11/29/11

Bracelets and Stuff.

Imma list these later today, girls. So chill.

Remember ages ago I made a bracelet with a triangular Kuchi and one of these bird stampings sent to me by SacredCake? That everyone went shitbats over? Well, here's another. Took forever to get around to it because it wasn't doing it for me. Then I suddenly had it next to this amazing earring bit that was also sent to me by SacredCake! Don't you love it when things come together like this? Craziness.

 

Ages ago, you saw this pig piece in my last Uruguay haul. I wasn't planning on making it into a necklace, but there you go. I made a bezel from a tin cigarette case. Except maybe it needs a fiber tassel. Something about it... Actually I think someone favorited a necklace with similar playing blocks and tassels. And as you now know, I love to steal ideas.

Where the hell did I see this thing? Anyone? Some blog somewhere... 
Ok, here's this. And yeah, I broke the middle finger off this hand piece by doters. I'm not gentle with my stuff. I may have shoved it about along with boxes and such. What should I do? I couldn't find the tip in time to save it, haha. No but I couldn't find it.


ANOTHER piece sent me by SacredCake! What's up with that? And as you can see, I dry-brushed it pink. Idea stolen from Sparrow earrings.

Here's this. The metal was some random thing from Uruguay that looked like a book cover. But it didn't open and close so why? So I curved it into a bracelet. And a small chunk of woven belt capped with folded cigarette tin metal and to the links between the 2 I added those Afghan buttons. Or Turkish. Crystal dangle from Corvid who is doing some adorable destash listings. Oh shit! Went for the link and her wacky destash assortments already sold. It's all about the photos. Look:







Temple of the Sun. Fire Agate. Destash. Qty 26


Oh, petra, I don't mess with bones. I tried once and my house still stinks. My father in law who actually does taxidermy professionally thought it was hilarious that I tried to boil the dried flesh off a muskrat skull (it was vile) cuz they are infamously stinky. I got that bone from ShesSoWeird who sometimes actually buys things from etsy to have them sent directly to me to make something from. She's the one that had the idea of the bangles. Actually, the beadcap the crystal there is in is from a repair necklace she had sent to me. Anyways, do a search for 'animal bones' in the supply section, there's tons of lovely specimens, like so:

Specimens - Real Bone Fragments - Qty 66 - Lot 892So today is another in a series of insanely grey days here in Chicago. (Cuz guys, I'm from Uruguay but live in Chicago. Disappointing, I know.) So I thought, if you need a little sunshine in your day, like I do, you can watch this. Before doing so, you have to turn on the sound.

Oh, and Debi- it was $200.

9 comments:

dinnaforget said...

Puppies! I love puppies. I also love my new necklace. No, I don't just love it, I lurrrve it! I also lurrrve all the new stuff you just posted, and I think I'm gonna be very broke very soon.

Jennifer Valentine said...

oh Fanci, i could feel me ears a burnin'.
Thank you for mentioning me on yer glorious blaaaaag. I have another bird for you that i found! I'll send soon.
Lurve ya my dear!

Corvid Delights said...

Puppies of Fire! Almost sounds like a heavy metal band, going to have to name a destash collection this in homage to you.. but seriously those two necklaces above are gorgeous. I love those rose tones mixed with earthy brown. Also it is hard to assimilate bigger beads towards the focals sometimes, (it can look awkward to me) but you incorporated them beautifully. Of course it had to be the middle digit that is missing.... ;)

Janet said...

All the new stuff is great but these bracelets are especially wonderful!

Living just a couple hours south of you, I understand and sympathize about the grey for days dreariness, but thot you'd enjoy what our local weatherman said we were going to be experiencing....wait for it...ya ready? Thundersnow! Yes, thundersnow. LOL. Gotta love the midwest weathermen trying to spice things up.

steufel said...

Ohhhh, love that bracelet with the belt and the cigarette tin. To die for!

Louise said...

I'm totally drooling, your work is beautiful. I adore that bracelet and building block necklace. I was just talking about those blocks the other day - I must have manifested it. Right I'm going to your shoppe now for a looksie...

Petra Carpreau said...

Ah - I'll stop stinking the place up now then! Thanks for that.Any thoughts as to what I could do with a decomposing badger, while we're on the subject?
Please don't say you just magicked that lot up overnight. I know you don't wash or dress or anything, but come ON - how the hell do you DO it????!!I lurve the colours in the bracelet - and the missing middle finger! Perfect!
How yum are those flappy dog ears though?!
Oh, and hoo-bloody-ray - $200 sounds much more like it.

accusedredemption said...

if i may ask...how much did you end up listing Poets and Mystics. Rustic Art Bead Assemblage with Santo Hand. and Lugent (the Kuchi and bird bracelet) for? because they were really nice and sold fast!!! hope Sparrow did not scold you this time...

amth13 said...

The bracelet is brill, got a mexican bird that I will play around with, once he's enjoyed Christmas on my tree.