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The Whole Blinking Cosmos.

The Whole Blinking Cosmos. Gemstones and Religious Medals Tiny Assemblage.
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stregata said...I thought it was hilarious when you said Alek was a man - you, the male Chinese peasant, of all people...  
-HA!
The Whole Blinking Cosmos. Gemstones and Religious Medals Tiny Assemblage.

Blogger alek said... [They] had created a limited 2 dimensional mystical world without depth but with heirachy in the visual order. but Giotto had eyes and a brain and there was light and shadow and depth of field . . .

The Further Astray. Pale Rustic Gypsy Charm Hoops.
Michelle York said... Here I was..all the plans in the world for the day and you come along...

The Further Astray. Pale Rustic Gypsy Charm Hoops.
dinnaforget said...The single idea of using steel wire, for instance, has freed me to experiment without the fear of wasting all the sterling & gold I used to believe was an essential material for a serious jewelry artist.
-AMEN!
Come to Dust. Alligator Scales and Gold Foil Rustic Assemblage Earrings.

Come to Dust. Alligator Scales and Gold Foil Rustic Assemblage Earrings.
Blogger Chelsea said...You're easy-going on everybody else and hard on yourself.
--Not really but OK...
God's Throne. Gold foil gilded wooden assemblage earrings with antique afghan tribal belly dance beads.
alteredarcheology said... This is the first comment I'm ever leaving on a blog . . . I am SO happy that I found a place among you.                                                                                                                                                                                                       --D'aw! Welcome, welcome. See all those little plastic baggies? Full of crack. Here, take some.
God's Throne. Gold foil gilded wooden assemblage earrings with antique afghan tribal belly dance beads.
quisnam said...I'm a little shy about commenting on blogs...  you've helped me to find my artistic voice and be brave in my work.
--I am such a sucker for shy folk its retarded. I am so protective of the little guy, I guess. Whenever you feel trepidation, you really really have to make an effort to channel your inner badass. Don't let anyone step all over you. Any of you shy gals out there, I'm talking to you! Any of you non-shy gals, if you see someone taking advantage of a meeker person, it's your responsibility to stand up for universal justice in an unjust world.... I'm veering way off topic.
Little Place I Occupy. Gilded Filigree Earrings with Ceramic Hearts.
13 said... *Smacks self round head-*

Little Place I Occupy. Gilded Filigree Earrings with Ceramic Hearts.
shibui said...The other thing I like to use. If you have a priority box but aren't sending your package priority. Just pull the seam apart and retape it inside out!
--I've always liked the idea but i remember hearing they specifically don't like/disallow this. have you done it and had success? You can also turn boxes for poptarts and such inside out. And stuff it with plastic shopping bags. Which I'm sure none of you use in stores any more!
What Is Our Span. Gold foil gilded wooden assemblage earrings with antique afghan tribal belly dance beads.
Beatnheart said...I felt a bit Fred Sanfordish using all old bags and such to do my packages and now that you made it cool I don’t have to worry about that one. 
--DID EVERYONE HEAR THAT? "NOW THAT YOU'VE MADE IT COOL." !!! Now I need to clean up the pee I seemed to have sprayed everywhere when I was convulsing with laughter.
What Is Our Span. Gold foil gilded wooden assemblage earrings with antique afghan tribal belly dance beads.

Blogger Alice said...I've been wanting to try Esty, but each time I think about actually doing it I come across a bit of negativity. 
--It's not as easy as anyone expects. It is a real, full-time, entrepreneurial business in that you can invest tons of time and money and not succeed. It involves tons of photography skills which isn't what most of us are in it for. There's more competition than you can imagine. There's price competition. If you do it, you can only be successful if you think about it as an education, not as an income. Aside from that, I love it to death and would kill myself if etsy was suddenly erased from the world. End of sermon.
As Chimney Sweepers. Black Gold Foil Fish Pig Rustic Assemblage.
Nobody on earth obsesses as much as I do over formatting. I press 'return', check preview- the space is too bit. I erase it, check preview- now everything's too bunched together. I do this for every single line here and I drive myself crazy. Why does blogger's spacing make a double line for every 'return'? Anybody have any idea what I'm talking about?  Awww, shut up me!
As Chimney Sweepers. Black Gold Foil Fish Pig Rustic Assemblage.
Aaaand... scene!

13 comments:

Juliette Williams said...

Ahhhh, this post made my night! Why? Not sure really, except that I love looking at inspiring, beautiful jewelry and just finished a long day of playing with metal and paint. Perfect finish.

Beatnheart said...

Hey I think I invented that wrapping of a wire with a bead around a circle thing you did here a couple of times...just sayin

Alice said...

I hear you on the blogger spacing. If you go to the HTML tab a the top of the 'new post' box, you can eliminate that spacing just by clicking at the far left edge of the sentence you want to move up, and hit the backspace key as many times as you need to get it in the right place. You may already know this, and if so, just tell me to shut up.

My beef with blogger (and I've got a few) is just when you have all the spacing how you want it, then you preview the post, and when you go back to publish the spacing has moved again, and you do it all over. bleh.

And by the way, your creations are gorgeous! 'Further Astray' has me weak in the knees! Good thing I'm sitting down.

I've given up the idea of a place on etsy for now. I can barley keep up with a job, my current website, making jewelry, keeping the house somewhat clean, and keeping up with our busy schedule. I know I'd just disapoint myself if I added another thing to my list.

Flotsam Tide said...

That was one of the most entertaining blog posts, I thoroughly got a kick out of it. "13"'s was my favorite though, that is my type of reaction as well. All of these earrings are dreamy.

richelle said...

I have a real life size black piggy bank like your teeny baby piggy bead charm here that I've had my whole life...

And I love the seed bead wrap on these--it has an almost floral or 'grapes' kind of look that I've tried to achieve with braiding seed-beaded wire.

AnvilArtifacts said...

All your new earrings are gorgeous! Love "astray" but of course my favs are the gator scutes. Love, love, love what you did with them. I would have never thought to partially gild them. It looks great! But the part of this post that I most enjoyed, is your response to Beatnheart's comment. Hahaha.

richelle said...

I just noticed the comment about turning the priority boxes inside out. This is something that came up when I first started selling books on Amazon and perused the bulletin board there for information. I recall that someone mentioned they had used altered priority boxes or folders and the packages had been delivered or returned with 'postage due' and also they were warned with some kind of theft of materials notice. Who knows what's true, but I did just look it up at USPS and found this: http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/601.htm#6_0

Petra Carpreau said...

Oh good grief, I feel as though I've been away for months while I've had my head down buried in all manner of clay and metal dusts. Look at all this I've missed!! Blinking Cosmos is the chick for me in this little lot - very nice indeedy.Great tips about the packaging. How ingenious to diversify into selling crack too!!!

alteredarcheology said...

I've been trying to convince hubby that all those little poly bags lying about the floor are actually from headpins....

shibui said...

okay my bad.

richelle said...

Oh, I hope I didn't sound like a dick shibui--I just hated to think of your things getting diverted or messing you up...

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Hallo there fanci.
I had to come tell you that because of you I found myself looking at drawer pulls today in an antique mall..and considering how they would work in jewelry. I didn't buy any...yet..but I'm just sayin'

And..is that one of Petra's fishies up there? It looks dandy hanging on that earring. And I wish I could not worry about jump rings meeting and let them overlap at the ends like you do. Mine always just look silly if I do that. Yours jut look like they belong that way.

13 said...

Lovin' the fish and piggy earrings and what's our span with those big blue beads. I need to find somewhere else to smack myself, my head hurts.