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Oh, I can't stay away from all of you!

Beatnheart wtf is a victorian pitch? I looked it up and found a buncha furniture.

Here's the fancy eyeball I was referring to that Janet sent me. Seen up close it has little veins and everything.


So I've been wanting to make a bunch of chokers but I keep ending up with cords that are too long. Well, too long for my mannequin and me. Most of the mannequin shots I had to weigh down the back with a little something. I dunno.

Like here, this one. I should fix that...
I made these charm bits especially random....

These too! I just collected whatever'd been sitting around forever and slung it up together.



This one's the right choker length, though. Problem here is that my mannequin is so damn perky-busted that anything long ends up bunched up in this steep valley of cleavage she's got. I know what you're thinking- I'm just jealous, right? That's a completely separate issue.
Ok, this one needs to be shortened. Goddamnit, I already have the pictures edited and everything. Poo! In any case, as you can see, this one and the following one are more the simple bold statement than the other busier ones. This one is based on a horsebrass that I actually filed down to make smaller. And this is crazy thick bronze so it took a bit.
This one has saddle hardware, a moose tooth and the cross-bar is a hat pin of some kind that SacredCake gave me ages ago. Finally found the perfect place for it! And ceramic tooth by Happyfallout.


Speaking of holy pastries, here's another bird and kuchi bracelet. This one I painted white highlights on both metal pieces. I need to wax them though.


Finally, these guys. Oh my gosh, I got these druzies from a box of gifts ages ago. (And the sterling silver earwires from ScaredCake! Sheesh girl, you're everywhere.) But they were so dang square, I didn't know what the heck to do with them. Here I made these ghetto bezels and pierced them to line up with the druzy pierces. Ehhh? Ehh?  Yeah.....
Oh and the beads are gaea and potterygirl. Yet they're the same color. Mind. Blown.

(Note: SacredCake is doing a raffle to help a family of a friend who just died in a traffic accident. I won't even comment on the bizarre surplus of car crash related deaths. Anyways, every tiny bit helps, I know because of all the folks who sent $4 in to my raffle that it truly adds up.)

12 comments:

Beatnheart said...

Got da pitch from Chico Marx I believe in the Movie A night at the opera or it could be a day at the races.. Something else to look up in the dictionary next time you are perusing
The dictionary... Why is Loo Cee holding that little bowl of salt.... Hope your keeping warm in the windy.

artistic rejuvenations said...

yummy.

Kathy Barrick said...

Those ghetto bezels are freaking brilliant. Yowzers!

Janet said...

Ditto, Kathy

It's ALL brilliant!

Good grief fanci, love it all. And what you did with the eye. Knew you'd have a fabulous twist on that!

Your "bits making" mania turned into some incredible pieces!

stregata said...

Drooling again. That 'random' piece with the die (is that the singular of dice, or was it the other way around...? can't remember)is driving me crazy - just brilliant!

amth13 said...

Pitch is black tar, sometimes used on furniture to darken and preserve it. Hope that helps...hence the expression it's pitch black. Adore the little birdie.

Spirited Earth said...

thanks for the pitch(s) of these great necklaces..love the asym thing going on with the chain and moose tooth...gorgeous

Jackie said...

Seeing that pickle made me giggle. The eye is beyond awesome. Can't pick a fav, the earrings are up there, the bird is fab, I think maybe the bobbin choker is my favorite...oh wait...yeah it is. Over the top awe-inspiring stuff Fanci, love it all.

...Jackie xo

Petra Carpreau said...

It IS a pickle then? Bloody brilliant!!! Oh GOOOOd - another black nail as well - I still haven't calmed myself down from the last one in Futility. That spooky eye as well!!! I wonder how you spell the sound of air catching in the back of the throat in awed wonderment??! Huuchghkkkkk - something like that, I reckon!!

Tribalis said...

Good chat with you through etsy. Feeling near to you and in delight for this wonderful bracelet!
Everything is beautiful and creative here! You are rich!

/alien Beader said...

Hello there - are you still accepting donations for Sparrow?

I love your work, it truly is an inspiration! Especially the tooth!

Have you seen the teeth and jaws by Steph in Belgium (http://www.etsy.com/shop/vLaDtHeBaT?ref=seller_info)
You are one artist who I think could make good use of them!

ensourdine said...

wow! your mega-sized dangle neckpieces are growing more and more like the cowbells I saw in Switzerland! -- but in the BEST sense, of course! ;) Those charm combos are terrific! Have you tried connecting those dangle-clusters to weathered leather belts made into tight-fitting chokers? Somehow that's what I was fantasizing about when I saw those charm-dynamos...