|Lucy and Izzy pointing at their mom's book in|
the book store.
I had the chance to sit down with Lisa Niven Kelly's daughters, Izzy and Lucy (just for 30 minutes) to create some jewelry and guess what? We had a great time!
It might not surprise you that Lisa Niven Kelly has two mighty creative kids. Izzy is a painter and Lucy loves drawing, sculpture and wire (of course). To the right you can see one of Izzy's amazing paintings.
Lucy is the 'engineering type' just like her Dad. She can often be found at her desk here at Beaducation, replicating a miniature office of Lisa's out of business cards or creating paper laptops for the crew here. When she saw that her mom had some business cards with our old address on them, she decided to recycle them in the artsy way you see below.
|Lucy's replication of Lisa's office made with business cards!|
We sat down at the kitchen table and Izzy and Lucy each drew out some designs on 3 x 3 pieces of copper sheet with Sharpies. They drew stars, hearts, peace signs, banners with their names in them and aliens. I taped the copper sheets with blue painter's tape to the kitchen table so they wouldn't slide around and they each tried out the Engraver.
It was super easy for them (even Lucy who is only 8!). They felt so successful that they were ready for the actual pendants. They wrote their names on red anodized aluminum blanks with little images below their names (again with their Sharpies). Izzy drew a little acorn and Lucy drew a happy face.
pro polish pad, but Lucy liked the look of the black behind the engraved letters so we left it on. I think they both look great. Lucy liked her's so much that she made ones for Katie and Kendall, her two best friends. I punched a hole in each pendant with our hole punch pliers and added jump rings so they could add them to chain or attach them to their backpacks.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless with Kid's Creative Week. You are reading this because you like making jewelry and your kids are part of you, so chances are they may like making jewelry too! Next time you sit down to stamp and create, grab a chair for your little one (even if it means they draw out what they want to stamp and you stamp it for them). Let your imaginations soar.