Sunday, January 18, 2009

Necklaces - old and old in progress

"Shine Forth Strong" went missing. I think I donated this necklace for a school auction. If so, I hope went to a good home. It had a vellum image of a vintage car, sheer gold flecked ribbon, alcohol inks, vintage text from The Spirit of American Sculpture, and mirror tiles. I love the sparkle of the mirror tiles. This also would have made a nice rearview mirror charm.

This necklace is "untitled" and I really want to rework it. I love the concepts but it doesn't hang as smoothly as I would like. The slide really shows my process of using mistakes - the wire-wrap crown covers damage to the transparency from patina or too much heat or both. I love that. The crystal button at the bottom has gone - structurally unsound. So I'm glad I wore this one and didn't donate it. Now I can add a different charm. Maybe this should be split into 2 necklaces but I really want to work with the multistrands and mixing or maybe it just needs more. So many choices!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Items on Etsy!! Finally!

After, I don't know, maybe a year or more, I have finally added items to my Etsy shop. 4 Necklaces, hopefully with many more to come. Please check them out. This necklace "My Diva Shoes" was a Christmas gift for my sister and I made matching earrings with dangling shoes. She loved them. If you like it too, sorry! No repeats. But I like shoes and they're a fun image to work with so maybe I'll make some more shoe-related jewelry, inspired by Cindy.

I have tons of projects in the works now - magazine submissions, canvases, organizing projects, and lots more to come that I hope to share with you.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

3 out of 4

I took this photo in November or early December. Jesse, Stripey are the big brown ones and then came Sweetie. Now it's January and all four are laying, but I still get an extra special thrill from that beautiful bluish green egg. Now they all are about the same size. Definitely not your grocery store extra large eggs, but they are a respectable size, I think. And definitely yummy.