1/31/11

Thesaurus Time!

Redivivus. Icon Cuff.Redivivus.
I got the buckle which I've used as a bezel from jan's jewels, of course.
Redivivus. Icon Cuff.
I should give credit where it's due. I got most of my funky words here, though I've discovered a couple more good sources I might use.
Nepenthe.Nepenthe.
I've been selling quite well. I might have an all-day make-fest tomorrow since they're calling for a 'life-threatening blizzard' tomorrow, so school may be cancelled.
Lucubratio. French Beaded Flower Earrings.Lucubratio.
Lucubratio. French Beaded Flower Earrings.
I was particularly pleased with how these pictures turned out. I've been using Sparrow's trick of blurring the background to make the foreground look sharper. I had done it before but sorta forgot about that. I think they look so cute! And the post-before-last that horrible thing was happening w/the pixelation, God knows why....
If My Spirit Be Bound. Jade Prayer and Buttons.If My Spirit Be Bound.
OK, this one I'm kinda excited about. Slab-cut jade, a bunch of mop buttons from my recent gift box, some old this and that, (including a Uruguayan game piece of bone to which I glued the etched stone piece and 3 leaf cabs)... But look at the focal. It was a spoon Sparrow sent me aaaaages ago which she's surely forgotten about. I can't figure out if it's some kinda stone or if it's shell.
If My Spirit Be Bound. Jade Prayer and Buttons.
 In any case, I cut it down and pierced it, filled it w/UTEE to get a flat surface on which to place 2 carefully cut out transparencies from the ones my dad printed out for me ages ago....  Images I found free on the webz of course.
If My Spirit Be Bound. Jade Prayer and Buttons.
And all these Vintage French beaded flowers and leaves are from the box that Opulent Oddities sent me a while ago. See - it might take a long time before I use something, but eventually I do...
Sigh. I can't believe all the lovely stuff folks have sent me over the ... 2 years? Only 2? Feels like a glorious lifetime of making... So when customers get all grateful over extra little ephemera and such I might add (like, if I know it's a fellow seller)- I should just let them know I'm simply paying it forward.

Well, that sounded cheesy.

3 comments:

Jennifer Valentine said...

sigh....really loving the jade....color?!
It is used magnificently my dear!
as always.

stregata said...

That necklace is just OMG gorgeous. Love the colour combination - it has been running around in my head lately - but hasn't found a way out yet. Fantastic work.

Ms. Herrera said...

let's pray for life threatening blizzards!