lynne, You know i love all of your art, but these pins have stolen my heart! I just Adore these! Did you get them back from Stampington? I would purchase one or two if you did!
    I get what you said about embracing the whole TH thing, some things are okay, but I find, I also, prefer to create things that are not bathed in product that everyone else has on their pieces-just my opinion of course! Thank you so much for sharing these pins and your inspiration!
    Thinking of you and hope you are healing xo


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