Hello my ladies! Here's a new batch of pretties for ya.
Canitude. Asymmetrical Dangles with Glass Frit.
This is frit. It should have a longer name to express its awesomeness- sugary fritterolia maybe? Anywho, it's an experiment in asymmetry.

Canitude. Asymmetrical Dangles with Glass Frit.

Here's some little dainties made with 4 little dainties from DreamscapesStudios. (Correction! 2 from Dreamscapes and 2 from radiantmind.)


This girly girl is a trading card.... wait. I already told you about this one last time.
Look at the back:
Dicaearchy.Tea tin. Damn this is girly! But the oxidation gives it a balance so its not too saccharine, I think. Maybe. Whatever. Why do us girls like to wear images of pretty girls around our necks? Like do we think the pretty will rub off?

You've met these already.

Here's something from the many spoons I got in Uruguay. Yay me for getting them!

Oh and you know these. Whoa- I just realized that side by side they look like a bra. For a viking opera.

And you know this baby.

Antipelargy. Necklace and Earring Set.
Here's something new for me- a necklace and earrings set. With little asymmetrical ear danglies and this awesome plastic teapot from Numinosity. Eek! The cuteness makes me squeal with glee.

Also, my hand is back to 100% awesome and I only have 1 class to go til I'm freeeeeeeeeee!


Snitches Get Stitches

--removed! Tomorrow!
Above- a jar lid. Below- a lamp fixture of some sort. I think no more hammering these curved. I think they look better with their original shape of little plates and such. The ear wire is actually stainless steel memory wire sent in my latest surprise mail haul. It's so damn hard beyond hard that I didn't have to hammer it. Thank god! I just shaped it a bit with fingers and my artistic talent.

I was planning on having all kinds of photos and listing these 2 above and 1 below today until the fucking locket ate my life. I make and ripped out maybe 3 different collages, I messed with those little heart frames so much that when I closed the damn thing, the top of the locket was scratched to hell. I tried to fix it by oxidizing but the layer of gold is so thick it wont oxidize. I tried sanding it and now it just looks like some nutty brushed texture... oh well.

Here's a bezel in the works with a little trading card that  says, "S.23 Teresa No.69/ Empress of Brazil / 1889." I'm digging the ringlets.

And this will be a cuff. Two more classes til I'm free!!!



I mean "came" like, "the coming attractions mentioned in the last post have arrived" not like "I ca-..." Ok. I'mna stop. My dad reads this sometimes.
(Note: these were scraps left over from making the big ol' arabesque tin earrings below. The shapes sorta chose themselves, though I did trim them down some.)


RESERVED for CorvidDelights.
These 2 sets of earrings above are made of a tea tin sent to me by SalvageBeautyDesign before my trip to Uruguay. I actually blogged what she sent me with this picture:
I used the 2 side pieces she sent- here you see only one. Which means I still have that top! 
I know you're jealous.

The Titanomachy. RESERVED for cassa1.
The Titanomachy.
I had a smaller pair similar to these and someone asked for another pair.

The Titanomachy. RESERVED for cassa1.

This pipe compass was actually given to me by my father in law. He found it in his junk drawer, I mean. It wasn't like a gift for me to keep. That would be rude.


A burrow from Uruguay. The copper pipe it's hanging on is from the recent surprise mail haul of 2 posts before and I already found a use!

And this is from the surprise mail haul before that. Or certain elements:t the black jet with weave carving, smaller white with weave carving, faceted white,  teacup and charlotte.
I'm kinda super proud of the toggle. I connected a MOP stick that I think was from the mail haul SacredCake or Opulent Oddities sent. It is slightly loose so that it can move along the thinner middle part and hooks to the hammered copper link. Isn't it neat? It's making me so happy.

The Helots of Sparta.
The Helots of Sparta.
The curved jasper was also from that haul before last. I know! I didn't think I'd incorporate them so soon. Also, missficklemedia sent me those mustard hoops. I'm so blessed.
And only 2 more classes before I'm free. Is there a name for a panic attack when it's not from fear but from happy anticipation? A freak out?


You Guys!

I got this heart-in-hand pendant from the lovely and generous Sacred Cake- she got it from Spirited Earth right before my hand surgery:
(I think though the bead was just from Spirited Earth since I sent her a note saying how much I liked those faceted ceramic beads.)
Readbetween sent me some pitch for chasing and repousse and added a whole bunch of these lovelies.
Another etsian, Caroline, sent me a huge box. Here's some pix. Actually, tons of it is crochet. If anyone wants some crochet, I have more than I know what to do with. Maybe I'll use it to wrap packages.
1These earrings have nice dangles to detach.

2Big gorgeous and authentic vintage African glass.

3There are some vintage-looking earrings here w/pretty arab-y dangles that are cuter than they look here. I might just wear those. They're darker than this.

4If you like any of it, there's more beads than I could possibly use. Email me at marinrios@yahoo.com and tell me what you'd like. Click on pictures to  make them big. I've numbered them to make it easier.

5This says "rifle expert".

6Thing is, I never use seed beads.

7This rainbow one actually has a touch of milky translucency to it- it's really nice.

8These red buttons are all crackled but still very strong. Also there's purple bling.

9Sequined applique and an unusual something ethnic looking.

10These strippedy silver glass ones back there are prettier and vintage-ier than this photo conveys.

11Cubes of coral among other things.


13Wood and coral. Lots of old mop buttons.

14I'm digging this old fashioned glass.

15Lots of turquoise nuggets in pale green and, well, turquoise.


17Oh here's a close up of the stripys. Also some little African glass sand greens w/blue and yellow stripes.

18Lizard pin, big green rose.

19Hinge, flower bursts.

20Lots of pretty and big-ish buttons.

21This middle-eastern bell thing. Cherry quartz. New jade I think.
22I'm really liking these raw ones- tourmaline?

23And these - moss agate?

24These peachies are more faceted than they look.

25Pretty hanky, big oval quartz, more buttons.

26Another pile of crochet, some hardware.

27Big-hole smokey mops.

28Vintage frit glass babies. I'm really into these. And some jasper or agate coins in the background. Any of you do beachy or deserty things could use these.

29Giant white turquoise nugget on a fancy bail.

30A buncha old postcards.

31Oh- here's a better angle on the frit and coins. Also, a little opal angel or figure of some sort. I'm for sure keeping the frit, though.