Down to brass tacks

Alaska’s Karen Ottenbreit gets down to brass tacks with her polymer. Actually she embedded domed brads in these polymer beads and has since moved on to leather studs and spikes as she, “…channels my inner biker chick.”

The look blends perfectly with her gothic fish and funky flowers. You gotta be tough to deal with the wildlife and weather in Alaska. You can friend her and follow along on her Facebook page. After a week of seriousness, we end the week with a lighter touch. Have a relaxing weekend.

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  • reply Sue O. ,

    Nice work.

    Cynthia, I just wanted to thank you for providing this great blog for us five days a week. It means a lot to me and to others, I’m sure. I’ve been unemployed for over a year now and sometimes work on my jewelry through the night (I am an owl!). Even though I subscribe to the newsletter, which arrives in my mailbox in the evening, before going to bed when others are getting up, I always check to see if you’ve posted yet, so it’s the first thing I start my day with. It’s always interesting, informative and inspiring. I know it’s a lot of hard work and I just want you to know how truly appreciated it is! Thanks a million!

    • reply Sandra ,

      Cynthia, that beads with metal beads is a good idea I’m gong to do some project with that technique. Thank you

      • reply Elizabeth ,

        I never cease to be amazed at the creativity of pcers. This is another beautiful example. Cynthia, let me echo Sue’s comments about this “wonderfulness” of looking forward to these posts.

        • reply suzanne ,

          hi Cynthia
          i really love Kim’s style, especially her fish and sea creatures!
          i just visited her site and was amazed what she has done with PC!

          thanks for sharing!

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