Once a month, I get together with the East Valley Artisans to chat about making and selling our handmade work on etsy and we have a themed exchange. This month the theme was "sweets and treats". I have to say, while I LOVE sweet and treats I have never made art around that theme. I was up until midnight the night before the meeting trying to come up with something. I had 2 failed ideas before the finished piece finally came together. And you know what, I ended up loving it! I ended up loving ALL the exchanges pieces for this theme! They were such fun and just adorable.
The final design shown above was made by first making the ice cream color pencil drawing. I then scanned it into Photoshop, adjust the levels to give it a bright ice cream shoppe feeling, printed, cut and lacquered on the silver joy charm. I attached a crystal spacer bead and hung on a chain chain.
Sometimes pushing yourself to think of something new can be frustrating. But, once you push through the frustration part, it is oh so rewarding.